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Limit number of posts when only showing one category


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Old Oct 8, 2009, 09:17 AM
bodger
 
4 posts · Sep 2009
I'm using some code in my central column which checks to make sure that a post is in a particular category ("Top Story") before actually showing it on the home page.

What I want to do is to only display, say, 3 of the top stories and no more.

The trouble is, if I limit the number of visible posts using the standard Wordpress Reading settings to 3, then it only actually shows me 1 post - because the posts that are in that category are something like the 1st, 5th and 9th post in the list of posts.

So is there a way I can somehow set the posts limit to "quite high" and then tell the central column code in Atahualpa to only show the top story posts until its shown 3 of them?

What do you think?
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Old Oct 8, 2009, 10:32 AM
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23,682 posts · Mar 2009
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Look at Example 2 at ATO->Style & edit CENTER COLUMN and instead of checkinng for the front page check the category
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Old Oct 8, 2009, 10:38 AM
bodger
 
4 posts · Sep 2009
Yeah, I tried that in the first place but the bf_ata['post_count'] variable increases with literally every post in the whole database of posts - not just the ones that are in the category I'm after.

So if the posts that are in the category I'm interested in are post numbers 1, 5 and 9 and I use:-

<?php if ( in_category('top-story') AND $bfa_ata['postcount'] == 3 ) { ?>

then I only see the first one.

Obviously I could increase the number from 3 to, say, 25 to make sure I get all of the top stories but then, if there are 18 posts in that category out of the last 25 posts, I'll have 18 posts on the page!
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Old Oct 8, 2009, 11:27 AM
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there is a writeup in the gold forum about how to make the front page a static page, but display an item from a cateory (anouncements) that could probably be tweeked to do what you want.
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