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Call get template part if condition is true?

  • # September 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Defeat by php again.

    I have created a gallery that loops through some custom post types and a category. I am using < ?php get_template_part ?> to call the gallery. However, the title is outside of the loop and I am only calling the gallery if there are any post within a certain category. But my title still shows up due to it being outside of the loop. Calling it inside the loop is obviously not an option. How can I work around this so the title will only show up if the category is true?

    Gallery Title

      < ?php
      my loop
      ?>

    # September 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    @fectio1 post your code on jsfiddle so I can see it properly. Sounds like an if-statement is needed here.

    # September 27, 2012 at 9:59 am

    @ChristopherBurton I tried a few if statements, but was unsuccessful in calling it. My goal is to only get the

    title to show up if the category is true. Hopefully that makes sense.

    # September 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I figured it out. I had to use term_exist. Here is an example of my code.

    $term = term_exists(‘your_category_name’, ‘category’);
    if ($term !== 0 && $term !== null) {
    get_template_part(‘gallery’);
    }

    # September 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

    @fectio1 What does it output?

    # September 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

    @fectio1 Oops. Just noticed you had solved it.

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    # September 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    just as a follow-up, you need to use html entities when writing html tags:

    <quote>hello!</quote>

    will result in:

    <quote>hello!</quote>

    whereas

    <quote>hello!</quote>

    will result in:

    hello!

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