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How to change the nav links below single posts to similar category posts - in WordPress.

Posted on 2011-02-15
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Hey Experts!

I need to customize a WordPress theme for one of my clients.  She wants to change up the links that are served below each post when it's pulled up in its own post page.  (within single.php)  By default, WP calls the last and next posts.  She wants it to pull 2 recent titles within the same category.  For instance, for her post at

http://www.archaeologyrevealed.com/power-of-ideology2

the two links below "People who read this article also found these articles of interest:" would be the latest posts from the category 'archaeological sites.'  (The category would vary by post.)

Here is how I have modified the code thus far:

<div id="nav-below" class="navigation">
                            <h3>Extend the Dialogue</h3>
                        <p>People who read this article also found these articles of interest: </p>
                        <ul>
                              <li class="nav-previous"><em><?php previous_post_link( '%link', '%title' ); ?></em></li>
                              <li class="nav-next"><em><?php next_post_link( '%link', '%title' ); ?></em></li>
                    </ul>
                        </div><!-- #nav-below -->

What php do I use to call the latest same category titles?

Thanks..... Tricia
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Thanks for the link.  The php code shown on that page gave me errors, but when I drilled into another page referenced here I came up with the following modification:

 <div id="nav-below" class="navigation">
                            <h3>Extend the Dialogue</h3>
                            <p>People who read this article also found these articles of interest: </p>
                            <ul>
                              <li class="nav-previous"><em><?php previous_post_link( '%link', '%title', 'Previous in category', TRUE ); ?></em></li>
                              <li class="nav-next"><em><?php next_post_link( '%link', '%title', 'Next post in category', TRUE ); ?></em></li>
                              </ul>
                           
                            </div>

And it worked.  There is soooo much documentation out there, it can be a real challenge finding the right page.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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by:Lukasz Chmielewski
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Glad it worked. Cheers.
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