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Having a topic display stories from other topics - possible?


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jager

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Here's what I'm trying to do.

I have a "Movie Reviews" topic. Using the menu plugin, I have 5 sub-topics for different ratings of movie reviews.
What I would like to have happen is for the "Movie Reviews" topic to act sort of like the homepage for the Movie Reviews section. The idea is that when a review is posted in any of the sub categories, it will show up in the main "Movie Reviews" topic as well. Ideally, the Movie Reviews topic would simply do a query which will display the stories from any of the other topics I indicate - but I'm not a PHP stud to know how to do that.

Can anyone help or point me to somewhere where this was done in the past? I tried searching through the forum with no luck.

Thanks! You can see the website where I'm trying to do this here.

-Jager
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jager

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Can anyone help with this? Am I not being clear?
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Turias

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Hmmm, since I've never used sub-topics, I'm not sure if there is an easy way to get the functionality you want. I know that it wouldn't be too hard to hack your way through it with php, but since you aren't a php stud, I'm not sure how you are going to do it.

If I were going to hack it with php, I would find where the query was being done for the stories (start with index.html). Then, you can hack it by saying that if topic==MovieReviews_, hard code in a database query that says WHERE topic = 'MovieReviews_4Star' OR topic = 'MovieReviews_3Star' ... etc.

It's not easy, and not elegant, but doable. Maybe someone out there knows an easier way to do it...

Let me know if this helps, doesn't, etc.
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