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Is there any way I can render /categories page ? #4018

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gourav opened this issue Dec 30, 2019 · 1 comment
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Is there any way I can render /categories page ? #4018

gourav opened this issue Dec 30, 2019 · 1 comment

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@gourav gourav commented Dec 30, 2019

Hi.
I want to create a view like this. Basically idea is to have a dedicated page showing different categories in grid format and mentioning their post count as well. I can maintain a JSON file in a theme I am writing to pull out respective icons for the categories, but I can't seem to figure out the way to create a page that is served when /categories is requested.

Would this require development of a plugin ?

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@dailyrandomphoto dailyrandomphoto commented Dec 30, 2019

You can follow these steps:

  1. hexo new page categories
  2. add layout: categories to the front-matter of just created page. source/categories/index.md
  3. add a layout file to your theme. e.g. themes/landscape/layout/categories.ejs
  4. use list_categories helper build your category list. example
  5. use transform option or other hacks to show your icons.
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