- February 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm #3071
Sorry – Me again.
I would like to me able to customise the look of the categories landing page,
So it shows a bit about the post on the page. Like this one for example: http://www.ccs.northants.sch.uk/category/vacancies/
Because at the moment mine looks like this: http://www.kimberley-stemcollege.co.uk/staff-vacancies/
Is this possible to do using a child theme?
TomFebruary 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm #3073February 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm #3077
Yep, I was a previous college which designed the site, using a different theme.
I believe he just customised the PHP files for each categories page. Do you have a child theme which I could try it with?
TomFebruary 16, 2016 at 11:32 am #3079
Thanks for your feedback and for the wait. I was asking just in case you knew the specifics so I could provide a similar setup.
How many categories will need this? Do you want me to create a widget area for each so you have easy access to change the contents?February 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm #3080
Thanks for looking into this for me – its much appreciated 🙂
It would be good to have one for Vacancies and Latest News so 2 and yes a widget area would be great!February 16, 2016 at 10:08 pm #3083
Here is a child theme to assist with this:
To install go to
Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Activate. In the child theme is a file named
xmust be replaced with the ID of the Latest News category as I couldn’t find it. To get that ID go to Posts > Categories > Latest News and check the URL, there is one number in the URL, that’s the ID.
For Vacancies, the widget area will be added to this page.
Unfortunately, activating a child theme in WordPress changes the theme slug. This causes
Appearance > Menu > Menu Locationsettings to reset. That’s a quick resave and you’re back up and running. The time-consuming part is that it will reset
Appearance > Customize. I recommend that you open
Appearance > Customize > Theme Designwith the parent theme activated. Then, in another tab, activate the child theme. This will let you manually copy each Theme Design setting across to the child theme.
Using a child theme really early on in your project (if you have future projects) is a way to avoid this hassle in future. I’ve been in this positon many times.February 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm #3100
You are a god!
Thanks for providing the child theme – works perfect
Also the widgets work perfect.
Amazing work – thanks againFebruary 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm #3101
Super 🙂 Really glad to hear that helped. If anything else comes up, please, let me know.
All the best with your site.
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