Wordpress Page of Posts Problem

Posted on 2009-07-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
I have been having some trouble (i don't know any PHP) setting up wordpress to display posts from a specific category, based on what page is currently displayed (page.php below). I was pointed to this page (look at page of posts) for help but now I'm stuck. Can someone help me figure out the last details of this? Thanks a lot!



 * @package WordPress

 * @subpackage Default_Theme



get_header(); ?>



	<div id="content" class="narrowcolumn">


// page id 21 will get category ID 12 posts, page 16 will get category 32 posts, page 28 will get category 17 posts

if (is_page('Healthy Food') ) {

$cat = array('healthy-food');

} elseif ( is_page('How You Clean') ) {

$cat = array('how-you-clean');

} elseif ( is_page('You and Your Baby') ) {

$cat = array('you-and-your-baby');

} else {

$cat = '';



$showposts = -1; // -1 shows all posts

$do_not_show_stickies = 1; // 0 to show stickies


   'category__in' => $cat,

   'showposts' => $showposts,

   'caller_get_posts' => $do_not_show_stickies


$my_query = new WP_Query($args); 





<?php if( $my_query->have_posts() ) : ?>


		<?php while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>


			//necessary to show the tags 

			global $wp_query;

			$wp_query->in_the_loop = true;


			<div <?php post_class() ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">

				<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>

				<small><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?> <!-- by <?php the_author() ?> --></small>


				<div class="entry">

					<?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »'); ?>



				<p class="postmetadata"><?php the_tags('Tags: ', ', ', '<br />'); ?> Posted in <?php the_category(', ') ?> | <?php edit_post_link('Edit', '', ' | '); ?>  <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?></p>



		<?php endwhile; ?>


	<?php else : ?>


		<h2 class="center">Not Found</h2>

		<p class="center">Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.</p>

		<?php get_search_form(); ?>


	<?php endif; ?>







if(is_page('1')) {


     echo 'Hi There!';


} elseif (is_page('Healthy Food')) {


     echo '<div id=sidebar>

<h1>Featured Product</h1><p class="centered">DERMAdoctor<br /><a href=><img width=120 height=60 alt=Banner 10000043 border=0 src=></a><img border=0 width=1 height=1 src=></p>


<p>For sheer information, it\'s tough to beat DERMAdoctor\'s feature articles and newsletters where Dr. Kunin shares the most current developments in skin care technology and research. This is what separates from other retailers on the web.</p>

<p>Accurate information gives you the power to make the right skin care choices from our wide array of products. And for the shopper in a hurry, some guests prefer to browse the extensive listings of products and descriptions.</a></p></div>';


} elseif (is_page('How You Clean')) {


     echo '<div id="sidebar">

<h1>Featured Product</h1><p class="centered"><br /><a href=>

<img src= border=0></a></p><p>This water filter is perfect for your home. We have done our research and have found this to be the most economical solution available. We give it our full endorsement and know youll just love the system.</p></div>';


} elseif (is_page('Around the House')) {


     echo '<div id=sidebar><p><a href="">Click here to visit</a></p></div>';


} elseif (is_page('Out and About')) {


     echo '<div id=sidebar>Out and Aboot</div>';


} elseif (is_page('You and Your Baby')) {


     echo '<div id=sidebar>You & Bebeh</div>';


} elseif (is_page('Healthy Pets')) {


     echo '<div id=sidebar>Smetz</div>';




else {


     echo '<div id="sidebar"><h1>Featured Product</h1><p class="centered">Bulk Herbs - Great Value!<br /><br />

If you&#39;re looking to buy in quantity and want a great low price, then check out these guys:<br /><br /> 

<a href=";a_bid=75abec25"><img src=";a_bid=75abec25" alt="" border="0" title=""></a></p></div>';






<?php get_footer(); ?>

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Question by:jameshuckabonetech
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What exactly do you want to achieve?

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"setting up wordpress to display posts from a specific category, based on what page is currently displayed (page.php below)"

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jameshuckabonetech earned 0 total points
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I'm sorry, I thought I was clear but I guess not. My site is at I've created pages in wordpress that the navigation bar items are linked to. I've also created corresponding categories in Wordpress. I would like to be able to write a post and assign it to the category/page that it should belong to. Then, when someone clicks on an item in the navigation bar for instance, I would like the page to appear with all of the posts that have been put into that category to appear. This seems like it should be a built in feature since it is a simple way to automatically organize things. I always hated how blogs would by default have the newest articles appear on the home page and then have the old posts go into an archive that is cumbersome to click through. So yah, can anyone help out?

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