Issue with Blog Category

Problem Description:

Submit a post under Blog site and Tag it with any Category.
(Categories is a list which is present in the Blog site by default)

Once the post is Tagged, publish it.

Now when you view the Post click on the Category as shown in the below screen shot.

Once you click on it , it will take you to category.aspx page where it will show you all the POSTS tagged to that particular Category.


When you click on any category from Blog Post , it returns a blank page. No Posts, no webparts, even if the category is tagged properly.

Posts Webpart is deleted from the Category.aspx – /Lists/Categories/Category.aspx

Adding a Normal post webpart on the above page won’t work , as that will display all the posts that List. The main functionality of the category.aspx page is to display the Posts only related to that particular Category on which you clicked on.

To achieve this , please follow the below steps:
– Open the following URL – /BLOG/Lists/Categories/Category.aspx– Site Actions – Edit page

– Click on Add Webpart

– Now we have to add 2 webparts

– Query string (URL) Filter and POSTS webpart

– First we will modify the Query String webpart , change the Filter name & Query String Parameter name to “NAME”, as we will filter the Posts webpart using that field


– Now modify the Posts webpart

-Click on the drop Down

-Modify Shared webpart
-Connections Send Filter values to POSTS

-Once you Set up a connection
-You will get a Little popup – Select Category from that and Click on OK
-Select Apply – OK – Exit Edit Page.

About Pratik Vyas

Hi Readers, Welcome to Pratik’s SharePoint Blog. First of all Thank you very much for taking interest and spending time to tour my Blog I am in the ocean of SharePoint since January 2008 (almost 4 years), and still I feel I have to go more deep. I am working with a well known MNC as a SharePoint Consultant. Here I used consultant because I do a little development and customization with administration. I am very much interested in Microsoft products. I have started blogging since 2008 but I can say in real manner I have started it in 2011 (as I have posted only 4-5 blogs from 2008 to 2011 J) I believe there isn’t anything impossible in SharePoint, the only thing is sometimes we have to think something off track. I have posted couple of blogs which was discovered by going some off track, we can simply say it TRICKS. Feel free to reach me in case of any issues or queries I will be more than happy to help you. Good bye and Happy Reading, Cheers !!
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