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  • # December 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    hey there! I would greatly appreciate some feedback advice. I have built a website based on this wordpress template.. Check out the portfolio section and how you are able to filter the different kind of portfolio pieces. http://hanna-wp.firstbasedesign.co.uk/

    So on the back end of WordPress you make portfolio pieces that are similar to WP posts, but they are called projects.. this is new to me as I havent been on WP in a year or so. So in the portfolio back in area you have this list that you can order the portfolio projects.

    THIS is what I want to know, and bare with me as I try to explain. when you come to the home page and go to portfolio, it defaults to showing ALL projects and it shows the top 6 (or however many you choose 16 being max) projects from that list you set up on the back end of wp. So if I click on illustration, it only shows the illustration projects WITHIN that top 6.. but I would LOVE if it would go on down past the top 6 in the list and show 6 illustration projects.. not just the 3 or however many that are in the top 6 . does that make sense?

    I am wondering if I am missing something within the WP setting OR if I can hack into the PHP or Jquery (not sure what is is as Im mostly an HTML CSS girl) and force it to do this??

    # December 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    So basically you always want there to be 6 objects present at all times for each category.

    You could use AJAX to run a query that pulls in 6 of the posts that match the category/tag you want.

    Can you show some of the code you’re using to output the listings at the moment.

    # December 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

    @LinCSS25 Let me understand this. The Portfolio page only shows six pieces at once from all of your projects (illustration, audio, web design, etc). When you click on a specific category of the portfolio, it only shows three. However, you want it to show six instead, correct?

    # December 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    The solution to this is probably to AJAX a new query_posts on the different categories. If it’s only loading 6 on the first run through it will need to fetch more when you change the category. Ajax is probably the least annoying way to do this, from a visitor perspective.

    # December 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    This is probably the best place to start, tech up top, examples down below. http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.ajax/

    # December 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Thanks. I think this is way over my head however :(

    # December 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Ajax isn’t too complicated, think of it like a contact form mailer.

    You’re basically running a PHP file on demand without leaving the current page, Javascript takes the data, sends it to the PHP file and then loads in the results (in very rudimentary terms).

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