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Posted on 2010-11-15
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Hey Experts!!

I'm trying to incorporate some primitive functionality on my WordPress blog. Basically I want to show a certain image based on the 2nd cat_ID in the $category array.  Problem is, it's not working.
I can echo the ID I need, but my else/if isn't doing what I think it should be doing.

Any help is appreciated!
<?php 
				if($category[1]->cat_ID == '1116') //skis.com
					echo ('<a href="http://mydomain.com/">
							<img src="http://content-1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/skis/tag-cloud.jpg" alt="Save On Packages" title="Save On Packages"  width="250px"/>
						</a>');
				elseif($category[1]->cat_ID == '1452'); //snowboards.net
					echo ('Snowboards.net');			
			?>

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//This is my echo and it prints out fine.
$category = get_the_category(); 
echo $category[1]->cat_ID;

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Question by:LZ1
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by:gtagliani
ID: 34139811
try this code:


if($category[1]->cat_ID == '1116')
{
    echo ('<a href="http://mydomain.com/"><img src="http://content-1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/skis/tag-cloud.jpg" alt="Save On Packages" title="Save On Packages"  width="250px"/></a>');

}else if($category[1]->cat_ID == '1452'){

    echo ('Snowboards.net');

}

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by:LZ1
ID: 34139840
@gtagliani: I'm not even getting the image now on the first category.
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by:gtagliani
ID: 34139860
im sorry u must have the "$category = get_the_category();" before the code.


$category = get_the_category();

if($category[1]->cat_ID == '1116')
{
    echo ('<a href="http://mydomain.com/"><img src="http://content-1.s3.amazonaws.com/images/skis/tag-cloud.jpg" alt="Save On Packages" title="Save On Packages"  width="250px"/></a>');

}else if($category[1]->cat_ID == '1452'){

    echo ('Snowboards.net');

}

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by:gtagliani
ID: 34139875
is this code on your sidebar.php? wp version?
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by:LZ1
ID: 34139877
I do, however it's separate from the rest of this PHP code.  I have it in it's own block.

Tried the above with no love.
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by:LZ1
ID: 34139888
Yep, sidebar.php and WP version 2.8
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gtagliani earned 2000 total points
ID: 34139990
at the end of your elseif   "elseif($category[1]->cat_ID == '1452');"  u have a ";" . delete it.


Im not sure why the code i gave u is not working i tested it on a wp 2.8 and it is. See if the category id is the correct one.
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by:LZ1
ID: 34140054
2 things:
1) I realized it's the wrong value.
2) after removing the ; it worked fine.

Thanks!!
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