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Configure category layout in Appearance

  1. Hi!

    I love my theme, it's perfect. With one little exception that drives me crazy: category layout. Now, obviously, I could go to self-hosted .org and hack away at the theme, or pick an entirely new theme that displayed the categories differently, but I like wordpress.com, and I like every other aspect of my current theme. A search of the support forums reveals a number of queries about the same sort of thing, so I guess I'm not alone in this boat. So, how about making the layout of categories an option under Appearance?

    Ideally, it would be a drop down option that lets you choose to display Title, Excerpt, or Content when viewing a category on your blog. Whichever one you choose, the theme would include either the_title(), the_excerpt() or the_content() as appropriate when rendering the category template.

    Cheers,

    Ben

    The blog I need help with is electromechanicalman.com.

  2. Our Themes Staff do monitor threads in the Themes Forum. I have flagged this thread so it will be moved there by our Moderators and Staff can reply to you after the weekend.

  3. I also think you may benefit form reading this associated post. > Category/archive pages: full posts or not > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/full-posts-in-archive-pages/

  4. Hi Timethief, thanks for replying. I've seen that list around the place (which is what leads me to think I'm not alone here), and as you suggest, I could change the layout of categories by changing my theme.

    What I'm proposing here though is an enhancement to the way that layout is controlled, through the Dashboard options - so that everyone can have their cake and eat it too when it comes to this subject.

    Cheers,

    Ben

  5. I do understand what you are proposing. However, I do not know how this could be implemented on all of the unique 100 free themes without a huge commitment of Staff time to edit each and every underlying template but Staff will respond to you on Monday.

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