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Multiple Category Sets in Blog

Hi Guys,

I want to use multiple category sets in the blog, but when I add this, I can no longer filter in the archive. I know it must be something I am doing wrong, but any direction/help you can offer? Here are my templates/code;

    <p class="meta">
        <perch:categories id="categories" set="news" label="Categories" display-as="checkboxes">
            <a href="/news/category/<perch:category id="catSlug" type="slug" />" class="p-category">
                <perch:category id="catTitle" type="text" />
            </a>
        </perch:categories>

        <perch:categories id="categories_services" set="services" label="Services" display-as="checkboxes">
            <a href="/news/category/<perch:category id="catSlug" type="slug" />" class="p-category">
                <perch:category id="catTitle" type="text" />
            </a>
        </perch:categories>
    </p>
<?php
if (!defined('PERCH_RUNWAY')) include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/cms/runtime.php');
perch_layout('global/header', array(
    'banner'        =>  '',
));
perch_layout('global/breadcrumbs', array(
    'type'          =>  'news'
));
?>

<div class="container">
    <main role="main" class="content--primary">

            <?php
                // defaults for all modes
                $posts_per_page = 5;
                $template       = 'post_in_list.html';
                $sort_order     = 'DESC';
                $sort_by        = 'postDateTime';

                // Have we displayed any posts yet?
                $posts_displayed = false;

                /* --------------------------- POSTS BY CATEGORY --------------------------- */
                if (perch_get('cat')) {
                    perch_blog_custom(array(
                            'category'   => 'news/'.perch_get('cat'),
                            'template'   => $template,
                            'count'      => $posts_per_page,
                            'sort'       => $sort_by,
                            'sort-order' => $sort_order,
                            ));

                    $posts_displayed = true;
                }

                /* --------------------------- DEFAULT: ALL POSTS --------------------------- */

                if ($posts_displayed == false) {

                    // No other options have been used; no posts have been displayed yet.
                    // So display all posts.

                    echo '<h1>Archive</h1>';

                    perch_blog_custom(array(
                            'template'   => $template,
                            'count'      => $posts_per_page,
                            'sort'       => $sort_by,
                            'sort-order' => $sort_order,
                            ));

                }

            ?>
        </main>
        <?php
            perch_layout('news/sidebar');
        ?>
    </div>


<?php
    perch_layout('global/footer');
?>

Is there a way to pass in multiple category sets rather then having to have unique ids and <perch:categories> for them in the template?

Terry Upton

Terry Upton 0 points

  • 5 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

If you're not using the default blog set, then you need to make sure you specify a full category path to the category option.

It works ok for the practice news which is a category of news. Which in my first template is this;

<perch:categories id="categories" set="news" label="Categories" display-as="checkboxes">
            <a href="/news/category/<perch:category id="catSlug" type="slug" />" class="p-category">
                <perch:category id="catTitle" type="text" />
            </a>
        </perch:categories>

But it won't work for any of the service categories, which in my template is this;

<perch:categories id="categories_services" set="services" label="Services" display-as="checkboxes">
            <a href="/news/category/<perch:category id="catSlug" type="slug" />" class="p-category">
                <perch:category id="catTitle" type="text" />
            </a>
        </perch:categories>

Neither use the default 'blog' set.

Drew. Sorry I have worked this out. I was being stupid. I had not filtered the services categories. Think this is resolved.