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perch_blog_custom category filter not working

Hi

I'm having a problem getting my blog posts to filter based on the category. I set up my category set and add "News" and "Events" and then add my blog posts to the "News" category but it shows nothing. Removing the category line shows the content fine. So I'm a little stumped. Diagnostics, Debug and Code below...

Page Code

<?php
             perch_blog_custom(array(
               'count'      => 5,
               'template'   => 'post_in_list_home_news.html',
               'sort'       => 'postDateTime',
               'sort-order' => 'DESC',
                           'category' => array('news')
             ));
?>

Template Code

<perch:before>
</perch:before>
<div class="row">
  <div class="large-6 medium-12 small-12 columns">
    <a href="<perch:blog id="postURL" />">
      <perch:if exists="image">
        <img src="<perch:blog id="image" type="image" width="472" height="293" crop="true" />" alt="<perch:blog id="postTitle" />" />
      </perch:if>
    </a>
  </div>

  <div class="large-6 medium-12 small-12 columns">
    <h4><a href="<perch:blog id="postURL" />" rel="bookmark" class="entry-title"><perch:blog id="postTitle" /></a></h4>
    <p class="date"><perch:blog id="postDateTime" format="%d %B %Y" /></p>
  </div>
</div>
<perch:after>
</perch:after>

Debug Message

[16] SELECT p.pagePath, pr.routePattern, pr.routeRegExp, p.pageTemplate FROM perch2_pages p LEFT JOIN perch2_page_routes pr ON p.pageID=pr.pageID ORDER BY pr.routeOrder ASC, p.pagePath ASC
Matched page: /news-events, so not using routes.
Using master page: /templates/pages/news-events/index.php
[1] SELECT * FROM perch2_pages WHERE pagePath='/news-events' LIMIT 1
[2] SELECT regionKey, regionHTML FROM perch2_content_regions WHERE regionPage='/news-events' OR regionPage='*' ORDER BY regionPage DESC
Using template: /templates/pages/attributes/seo.html
Using template: /templates/pages/attributes/body_attributes.html
[4] SELECT * FROM perch2_pages WHERE pageNew=0 AND pageHidden=0 AND pageDepth >=0 AND pageDepth<=1 ORDER BY pageTreePosition ASC
[1] SELECT pageTreePosition FROM perch2_pages WHERE pagePath='/news-events' LIMIT 1
[1] SELECT pageID FROM perch2_pages WHERE pageTreePosition IN ('000-004', '000') ORDER BY pageTreePosition DESC
[4] Using template: /templates/navigation/main-nav-item.html
[1] SELECT regionID, regionTemplate, regionPage, regionRev AS rev FROM perch2_content_regions WHERE regionKey='Heading' AND (regionPage='/news-events' OR regionPage='*')
[1] SELECT * FROM ( SELECT idx.itemID, c.regionID, idx.pageID, c.itemJSON, idx2.indexValue as sortval FROM perch2_content_index idx JOIN perch2_content_items c ON idx.itemID=c.itemID AND idx.itemRev=c.itemRev AND idx.regionID=c.regionID JOIN perch2_content_index idx2 ON idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemRev=idx2.itemRev AND idx2.indexKey='_order' WHERE ((idx.regionID=31 AND idx.itemRev=3)) AND idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemRev=idx2.itemRev ) as tbl GROUP BY itemID, pageID, itemJSON, sortval ORDER BY sortval ASC
[1] Using template: /templates/content/global/_heading_top.html
Fetching from cache: perch_blog_categories589c7a634eb12f2ec225cfedc7dc78ae
[1] SELECT * FROM ( SELECT idx.itemID, c.regionID, idx.pageID, c.itemJSON, idx2.indexValue as sortval FROM perch2_content_index idx JOIN perch2_content_items c ON idx.itemID=c.itemID AND idx.itemRev=c.itemRev AND idx.regionID=c.regionID JOIN perch2_content_index idx2 ON idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemRev=idx2.itemRev AND idx2.indexKey='_order' WHERE ((idx.regionID=31 AND idx.itemRev=3)) AND idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemRev=idx2.itemRev ) as tbl GROUP BY itemID, pageID, itemJSON, sortval ORDER BY sortval ASC
[1] Using template: /templates/content/global/_heading_bottom.html
[0] SELECT DISTINCT idx.itemID FROM perch2_blog_index idx JOIN perch2_blog_posts main ON idx.itemID=main.postID AND idx.itemKey='postID' AND ((idx.indexKey='_category' AND idx.indexValue LIKE 'blog/news/%' OR idx.indexKey='_category' AND idx.indexValue='blog/news/'))
[nil] SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS DISTINCT tbl.* FROM ( SELECT idx.itemID, main.*, idx2.indexValue as sortval FROM perch2_blog_index idx JOIN perch2_blog_posts main ON idx.itemID=main.postID AND idx.itemKey='postID' JOIN perch2_blog_index idx2 ON idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemKey='postID' AND idx2.indexKey='postDateTime' AND idx.itemID IN (NULL) WHERE 1=1 AND idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemKey=idx2.itemKey ) as tbl WHERE (postStatus='Published' AND postDateTime<='2017-01-31 09:46:00' ) GROUP BY itemID, sortval ORDER BY sortval DESC LIMIT 0, 5
[1] SELECT FOUND_ROWS() AS `count`
[28] SELECT DISTINCT settingID, settingValue FROM perch2_settings WHERE userID=0
Using template: /templates/blog/post_in_list_home_news.html
[1] SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS DISTINCT tbl.* FROM ( SELECT idx.itemID, main.*, idx2.indexValue as sortval FROM perch2_blog_index idx JOIN perch2_blog_posts main ON idx.itemID=main.postID AND idx.itemKey='postID' JOIN perch2_blog_index idx2 ON idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemKey='postID' AND idx2.indexKey='postDateTime' WHERE 1=1 AND idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemKey=idx2.itemKey ) as tbl WHERE (postStatus='Published' AND postDateTime<='2017-01-31 09:46:00' ) GROUP BY itemID, sortval ORDER BY sortval DESC LIMIT 0, 5
[1] SELECT FOUND_ROWS() AS `count`
[1] Using template: /templates/blog/post_in_list_home_events.html
[1] SELECT * FROM perch2_blog_sections ORDER BY sectionTitle ASC
[1] SELECT * FROM perch2_blogs ORDER BY blogTitle ASC
[1] SELECT groupID FROM perch2_navigation WHERE groupSlug='footer-navigation' LIMIT 1
[4] SELECT np.pageID, np.pageParentID, p.pagePath, p.pageTitle, p.pageNavText, p.pageNew, p.pageOrder, np.pageDepth, p.pageSortPath, np.pageTreePosition, p.pageAccessTags, p.pageAttributes FROM perch2_navigation_pages np, perch2_pages p WHERE p.pageID=np.pageID AND np.groupID=1 AND p.pageNew=0 AND np.pageDepth >=0 AND np.pageDepth<=1 ORDER BY np.pageTreePosition ASC
[1] SELECT np.pageTreePosition FROM perch2_pages p, perch2_navigation_pages np WHERE np.pageID=p.pageID AND np.groupID=1 AND p.pagePath='/news-events' LIMIT 1
[1] SELECT pageID FROM perch2_navigation_pages WHERE groupID=1 AND pageTreePosition IN ('000-004', '000') ORDER BY pageTreePosition DESC
[4] Using template: /templates/navigation/item.html
Request time: 0.652
Process time: 0.651
Memory: 3.9627

Diagnostics

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Production mode: Production (100)
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Dan Lee

Dan Lee 1 points

  • 2 years ago

It probably isn't this, but as you are not passing an array of categories you could do this:

'category' => 'news'

Just a thought to try

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2637 points
Perch Support

Are you using the blog category set?

Dan Lee

Dan Lee 1 points

No I wasn't - but am now and it is working. I'm too used to working with collections and I forget the Blog doesn't sing of the same song sheet. Thanks for your help Drew! :)

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2637 points
Perch Support

It does if you tell it - just use a category path any it can be any set you like.

Dan Lee

Dan Lee 1 points

Ok great!