Need to be able to see Custompress categories in Divi Builder blog module

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Hi, I am using Divi Builder in conjunction with CustomPress in order to easily show different post types on the site above. I want to be able to choose which categories of post types appear on different pages... IE: all dogs on one page / All Cats on another. These can then be click on to get more detail and of course my client can then just add the animals themselves and assign the right category in order for the new animals to appear on the right page.

The problem is divi builder is only showing me one category which is 'Uncategorised' and not all the others that have been created with Custompress.

How can i get the all the categories created with Custompress to show in the options when i go into the 'Blog' module when in divi builder?

I just need it to pull in these categories as well as the standard 'Post' categories from the standard blog.

A solution would be so much help.

many thanks (image attached for help)

  • Sajid

    Hi Craig,

    Hope you are doing good today :slight_smile:

    Its not category that you create with CustomPress. They are custom taxonomies (another type of categories) and as far I know Divi does not support custom taxonomies in blog module.

    I would suggest you to contact Divi support to get help from them to add custom taxonomies feature in blog or may be there could be another module for this.

    Take care and have a nice day :slight_smile:
    Cheers, Sajid

  • Sajid

    Hi @craig,

    Hope you are doing good today :slight_smile:

    Using CustomPress you can use following shortcode and template tag to list the terms associated to a pot/custom post within the loop.

    <?php echo do_shortcode('[tax id="listing_tag" before="your text before " separator=", " after=" your text after"]'); ?>

    [tax id="listing_tag" before="your text before: " separator=", " after=" your text after"]

    You can find corresponding shortcode and template tag for your own custom categories from CustomPress > Content Types > Taxonomies > However over the custom category and click on "Embed Code" to reveal the shortcode and template tag.

    Its basically a functionality focus build instead of design focus so there is no shortcode/template tag to list categories in a grid.

    However, you can list the posts in a specific category by using a free plugin Display Posts Shortcode and customize it like a grid by using a little bit of custom CSS.

    For detailed documentation of this plugin shortcode visit the link below:

    Also, if you don't want to mess with custom CSS then perhaps the following paid plugin will help you create a fancy grid layout of custom post type using custom taxonomies created by CustomPress plugin.

    However, I will still advice you to contact Divi theme author and ask them to help you display custom category post in post module. I am sure they must be aware of it and might have a solution/workaround for you.

    Take care and have a nice day :slight_smile:
    Cheers, Sajid