Now inyou can choose a menu item to show all articles in a category and their subcategories. You can even specify how many levels you want to drill down.
So for example you have a menu “DIET” and a menu item called “‘FOOD” created as a Category Blog Layout. You have the parent category – Foodies, and it’s child categories. You normally would just display articles in a parent category, but if you want to display all articles in your parent and it’s subcategories you can as well. Below I will show you how:
- Menu name: DIET
- Menu item in your 1.6 named: FOOD
- For example you have a Parent Category called: Foodies
- Child/Subcategories under it called: Fruit, Vegetables, Meat
This is how you would display articles from parent and multiple subcategories in a Menu Item Category Blog Layout.
1. Log into your1.6 administrator panel.
2. Click on Menus, ‘DIET’.
3. Edit the FOOD menu item.
4. Menu Type = Category Blog
5. Under Required Settings, Choose a category = Foodies
6. Under Blog Layout Options, Include Subcategories = 1
7. Save your FOOD menu item.
After you refresh your website, click on the DIET link on the menu. You should now see articles from all your parent category – Foodies and all articles from it’s subcategories – Fruits, Vegetables and Meat.
In Step 6, I chose ‘1’ because I only wanted to go down 1 level of categories. If you have parent-child-subchild-subsubchild categories and want to display articles from all your parent subsubcategories you can easily show these articles by changing:
# 6. Under Blog Layout Options, Include Subcategories = All
Also you can modify the category blog layout by changing the following options in the menu item. These options are exactly the same as how you would configure your features articles blog layout. It is located under your your Blog Layout Options (step 6)- specify number of articles to show as:
- # Leading Articles
- # Intro Articles
- # Columns
- # Links
- Multi Column Order