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Hello everyone,

I'm new in this forum and my english is not perfect so sorry for the mistakes.

I have an Blog Project and i will use categories. 

Here is the structure:

  • Blog -> displays all the Blogposts (template=BlogPage)
    • Post-Name -> display the specific Post (template=BlogPost)
  • Categories -> not visible in the menu (template=CategoriesPage)
    • Categorie-Name -> not visible in the menu (template=CategoriePage)

For your information:

  • (BlogPost) every blogpost has its own page
  • (BlogPost) in Admin i can select the categorie per Field -> SelectMultiple Pages (Checkbox) (fieldname=categories)
  • (Blog) displays all the BlogPosts and all the categories under the ParentTemplate CategoriesPage, which also have their own side

Now the Problem:
On Blog -> I would like to click on a category and only see the post that has this category checked in the BlogPost.

CategoriePage -> what do I have to insert there to show only the specific posts which use the checked categorie?


Let me know if you need more information

Thanks for your support

 

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Hi @adrian_gp,

Welcome to the forums.

Let's say you have a category 'Technology' whose URL is /categories/technology/.  In the template file of the template CategoriePage, you can do this:

// @note: we set a limit here. You can use pagination if you have many posts
$posts = $pages->find("template=BlogPost, limit=10, categories=$page");

$out = '';
// category title
$out .= "<h2>{$page->title}</h2>";
// found posts in this category
if($posts->count) {
    foreach($posts as $post) {
        $out .= "<h3><a href='{$post->url}'>{$post->title}</a></h3>" .
         "<p>{$post->summary}</p>";// assuming you have a summary field
}
// no posts in this category yet
else $out .= "<p>No posts found in this category</p>";

echo $out;

Quickly typed in the browser, check for errors, just an example.

 

Btw, there are blog profiles and a Blog module you can look at for more examples.

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