Wordpress/Thematic Trial-by-fire... unfortunately I'm starting to get burned.
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Here is my problem, generally:
I would like for a bunch of category archive pages to have descriptions and images before the posts, and a list of things after the posts. From what I understand, I can use hooks to insert info into these locations, though I don't really know how (or what I have tried has worked). The secondary issue here is that there will be 40+ different category archive pages, each with different descriptions, images, and lists.
Inserting text in the category description works partially, but it seems I can't put HTML in that or include pictures. This doesn't solve the problem of including the list after the posts.
Our goal is to: Go to a category archive, read a description of the category and see some pictures explaining the concept, scroll down and see posts categorized in that category, and then scroll down further for a list of projects that don't have posts associated to them (as in they don't deserve a whole post, but we want to show the list). Then go to another category archive and do it all again with different information.
What I don't understand:
1) How can I call "post-like" information before posts in the category archives
2) How can I call "post-like" lists after the posts in category archives
3) How do I store this "post-like" information in the database? Can I?
4) PHP, totally foreign, but copy-pasting and find-replacing is doable...
I've tried my best to explain the problem, based on the comments from some users I think this is an easy thing to do - just a little too much for me.
Thanks in advance, RP