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rss_suparchive_bycat might do what you want… set the ‘showcatsonly’ attribute on; as you say, this plugin’s aim is to be section-sensitive
second feature request for cbeyls — if you’re on a category list, could a class (like ‘active-cat’) be added to the relevant category list item?
so it can be styled differently, as you’re on that page
dank u wel
The unfortunate drawback to that, though, is that I get the “clean URL” wording stored rather than the title I gave it, which means… instead of Web/Info Design, I get Info-Design. Bleech. :D
But, as I say, I’ll keep fiddling. I have cbs, stw_category_tree and rss_superarchive_bycat now. One of them is bound to do what I want. lol
yeah that’s what I’ve been finding when going down the category road for static site design — I go round in circles
Last edited by nardo (2005-10-11 01:42:47)
#1 Displaying the actual title instead of the category name for <code><txp:category1 /></code> and <code><txp:category2 /></code> can be done simply by setting the <code>title=1</code> attribute, as you can see in Textbook.
#2 The aim of this plugin is to display categories related to a section. By default it’s section-sensitive but you can force the section using the <code>section</code> attribute. If you want to display all categories of all sections, just use the default section plugin provided with Textpattern, <code><txp:category_list /></code>. Of course it’s not perfect because it doesn’t provide the possibility to display the category titles instead of names, but I hope it will be fixed in a new release of Textpattern. The aim of my plugin is not to replace the default one, it’s just complementary. Or maybe I didn’t understand your question.
Last edited by cbeyls (2005-10-12 20:46:54)
#1 I use a standard TXP function to generate the URL. This function is supposed to create clean URL’s. Actually in the current TXP version, if your URL contains a category, this only works with the default section, so all other sections have messy URL’s but it’s not my plugin’s fault. I hope it will be fixed soon. The plugin code will remain the same. I don’t want to hard-code a function that is already present in Textpattern just because it is buggy. But even if I hard-code a clean URL it won’t work without hacking Textpattern’s code (try to type the URL yourself in your browser bar and see the result).
#2 The active class feature was already requested by jstubbs. Just look at that post just above. I’ll add it in a few hours.
And finally, I started writing this plugin because I tried rss_suparchive_bycat and didn’t like it at all. It made my website twice slower and the code was huge.
Last edited by cbeyls (2005-10-12 21:03:20)
Thanks for the tip on #1. (I knew it was something simple. :rolleyes: ) I’ll continue on with cbs; it’s the best I’ve seen for the task so far. Thanks so much for sharing!
thanks cbeyls – good points all – and yep this a very mean and clean little plugin
re: working section/category URLs – I found it as easy as installing zem_rewrite (thanks btw to Andreas for the tip) – and will run with it on a static site using categories as subsections
so I guess my question is: how do you hack your plugin to remove those “/?c=” three little characters? : ) if I understand you, it means copying a txp function into the plugin first, then modifying that… ? would certainly throw some ca$h at you if you’d consider doing a parallel version of your plugin…
feature request #311231:
a version which outputs a drop-down menu — like zem-popup-cat, which would satisfy my needs except it outputs the category name not category title
Last edited by nardo (2005-10-13 02:08:58)
Which URL form are you expecting actually? You mean a special URL form made possible by using another plugin which is zem_rewrite ? This means the plugin would require another one to work ?
As for the cash, thank you but I have little spare time and I want to preserve it by doing things I like to do ;) For example, my new website is barely opened and I still have tons of things to add to it. Furthermore, a TXP plugin is simple and not worth paying for it I think.
So, now I’m gonna add this “active category class” feature. For the clean URL’s thing, I repeat that it is Textpattern that generates the URL’s and is able to recognize them afterwards, so if you can find a clean URL syntax for categories and sections that is natively recognized by Textpattern, I’ll add it. If you need another plugin, I’ll not add it. Last possibility: hacking Textpattern code and keeping the plugin code unchanged while waiting for this feature to be implemented in the new versions of Textpattern.
Finaly, for the drop-down, why don’t you ask to zem the author of zem_popup_cat ? ;)
Last edited by cbeyls (2005-10-14 00:28:56)
which url form?
“/section/category” as opposed to “/section/?c=category”
thank you for your consideration, it was a request – and you’ve answered it
re: drop-down – I suggest it because I think it would add to the usefulness, completeness and versaility of your plugin! at the moment people are using two or three different category plugins which each lack a little something
Last edited by nardo (2008-02-04 03:52:05)