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Layout Builder Post List/Grid Element + Mini Post List Categories Problem

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  • #8090
    Ron
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    I am using the Layout Builder in Jumpstart 1.02 (w/ Stretch child) to enable pages with posts from different categories. I use the Layout Builder to add Post Lists and Post Grids elements to the layout, then select a single Category for each post list or grid.

    The first problem seems to be that only 9 (+ “All Categories”) of my 13 categories are displayed in the “Category” check box selection, so I can’t choose from 4 that I need on some pages.

    I tried working around this by using “Custom Query String (optional)” entry field using a value like “category_name=news” (where “news” is the category slug). This seems to work, except for a second bug, which is that the number of post entries displayed is always first five (5) no matter what the setting in “Number of Posts” entry field is set to.

    A similar bug exists in the “Theme Blvd Mini Post List” widget, which I am also using. Only 9 Categories are available in the “Category” drop-down list. If I use the “Custom query string (optional) field” here, this also results in only the first 5 posts/titles being displayed. (I haven’t tried this in “Theme Blvd Mini Post Grid”, but it has the 9 category limitation in the Category drop-down as well.)

    Am I missing something (I’m new to JS) or is there another workaround?

    Thanks in advance for the assistance.
    Ron

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  • #8091
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello Ron,

    These selections of categories should be showing all categories that currently contain at least one post (this is the default way WordPress’s get_categories function works). Is it possible the missing categories currently do not have any posts assigned to them yet?

    #8093
    Ron
    Participant

    Yes, that appears to be the case. My bad. I tend to work from the other direction. Create the layout then have the content added by my “client” (content manager).

    I’m loving JS, btw, great features.

    Thx, Ron

    #8094
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    No problem. I totally understand; you’re not the only one to be confused by that.

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