May 6, 2013 at 6:41 am #8584
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)
RobMay 15, 2013 at 7:10 am #8644
Yes you can do this by just adding the categories as menu items – this is covered in the essentials tutorial :)
JamieJuly 1, 2013 at 7:16 am #9047
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?
RobJuly 1, 2013 at 8:21 am #9054
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.
JamieJuly 1, 2013 at 9:02 am #9055
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?
RobJuly 2, 2013 at 11:35 am #9064
Thanks for emailing over the code :)
I will check out and then add to my Canvas tweaks post!
JamieJuly 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm #9105
Is there a way of displaying category posts in alphabetical rather than date order?
RobJuly 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm #9122
Not without quite a bit of custom dev :)
Here’s an article outlining the process
JamieJuly 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm #9159
I had almost given up on adding custom text before category posts), however I came across this:
On paper it seems to be an answer but I can’t get it to work. Is Canvas not going to play ball?
RobJuly 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm #9162
Good news. I dropped this into loop-archive.php and Bingo! it workds a treat.
RobJuly 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm #9163susannah rossParticipant
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?
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