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Who is Kaiju? Meet the 67a2 Public Relations Director…  

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011    

Yeah… My dog (a shiba inu named Kaiju) has a website. And he probably gets more hits than you do. Sure it helps that he is super cute and fuzzy, and that he has a distinct set of emotional and physical issues.

The fact is, blogging is a lot of work, but the rewards can be great. Kaiju’s co-owner and I spend a lot of time keeping the content on his blog www.iamkaiju.com fresh, and actively participating in the shiba inu community. As a result, we get tons of visits and comments. Sometimes all it takes is giving a little love back to others. By commenting on their blogs, you’ll see how eager people are to reciprocate, and participate in your own discussions.

the kaijutheme was specifically designed to highlight his fuzziness

 
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WordPress: order 5 categories by the most recent posts  

Friday, March 18th, 2011    

A client site has 5 main categories that make up it’s mission. All posts are organized by these 5.
We want the category of the most recent post to be at the top of the list, followed by 3 posts from it.

Here’s my effort at this simple enough sounding problem.

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<!--?php ///////////////   CREATE A CATEGORY ARRAY ///////////////
$cat_array = array();
$args=array(
  'post_type' =--> 'post',
  'post_status' => 'publish',
  'posts_per_page' =>10 //number of posts to collect from... could be higher, I chose 10
);
$my_query = null;
$my_query = new WP_Query($args);
if( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
  while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();
    $cat_args=array('orderby' => 'none');
    $cats = wp_get_post_terms( $post->ID , 'category', $cat_args);
    foreach($cats as $cat) {
      $cat_array[$cat->term_id] = $cat->term_id;
    }
  endwhile;
}
// remove categories that are not the main 5
//I want these 5 specific cats to show - their category ID's are 31,32,33,34,35
if ($cat_array) {
  foreach($cat_array as $cat)  {
    $category = get_term_by('ID',$cat, 'category');
    if ( $category->term_id == 31 ||
         $category->term_id == 32 ||
         $category->term_id == 33 ||
         $category->term_id == 34 ||
         $category->term_id == 35 ){
    }else{
      unset($cat_array[$category->term_id]);
    }
  }
}
//make sure all of the 5 main categories are in the 10 test posts
//otherwise I'll add them to the end of the array (hack)
if (!in_array(31, $cat_array)) {  $cat_array[31] = 31; }
if (!in_array(32, $cat_array)) {  $cat_array[32] = 32; }
if (!in_array(33, $cat_array)) {  $cat_array[33] = 33; }
if (!in_array(34, $cat_array)) {  $cat_array[34] = 34; }
if (!in_array(35, $cat_array)) {  $cat_array[35] = 35; }
 
///////////////   GET POSTS FOR EACH CATEGORY  ///////////////
// GET THE CATEGORY
if ($cat_array) {
  foreach($cat_array as $cat)  {
    $category = get_term_by('ID',$cat, 'category');
    $args=array(
      'cat' => $category->term_id,
      'showposts'=>3, //number of posts to show
      'caller_get_posts'=>1
    );
    $post_count = 1; //reset post count to 1
    // GET THE POSTS
    $my_query = new WP_Query($args);
    if( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
      while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();
 
	 //////////////////////////////////////// YOUR CATEGORY HERE
	if( $post_count == 1){
   	  echo '' . $category->name .'';
	}
        //////////////////////////////////////// YOUR POSTS HERE
        echo the_title() .'';
 
      $post_count++; endwhile;
    }
    wp_reset_query();
  }
}
wp_reset_query(); ?>
 
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