[wp-hackers] When archive.php is pulled in the theme, how does it know what category it applies to before (or as) the loop starts?
davemee at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 11:15:45 UTC 2009
William, you're absolutely right. You star.
I attached your cigar to this post, hope it doesn't get scraped by the
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> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of William Canino
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> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] When archive.php is pulled in the theme, how
> does it know what category it applies to before (or as) the loop
> single_cat_title() ?
> 2009/10/7 Dave Mee <davemee at gmail.com>:
> > Hi List!
> > I know it's possible to pull category names from the post in the loop
> > that page, but I need to find out what definitive category is being
> > requested.
> > For example - invoking site.com/category/cat-b will pull up an
> archive page.
> > However, if the first post in that category is also a member of cat-
> a, my
> > efforts to find a category name are thrown off kilter - the canonical
> > category should be coming from the URL, rather than the individual
> > Is there some mechanism to look into the guts of wordpress or the
> query and
> > discover which category it thinks it's dealing with?
> > Dave
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