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Combine WP page with category

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MWilson, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. MWilson

    MWilson Newbie

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    I want to make a website with wordpress and have several pages for different categories or sub niches. I want to have each page have static content but then at the bottom list blog posts for that category the same as it would on a category page. I also want the posts to have a permalink that is associated with the page too.

    domain/page1/related posts
    domain/page2/related posts
    etc.

    How can I do this? Preferably in a way that does it without me tweaking coding for each post.
     
  2. Darko

    Darko Registered Member

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    There is some premium templates that will do this. You can get them free, do a search for studiopress themes here on the forum to find them. they use what they call Genesis framework and it will do exactly what your looking for, after you find them and install one just go to the widgets section of WP and it will let you customize different parts of your page by category/posts/pages etc.

     
  3. MWilson

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    I just tried a bunch of those themes and it looks like they almost do what I want but not quite or at least I haven't figured out how to get them to so what I want. I was able to figure out how to put post excerpts and thumbnails in a sidebar widget but what I want is for them to show up at the bottom of the page content. But that is not extremely important, I could live with that since it doesn't matter so much where they are listed on the page.

    What I do want is to be able to assign a certain category only to be listed on a specific page. From what I can see with these widgets is that the widget will show up on all pages and posts.

    And even more important, I want the posts to have a permalink to be structured under the page as though they were sub pages to the page.

    domain/page1/posts related to page 1
    domain/page2/posts related to page 2

    I can accomplish that part since my permalinks are set to /%category%/%postname%/ by giving the category and the page the same slug. It just seems like a sloppy way to do it but maybe there is nothing wrong with that. It would be nice to have a more clean way of doing it. I am just concerned it may cause confusion with search engines.