No Categories Showing in Writr Theme

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  • #1527722

    jtur001
    Member

    I switched to the Writr theme as soon as it came out, but have only just noticed that no categories are showing under my posts, only tags (even though I’m still selecting categories when I post). Can anybody please tell me if this is inherent to the theme, or is there some simple setting I’m missing that will make the categories show? Thanks!

    #1527811

    raincoaster
    Member

    I will flag this to be moved to the Themes forum.

    #1527813

    jtur001
    Member

    Thanks — I only noticed the forums pull-down menu as I was clicking enter sorry!

    #1527818

    raincoaster
    Member

    No worries, everyone does that.

    #1527883

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    jtur001 – you’re absolutely right, Writr doesn’t display categories on each post or on the blog page. While this theme focusses more on tags and post formats, you can still use a category list or category cloud widget if you’d like your readers to be able to find posts by category. Any categories you’ve assigned to your posts will be picked up and reflected there.

    Just let me know if you have any other questions.

    #1527911

    jtur001
    Member

    Thank you for the clarification.

    Could I please suggest that the non-display of categories be mentioned in the theme showcase? Knowing in advance would have influenced my decision to switch to the theme (or not). Thanks.

    Frankly, I’m a bit perplexed and annoyed by this feature — I really can’t see how making it *more* difficult for readers to find related posts in any way enhances their reading experience. Unfortunately, a category list or category cloud widget isn’t quite the same, especially if it isn’t visible from the post(s) in question.

    #1527922

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Thanks for your feedback, I hear what you’re saying.

    We definitely realize that not having categories displayed on the posts isn’t going to be for everyone. Fortunately, there are many other themes that do include them, and their demo sites reflect that. If you need help finding an alternative, just let me know.

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