Group by Categories

WordPress Plugin Staff List – Group by Categories

Displays staff records divided into groups. Live Previews

Grouping by Categories

1. Add a group.
Groups > Add Template > Options > Type of Grouping.
  • Select Group by categories.
  • Click Publish.
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2. Add group items.
Groups > Options > Items > Category Slugs.
Add category slugs not category names! See Staff Categories for a list of categories you can use for grouping.
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3. Publish and preview.
See section: Shortcode Parameters for details.
4. Adjust the layout.
See section: Layout for details.

Step-by-step: How the live preview was created. #

1. Add staff categories.
Staff List Pro > Staff Categories
  • Board of Education
  • Board President
  • Board Vice Presidents
  • Board Members
2. Assign categories to staff records.
Staff Members > Staff member > Staff Categories
  • Category: Board of Education to all records.
  • Category: Board President to president of the board.
  • Category: Board Vice Presidents to vice presidents.
  • Category: Board Members to board members.
3. Create a group.
Groups > Add Group > Options > Type of Groups.
  • Select Group by categories.
  • Click Publish.
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4. Add category slugs.
Groups > Options > Items
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5. Create the staff list page.
  • Create the page if not already created.
  • Get staff list shortcode from: Template Options > Shortcodes > Staff Page Shortcode.
  • Add shortcode to the page.
We’ve added category filter to show only a subset of records (Board of Education).
6. Add grouping parameter.
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  • Copy the shortcode parameter from Groups > Options > Shortcode.
  • Open the page where you have placed the staff list shortcode.
  • Add grouping parameter to the staff list shortcode.
  • Update the page and preview.