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Catherine Millington
Catherine Millington
3,754 Points

How do I create a new portfolio on the Twenty Fourteen Theme?

I have a child theme and have tried creating a new page, created a new template to use which has an effect and using the index file code (the blog page for the site) as the template but it just doesn't show any posts. I want to create a portfolio page showing only a certain category. Been on this all day and can't work it out :o/ Please help me!

Jesus Mendoza
Jesus Mendoza
23,288 Points

Do you want to create a portfolio as your first index page or insert portfolio post in your index page?

1 Answer

The simplest way would be to create a new page template. And use a loop filtered by category.

$query = new WP_Query( array( 'category_name' => 'CATEGORY_NAME' ) );
Catherine Millington
Catherine Millington
3,754 Points

HI i want to keep my index page as a static page and then have one of the other pages set to open up all posts with one category. I have used the code from the index template to see if it would bounce back any posts but it doesn't i guess because it has the coding to turn posts on or off through the dashboard (which i don't really understand so can't find to delete). I'll try and write a loop and put the code above in it and see how i get on. Thanks for your time.

Ok, i have done this but it still doesn't show anything'


get_header(); ?>

<div id="main-content" class="main-content">

<?php if ( is_front_page() && twentyfourteen_has_featured_posts() ) { // Include the featured content template. get_template_part( 'featured-content' ); } ?>

<div id="primary" class="content-area">
    <div id="content" class="site-content" role="main">

        if ( have_posts() ) :
            // Start the Loop.
            while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();

$query = new WP_Query( array( 'category_name' => 'whats-on' ) ); get_template_part( 'content', get_post_format() );

            // Previous/next post navigation.

        else :
            // If no content, include the "No posts found" template.
            get_template_part( 'content', 'none' );


    </div><!-- #content -->
</div><!-- #primary -->
<?php get_sidebar( 'content' ); ?>

</div><!-- #main-content -->

<?php get_sidebar(); get_footer();


Catherine Millington
Catherine Millington
3,754 Points

I was over complicating things.....category searches are already set up with this theme so i just made a custom link on the menu for .............../category/whats-on/ and it now works. Sorry to be a pain!!!!