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Two or more sets of categories?

  1. I would like to have 2 or more different sets of categories, i.e. 1) classify posts according to names and 2) according to themes with a different header for each category type. How is this possible?

    I.e.

    POETS (header)
    Value 1
    Value 2
    Value 3

    THEMES (header)
    Value 1
    Value 2
    Value 3

    The blog I need help with is greekpoems.wordpress.com.

  2. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    As you’ve probably found, the Categories widget displays all categories that have at least one published post assigned to them; so you cannot do what you’re looking for.
    To use your example, what you can do is turn “Values” into subcategories, with “Poets” etc. as parent categories, not headings. Subcategories will show up indented under each parent category.
    Or you can handcraft the sets using a text widget; you’ll need the URLS of the category pages, coding for links and coding for unordered lists. Drawback: you’ll have to manually update the widget each time you add a new category.

  3. Make "POETS" and "THEMES" parent categories.

    edit -> categories -> add category / category name (POETS) -> choose category parent from pop-up menu: parent = none

    Then make child categories appropriate for each parent category.

    edit -> categories -> add category / category name (value 1) -> choose category parent from pop-up menu (POETS)

  4. ~~OOPS!

  5. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    ~~ [shrugs]

  6. Hi 1tess. Your solution is what I had already tested. However, this does not display 2 different menus, but one menu (with one menu title) with indented categories as described.

  7. spirosdoikas,

    It appears to me that you would like to have two (or more) separate category widgets displaying not "Categories" in their title, but your "menu title", and then the corresponding sub-categories. That is not possible. All categories can only go in one widget, as 1tess has described.

    The only option to have it the way you want is to handcraft the category links in a text widget, as panaghiotisadam described above.

  8. Drawback: you’ll have to manually update the widget each time you add a new category.

    Also note that once you have all the categories in your text widgets, the category pages themselves will update as you add posts to the categories.

    That's how I have my categories set up on my blog, in a text widget.
    (I wanted pictures next to the cats.)

  9. I think I see an implementation of that here:
    http://pandoxeio.wordpress.com/

  10. spirosdoikas
    As far as I can see, the blog you are referring to is using the links/blogroll widget for the sidebar.

  11. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    Ah yes, you can use the links widget instead of a text widget. In that case, you copy the category URLs and turn them into links (Links > Add New); headings = link categories.

    But again you'll have to manually update the list each time you add a new category.

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