Sorting or removing ALL option from Blog Templates


For New Blog Templates plugin, is it possible to re-organize how the template screenshots are displayed, or more importantly remove the ALL tab from the category list and set the category order?

Thanks, Chris

  • Vaughan
    • Support/SLS MockingJay

    Hi @crazybodyfitness,

    you would need to custom code this in the plugin. currently it’s not possible to change it from within the settings.

    You can edit blogtemplates/blogtemplatesfiles/blog_templates_theme_selection_toolbar.php

    find the following;

    public function display() {
    <div id="nbt-toolbar" data-toolbar-type="<?php echo $this->type; ?>">
    <a href="#" id="item-0" class="toolbar-item" data-cat-id="0"><?php _e( 'ALL', 'blog_templates' ); ?></a>
    <?php foreach ( $this->categories as $category ): ?>
    <a href="#" id="item-<?php echo $category['ID']; ?>" class="toolbar-item" style="opacity: 0.62;" data-cat-id="<?php echo $category['ID']; ?>"><?php echo $category['name']; ?></a>
    <?php endforeach; ?>
    <div style="clear:both"></div>

    and comment out/remove the following line;

    <a href="#" id="item-0" class="toolbar-item" data-cat-id="0"><?php _e( 'ALL', 'blog_templates' ); ?></a>

    Hopefully that should get rid of the ‘All’ nav item, I haven’t tested tho.

    Regarding the sort order, I might have to ask the developer for a bit of feedback on this for you.

    hope this helps

  • Christopher
    • The Bug Hunter

    Hi @vaughan

    The code example you suggested worked. It did remove the ALL tab. However, the page still displays all the templates. I have a lot of templates and don’t want my users to feel overwhelmed. I’m trying to sort them so they have just a few default templates they see initially, and can then sort for more based on the categories.

    Thanks, Chris

  • Ignacio
    • HummingBird

    Hi @christopher.

    We just released a new version of the plugin (2.6.1). Please, download it.

    Now you can modify the tabs in the categories selection toolbar with this code:

    add_filter( 'nbt_selection_toolbar_tabs', 'remove_all_tab_theme_selection' );
    function remove_all_tab_theme_selection( $tabs ) {
    unset( $tabs[0] );
    return $tabs;

    The $tabs array has the following structure:

    $tabs[0] = 'ALL'
    $tabs[1] = 'A CATEGORY NAME 1'
    $tabs[2] = 'A CATEGORY NAME 2'

    Where the keys of the array are the category ID. If you want to remove the ALL label you just need to remove the category ID = 0. Then, the toolbar will show ‘A CATEGORY NAME 1’ as default. If you want to change this too, you can with the following code:

    add_filter( 'nbt_selection_toolbar_default_tab', 'set_default_tab_theme_selection' );
    function set_default_tab_theme_selection( $default_tab ) {
    return 2;

    That way, the default category displayed will be ‘A CATEGORY NAME 2’.

    Could you test and tell us if is working fine for you?



  • Ignacio
    • HummingBird

    Hi @christopher

    You can do it in two ways:

    – Insert the code inside your theme functions.php file (the theme that is activated in your main blog)

    – Create a new plugin for that (best option, you won’t loose the changes if you change your theme).

    Anyway, attach to this post there’s a zip file with a new plugin and the code above. Just upload it as any other plugin and network activate it.



  • Ignacio
    • HummingBird

    Hi @christopher

    I’m very sorry for the delay here, I completely missed your answer.

    I’ve been testing this and I could not reproduce the issue, could you pass me the following information?

    – Blog Templates Settings: What’s the value for “Show templates selection on registration” and “Type of selection”?

    – What kind of settings do you have selected for your default template?

    – What kind of settings do you have selected for the template that you try with on signup page?



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