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  • #17555
    oak
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    Hi,

    We discovered this theme couple of days ago. Thank you for this excellent theme. Great job! We plan to buy the Plus version.
    Is there a way to do this https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop#Multiple_Loops_in_Action using the theme’s short codes? We are using the Weaver Xtreme free version at the moment.
    Our requirement is:
    * Pull latest posts from multiple categories on a single page 
    * From one category, display excerpt of one post, and just clickable titles of 6 posts (like this: http://s14.postimg.org/wgqgpths1/i_wish.png)

    I am able to do that by creating a custom template page with the following code for one category:

    But if that’s the hard way of doing it, then what’s the better way?
    Cheers,
    AF
    #21039
    scrambler
    Moderator

    You can easily do that by using Weaver’s companion plugin called Weaver Show posts. https://wordpress.org/plugins/show-posts/

    Weaver Show Post allows you to do advanced Posts selection and display by creating a filter, and then gives you a shortcode to display the result of that filter anywhere you want.

    So for your first question, you create a filter that shows the latest post of a specific category, you create one filter for each category, and then add the shortcodes to the content area of your choice (there is a show post insert button over the content editor for easy selection/insertion).

    FOr the second question, You would create one filter that shows the last post of a specific category as excerpt, then a second filter that would select 6 posts (skipping the first one) and display them as Titles. then place both shortcodes in a standard page.

    In general Xtreme and its companion plugins (Weaver Xtreme Theme Support, Plus (purchase), WEaver Show Post and Weaver Show Slider), will let you do pretty much any customization without needing to edit php templates.

    When the options are not enough, you have CSS+ boxes on existing options to add more styling. Anything advanced changes that can be done with CSS can be placed in Main options > Fonts &n Custom > CUstom CSS Rule box.

    If you have Plus, you can even add PHP filters and Actions in Advanced Options > HEad Section > Action & Filter box.

    For layout structural changes you have a lot of HTML insertion areas in Advanced options > HTML Insertion areas.

    explore the demo site here:  http://demo.weavertheme.com/

    #21040
    oak
    Participant

    Hello scrambler!

    Excellent answer. Very nicely explained. Thank you very much.
    It worked great 🙂 Created a filter. Defined filter options. Used the short code and voila!
    Thanks again.
    Cheers,
    AF.
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