Leave it to diabetic to use a sugary metaphor to a candy slogan.

Okay, WordPress, you have these two ways to organize posts, Tags and Categories (yes, there are more than “uncategorized”). I’m working on a new project where I am going to not have my usual freedom for custom theme coding, so I am finding all the things I can do within the box.

I have a Category taxonomy with 3 items, each with 10 sub items. But I am going to need ways to list posts also within each ones as “recommended” or “optional.” I was wondering about ways of finding posts with a category AND a specific tag.

Were I coding, doing a custom query would be a snatch.

And this little thing I found will work as a link, but not much else, but seemed like something worth noting.

So I have a category link on this here blog for WordPress cayetorized posts – https://cogdogblog.com/category/wp/ and by the time I publish this one, there will be 180 posts there.

But I can add a second query parameter via the URL to get posts categorized WordPress and tagged splot like this (41 results) https://cogdogblog.com/category/wp/?tag=splot

And when this one gets published! https://cogdogblog.com/category/wp/?tag=peanutbutter

Just by playing with URLs you can get slices of taxonomies across the two kinds WordPress gives you.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


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