Introduction

Leo presents a short, clear video on how to create a category page here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/creating-a-category-page

It works well for most themes, but not all. One theme it doesn't work for is Weaver II. It shows 1 post per page which negates the purpose. (If your theme is not Weaver II, I suggest that you try Leo's method.)

The good news is that Weaver II has all the options in it to achieve the same result. Just follow these steps and you will have a page showing excerpts of all the posts in a category of your choice!

Note: It is best to first try this out with a dummy site so that you don't mess up your domain site in any way. As you proceed through the steps, you can create posts/categories/pages with nonsensical information for the sake of creating them. DO NOT use content from your domain site to prevent duplicate content issues. Once you have the technique mastered, just apply it on your actual site.



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SherryV Premium
Hi Robin.
I was instantly interested in your tutorial when I saw Weaver II. My regular cats through WP have no pics like your example shows. If I use your tutorial going through Weaver II will I get those nice images on the left side? I do have an image on each of my blog posts.
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robinjs Premium
By 'cats', are you referring to categories, Sherry?
And which pictures are you referring to? Images in this tutorial or images on my site - to the left of each post extract?
If you are talking about images on my site, you have to set up the featured image for each post in order for it to show.
But I need to know which images you are referring to before I go into detail or else I might be explaining the wrong thing!
Let me know,
Robin
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SherryV Premium
Ohh, yes, the featured image, which I have overlooked on all my blog posts! So I have something to do tomorrow. I made sure I had an image in each post, but that will not put it in the blog roll. The featured image does.

Thanks for your concern and reply. Yeah, cats are categories in my head.

I have not used of the WeaverII options for much. I mainly wanted the better looking mobile setup. I have used it to change colors and fonts.

Sherry
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JessieJean Premium
hi, I was wondering if this is the same as organizing your drop down menu for the themes at the top of your page? I created a submenu for my themes but I want it so you dont click on the main theme for some of them but only the topics within. Kyle's site howtoavoidscamsonline has it set up that way where you can only click on certain themes and others only allow you to click the topics within the themes. Does anyone know how to change this. Is it based on website theme or can it be changed??
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robinjs Premium
No, this isn't the same as organizing your drop down menu. This training shows you how to set up pages that look like blog rolls for categories of your choice using Weaver II theme. (If you want you can see an example of one of my pages set up that way: http://anywherenanytime.com/247-income)

In most themes, you can use a hash tag (#) as an empty place holder. In the menu section of your dashboard, open the 'Link' portion and put a hash tag as the URL and enter the menu name as the link text, like this: http://take.ms/wfYzg
Then insert this Link into your menu. You can proceed to put other sub-menu items under it in the menu as you have seen in Kyle's Training.
Here are some other trainings on menus if you need more help:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-create-a-drop-down-menu
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/creating-a-review-menu-tab-with-drop-down-categories

Hope this helps! :)
Robin
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JessieJean Premium
Thanks so much! I'm new to creating a site so I sometimes hit a brick wall over simple tasks. I'm still trying to figure out what you write in a post opposed to a blog. lol
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FrancinaM Premium
Thank you I struggled with this for hours
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robinjs Premium
I'm glad it helped!
It took me a while trying to use usual methods before I realized Weaver II had everything needed right inside it!
:)
Robin
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DoubleTap Premium
Outstanding tutorial, Robin... very nice!
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robinjs Premium
Thank you. :)
Robin
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TinaB Premium
This is a very nice & helpful tutorial. I learned something new that I might not ever know on my own. I will likely apply it as I develop my website. Thanks for making tutorial. ☆ Tina
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robinjs Premium
I'm glad it is helpful. Let me know if you need any help.
Robin
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TinaB Premium
In the "Settings for Page with Posts", you indicated 4 green arrows. The 1st arrow is Category for entering slug. Can you give me an example on how to enter it and what it should look like?
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robinjs Premium
If you click on Categories in your WP admin menu, you will get a list of all your categories along with their slugs as you can see in this example: https://monosnap.com/image/2IVi2fOqsrrhEo7DyPW7YwRFF3Z4bY
So go to that list on your own site, find the slug you need, copy it and paste it into the box indicated by that first arrow.

Let me know if that works and if it makes sense.
Robin
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