Blog with multiple categories

10 posts by 3 authors in: Forums > CMS Builder
Last Post: May 15, 2017   (RSS)

By kovali - April 10, 2017


I'm trying to build a blog with different categories, every category can have many stories. The list of all categories and list of corresponding stories should always be shown on the same page. Now, when I click on a category I only get the first story for that category... But I want it to show ALL stories for that category.

The code that I'm using now:

/* STEP 1: LOAD RECORDS - Copy this PHP code block near the TOP of your page */

// load viewer library
$libraryPath = 'beheer/lib/viewer_functions.php';
$dirsToCheck = array('/home/weballbe/public_html/','','../','../../','../../../');
foreach ($dirsToCheck as $dir) { if (@include_once("$dir$libraryPath")) { break; }}
if (!function_exists('getRecords')) { die("Couldn't load viewer library, check filepath in sourcecode."); }

// load records from 'pe_blog_rubrieken'
list($pe_blog_rubriekenRecords, $pe_blog_rubriekenMetaData) = getRecords(array(
'tableName' => 'pe_blog_rubrieken',
'loadUploads' => false,
'allowSearch' => false,

// load records from 'pe_blog'
list($pe_blogRecords, $pe_blogMetaData) = getRecords(array(
'tableName' => 'pe_blog',
'where' => whereRecordNumberInUrl(1),
'loadUploads' => true,
'allowSearch' => false,


I think it has something to do with 'where' => whereRecordNumberInUrl(1), why it's only showing 1 story but don't know the correct PHP code to get all stories for one categorie.

Anybody that can help me please ?

Thanks !

By kovali - April 10, 2017

Is it possible to have 2 lists of different tables on one page anyway ??

By ross - April 14, 2017

Hi there

Thanks for posting.

It is possible to display two lists on one page.

To start with, though, I recommend simplifying and focusing specifically on a page that lists all your blog posts.

Don't add anything about categories or single records or multiple lists.

Just build a page that lists all your blog posts regardless of category.

Once you have that, attach a copy of your file (instead of pasting code into a post), and I can review from there.

Does that make sense? Let me know any questions or feedback.


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By kovali - April 25, 2017

Hi Ross,

I've build a page that simply lists all blog posts, see file attached please.

The result in the browser: 

Best regards,



blogtest.php 10K

By kovali - April 28, 2017

Hi Ross, how will I continue from here... ?

By kovali - May 8, 2017

Anybody ?

By gkornbluth - May 8, 2017 - edited: May 8, 2017

Hi Kovai,

One approach might be to set up a way to identify the different groups of blogs. I usually do that by setting up a multi record "Categories" section with a "Category" text field.

Next, set up a pull down list field in my blog section that gets its values and labels from the "Category" field in the "Categories" section, make it a required field, and "assign" each blog story to a particular category with that pull down. (this keeps everything nice and uniform, so searches don't go awry.)

Next on they blog list viewer, set up a similar pull down that gets its values from the Category field in the Categories section, (also make this a required choice using error checking) so that the visitor can choose from the same category list.

You can then use that choice to set a 'where' value to limit the blog posts shown to only that category.

It's pretty easy once you get going, and there's a lot more on the details in my CMSB Cookbook recipes.

Good luck

Jerry Kornbluth

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By kovali - May 9, 2017

Hi Jerry,

Thx for the help, much appreciated !

When you say: "You can then use that choice to set a 'where' value to limit the blog posts shown to only that category."  I'm wondering what the 'where' statement should look like... could you give me an example pls ?

For the moment I have a working solution with a jump menu, see below, but your solution would be nicer I think...

Thanks again.


<form id="form1">
<select name="menu1" onchange="MM_jumpMenu('parent',this,0)">
<option value="">Kies een rubriek</option>
<?php foreach ($pe_blog_rubriekenRecords as $record): ?>
<option value="blog.php?rubriek=<?php echo urlencode($record['title']) ?>"><?php echo $record['title'] ?></option>
<?php endforeach; ?>

By gkornbluth - May 9, 2017

Hi Koen,

I'm not able to access any examples right now, but have a look through the recipes in the CMSB Cookbook. You'll find examples there.

If you're not a subscriber, you can get a trial subscription. just follow the link below.

Good luck,


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