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  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Since you are using Basic Pages and a custom theme, put the following in your theme hooks file:

    public function PageController_Render_Before($Sender) {
      $Module = new LatestPostListModule();
      $Module->SetData(5, 'categories/1', 1);
      $Sender->AddModule($Module, 'Cat1');
    
      $Module = new LatestPostListModule();
      $Module->SetData(5, 'categories/2', 2);
      $Sender->AddModule($Module, 'Cat2');
    
      $Module = new LatestPostListModule();
      $Module->SetData();
      $Sender->AddModule($Module, 'Latest');
    }
    

    And replace the SetData() method in /plugins/LatestPostList/modules/class.latestpostlistmodule.php with:

    public function SetData($Limit = 5, $Link = 'discussions', $CategoryID = NULL) {
      $Wheres = (!is_null($CategoryID) && is_numeric($CategoryID)) ? array('CategoryID' => $CategoryID) : '';
      $DiscussionModel = new DiscussionModel();
      $this->_LatestPosts = $DiscussionModel->Get(0, $Limit, $Wheres);
      $this->_Link = $Link;
    }
    

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  • Thank you very much @hgtonight !

    That was it.

    Maybe considering put that feature onto the default plugin wold be nice.

    Thank you once again.

  • Sorry to bother you once again.

    How can I target to the ParentCategoryID?

    I tried with this

    Changing $CategoryID to $ParentCategoryID.
    But that did't work

    Hope you can help.

  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Just pass in the parent category ID in your theme hooks file.

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  • it didn't work
    I guess is because we don't have any discussion in the parent category itself.

    I try making an array of the subcategories of the same parent category.
    But that did't work either.

    Is there a we to target the parent category id instead of just every single category?

    My DB looks like this

    lets say I need to target to the number 8 parent ID

  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Oh, you want to display posts from a specific category AND it's sub-categories.

    Do your parent categories only acting as headings, or can you post in them as well?

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  • businessdadbusinessdad Stealth contributor MVP

    @hgtonight said:
    Oh, you want to display posts from a specific category AND it's sub-categories.

    That can be done easily. See my previous answer about navigating the category tree.

    hgtonight
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    This is definitely beyond the scope of my plugin, but you just need to to modify the LatestPostListModule::SetData() method to do what you want.

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  • edited December 2014

    @alanLeyva said:
    The plugin is "Basic Pages" (an application actually)
    I just overwrite the index.php file for a custom index.tpl file, the .tpl was so I can put the "asset"s to print the categories latest post.

    @alanLeyva can you elaborate more on how you used the "Basic Pages" application to bring about your desired result? Where is the location of the index.php file you overwrote?

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