I’ve successfully redirected my blog page to my most recent post – i.e. so when you click the ‘blog’ link in the nav it goes to the most recent post page and you can click next/prev buttons to navigate between other posts.
Now I want to do the same thing but for a specific category so when you click a category link, instead of displaying an archive page of all the posts in that category, it displays the most recent post in that category.
The next/prev buttons then need to navigate to posts only in that category.
Any ideas how I can do this?
I copied my code from single.php to category.php and used single_cat_title(); to display the category name at the top of the page.
Needed to change my next/previous_post_link to next/previous_posts_link
The only disadvantage is that the URL displays /cat=[catname]&paged=2 rather than the name of the post, but not really a big problem.
The only issue remaining is how to display the full screen background image which is attached to each post and referenced as follows in my header.php:
$background_image = get_post_meta($page_id, 'mb_background_image', true);
$src = wp_get_attachment_image_src($background_image, 'full');
How can I call this from the category page?
Fixed by replacing this line:
$background_image = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'mb_background_image', true);
You know, the other way to do what you’re trying to do is simply to set the global
posts_per_page variable to
1 in Dashboard -> Settings -> Reading.