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List Posts by Category

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Are you looking for a way to show the current category title and list of the posts added to it dynamically? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to list posts by category in WordPress.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s category.php file or in a site-specific plugin:


<?php
//Identify current Post-Category-ID ermitteln
foreach((get_the_category()) as $category)
    {
    $postcat= $category->cat_ID;
    $catname =$category->cat_name;
    }
?>
<h2><?php echo $catname; ?></h2>
<?php $categories = get_categories("child_of=$postcat");
    foreach ($categories as $cat)
    { ?>
    <?php query_posts("cat=$cat->cat_ID&posts_per_page=-1"); ?>
    <h3><?php single_cat_title(); ?></h3>
    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <ul>
        <li><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>">
            <?php the_title(); ?></a>
        </li>
    </ul>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <?php } ?>
<?php } ?>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 11 best WordPress plugins for writers and how to use Google Optimize in WordPress.

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