[wp-hackers] Custom Page Template - can't see the forest through the trees

Charles Frees-Melvin charles at cefm.ca
Fri Apr 2 18:16:50 UTC 2010

Why not change your category.php from the_exerpt to the_content.

Charles E. Frees-Melvin
charles at cefm.ca

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On 2010-04-02, at 14:27, Mike Walsh <mpwalsh8 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:58 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> [ ... snipped ... ]
>> So, what you want isn't really to put a category of posts onto a  
>> Page,
>> but to put a category of posts into that navigation bar/tabs thing
>> that you have.
> Sort of.  I want a page that contains the posts from a particular  
> category
> which is not the same as a navigational tab that is essentially just  
> a link
> to a particular category.  This slight difference matters because the
> display of the content going through the category hierarchy is  
> excerpts
> where what I want is the full post just like they appear on the  
> front page
> of the site.
>> Like 90% of the time when I see themes that have lists of pages  
>> across
>> the top, they are using code like this, probably in the header.php:
>> <ul class="navbar">
>> <?php wp_list_pages(...); ?>
>> </ul>
>> Then the CSS for "navbar" makes it display that stuff in the row.
>> Well, modifying that to put categories in there too is trivial:
>> <ul class="navbar">
>> <?php wp_list_pages(...); ?>
>> <?php wp_list_categories(...); ?>
>> </ul>
>> See? Simple. Now the categories show up in that bar too. If you only
>> want category 23 to appear in that bar, then that's easy:
>> wp_list_categories('include=23');
>> It's always easier to do things the right way, and that means really
>> defining what you want to do, not how you want to do it.
> I hadn't thought of using the category as part of the header, that  
> is worth
> exploring so I looked at the theme header and it is constructed  
> almost as
> you suspected it would be.  While I could do what you suggest above  
> it won't
> account for page ordering and I still have the problem I noted above
> regarding excerpts.
> I want to find or develop a different theme for this site but I that  
> isn't a
> project for this afternoon.  I have John Boch's suggestion working  
> now and
> my wife is happy (which is all that really matters) so now I have to  
> return
> to my real job!
> Thanks for the help.  I love this list, lots of smart people here.
> Mike
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