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  • #2009 Reply


    Seems to work, but causes the main menu to disappear when I have a static front page and another page that lists posts from a specific category. Main menu is missing on the category posts page.

    #2115 Reply

    Jed Hartman

    Me too. I reported this as a bug last week, but my bug report is listed as still awaiting moderation. Is there another way to contact the author of this plugin? It’s a great plugin, aside from this menu problem.

    #2120 Reply


    Same problem here! after a week sweating a lot, i finally found this great plugin..that fits my need…thanks …….but menu disappears when i click on catergories link on the widget

    #2133 Reply


    You must recreate list of category and next recreate a menu.

    #2140 Reply


    Same problem. Main menu is missing when click on any category or tag on my blog. Tried to recreate list of category and menu – doesn’t help

    #2159 Reply

    Jeremy Blake

    Same problem here. I also tried creating a new menu, but that didn’t help.

    Wordpress 3.7.1.

    #2164 Reply

    Jeremy Blake

    I figured out an alternative solution for anybody having the same issue.

    Install this plugin:

    then in tag-pages.php change ‘page’ to whatever your custom post type is. For me this was ‘landing_page’.

    So it will look something like:

    register_taxonomy_for_object_type('post_tag', 'landing_page');

    If you want to add categories to your custom post type, just add:

    register_taxonomy_for_object_type('category', 'landing_page');

    #2165 Reply

    Jeremy Blake

    I don’t think there is a bug in the plugin after all. Just make sure to include this in functions.php file and update your custom post type:

    function namespace_add_custom_types( $query ) {
      if( is_category() || is_tag() && empty( $query->query_vars['suppress_filters'] ) ) {
        $query->set( 'post_type', array(
         'post', 'nav_menu_item', '<strong>YOURCUSTOMPOSTTYPE</strong>'
    	  return $query;
    add_filter( 'pre_get_posts', 'namespace_add_custom_types' );
    #2209 Reply


    My workaround for now is to activate this plugin, apply categories to the requisite pages, and then deactivate it. The pages retain the categories in the database and work as expected. With the plugin deactivated my menus behave normally.

    #2210 Reply


    Hi there,
    i’m having the same issue here and it kinda sucks because the plugin is actually really useful. Jeremy could you be a bit more specific about your workaround? Where should I place the code inside function.php? I’m using the plugin mostly to add categories and tags to pages…will it work?

    Thanks a lot :)

    #2272 Reply


    Elio: Jeremy’s solutions works for me. 1. Place his code into the functions file of your child theme. 2. Replace ‘< strong >YOURCUSTOMPOSTTYPE</ strong >’ with ‘page’.

    #2527 Reply


    Hallo, ich mf6chte den headlineanimator gerne auf mneeir Volleyball-Seite ausprobieren, aber ich bin ganz ehrlich mit der Installationsanleitung nicht zufrieden. Ich hab das Plugin hochgeladen und aktiviert, und nun weidf ich nicht weiter. Soll das admin interface zum konfigurieren der Plugin-Editor sein, in dem ich dann den Quelltext durchforsten muss? make sure that the file you want to write your animator to is writeable for php welche datei soll das sein, wo kann ich das angeben? Wenn ich das weiss und die Datei generiert wird geb ich auch gerne weiteres Feedback. Vorerst schonmal Danke ffcr Deine Bemfchungen!

    #2925 Reply


    Elio: Except that once you change ‘< strong >YOURCUSTOMPOSTTYPE</ strong >’ with ‘page’, the Word Press ‘recent posts’ widget displays all pages with their ID number and not title.

    Any ideas on how to change this?

    #2961 Reply

    John Clifford

    Steve, thanks for clarifying, I attempted to follow as you instructed, but the plugin doesn’t function while restoring the nav menus.

    I thought using sub or parent categories may have been an issue, so edited categories to remove subs from parents, but no impact.

    #2962 Reply

    John Clifford

    I also attempted the Tag Pages plugin solution offered above.

    Same result –> yes, I’m able to add the category to the page, but when displaying my category page, only posts and not my pages appear.

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