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[Resolved] Category image field as header image in archive template

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Last updated by chrisL-13 4 months, 1 week ago.

Assigned support staff: Shane.

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#2463005
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Tell us what you are trying to do?

I want to create a template to replace the standard wordpress posts archive for listing posts of a certain catetgory.

I have created a custom field with the slug category-image and added it to the Category taxonomy.

I have created an archive template called 'Topic listing'. I have built the post loop and above that I am trying to build a dynamically populated header that will allow me to use the same template for all the terms in the Category taxonomy.

I can use dynamic content for the archive title and archive description, but when I try to add the category-image as dynamic content (as the URL for the header's background image, I cannot see the field name to select it.

Is there any documentation that you are following?

No

Is there a similar example that we can see?

I wish.

What is the link to your site?

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Shane
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Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi Chris,

Thank you for getting in touch. From your screenshot it appears that you're not using one of our Toolset blocks.

Can you confirm if our Toolset image block allows you to add the Taxonomy image dynamically to your page ?

Thanks,
Shane

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Hi Shane,

When I add a Toolset image block to the template, above the loop, I see different options. The sensible one is 'Current Archive' but it only gives me the option of Post URL, Author URL or Author Picture URL for the image source. See attached.

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Shane
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi Chris,

Just confirming that this is still the same issue.

The problem here is that the custom fields are still not yet available for selection as dynamic sources. In a case like this you will need to use the shortcode method to get your custom field values.

However in your case that will pose an issue given that you want to use the dynamic source as a background image which the shortcode method doesn't allow.

There are internal tickets for this specific issue but they have yet to be resolved so at this time we have no solution for you use case.

Thanks,
Shane

#2463219

Hope this gets to the top of the developers' queue soon.