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  • #8584

    Hi Jamie

    I am creating a site using Canvas. I have my home page showing posts using the ‘magazine’ template. On this page I have post categorized ‘events’, ‘activities’ and ‘featured’. I would like to have three additional pages titled ‘events’, activities’ and ‘featured’. In each of these three additional pages I would like for only the relevant categorized posts to be listed. Is this possible? Where do I start?

    An additional question. If I could somehow amend the Canvas blog template to achieve this, could I also insert a static introductory paragraph at the top of the page before the posts are listed? E.g. “Here are my favorite events:”

    Thanks (great site by the way)

    Rob

    #8644
    Woothemes Canvas 3
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Rob,

    Yes you can do this by just adding the categories as menu items – this is covered in the essentials tutorial :)

    Jamie

    #9047

    Hi Jamie

    I have gone back to see if I’m missing something. It’s close but no cigar.

    What I am looking for is a title in the style of the rest of the site. An introductory paragraph and then the blog post excerpts and thumbnails as I would otherwise have them on the blog page.

    When I include a category in the menu it:
    – has a title “archive|photos” (I want just “photos”
    – the title is in a non-formatted font (it needs to look consistent)
    – there’s no opportunity to insert introductory text
    – it does however display post excerpts and thumbnails as I want.

    I have wasted hours with widgets which allow the title and the into paragraph but the formatting of the blog post excerpts is all stripped out.

    I’m launching on 1 August and am pulling my hair out. Am I asking too much of WordPress/canvas? Should I just think of an alternative structure to my site?

    Thanks
    Rob

    #9054
    Woothemes Canvas 3
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Rob,

    To do exactly as you want would include quite a bit of custom coding (e.g. add custom text before category posts), however you should be able to style the Archive Headings in Canvas theme options.

    Jamie

    #9055

    Hi Jamie

    Thanks for the quick response.

    I can live without the intro paragraph for the time being. How do I delete “archive|” from the title so that the category alone is displayed?

    Thanks
    Rob

    #9064
    Woothemes Canvas 3
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for emailing over the code :)

    I will check out and then add to my Canvas tweaks post!

    Thanks again,
    Jamie

    #9105

    Hi Jamie

    Is there a way of displaying category posts in alphabetical rather than date order?

    Thanks
    Rob

    #9122
    Woothemes Canvas 3
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Rob,

    Not without quite a bit of custom dev :)

    Here’s an article outlining the process

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Alphabetizing_Posts

    Jamie

    #9159

    Hi Jamie

    I had almost given up on adding custom text before category posts), however I came across this:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Category_Templates

    On paper it seems to be an answer but I can’t get it to work. Is Canvas not going to play ball?

    Thanks
    Rob

    #9162

    Hi Jamie

    Good news. I dropped this into loop-archive.php and Bingo! it workds a treat.

    Thanks
    Rob

    #9163

    Hello Rob and Jamie

    I too should like to remove the word “Archive” from the title of a post within a category. Can you tell me how you did it?

    Thanks
    Susannah

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