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Hi. I am trying to display 2-3 last questions of each category at the categories list.

eg:

Computers - (52 Questions) - 1st question title, 2nd Question title

Tablets - (10 Questions) - 1st question title, 2nd Question title

ETC

Any idea from @Scott @sama55  ???

The ideal would be to add a function inside my advanced theme file but it also ok for me if i can add that function inside the categories List core file as well

Thanks in advance for your help guys .
Q2A version: 1.7.4
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Any help as it really drives me crazy ??
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It will not be difficult to add this feature. However, if there are many categories (50, 100, 200 ...), category page performance will be worse with simple logic.
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@sama55 i have only 12 categories so i guess it wouldn't be a problem for site performance. Could you guide me please ? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Create your layer plugin
  2. Add function below

public function nav_link($navlink, $class) {
    qa_html_theme_base::nav_link($navlink, $class);
    if($class == 'browse-cat') {
        $questions = qa_db_single_select(qa_db_qs_selectspec(qa_get_logged_in_userid(), 'created', 0, $navlink['label'], null, false, false, 3));
        if(count($questions)) {
            $this->output('<ul class="qa-'.$class.'-qs">');
            foreach($questions as $id => $question) {
                $this->output('<li>');
                $this->output('<a href="'.qa_q_path_html($id, $question['title']).'">');
                $this->output(qa_html($question['title']));
                $this->output('</a>');
                $this->output('</li>');
            }
            $this->output('</ul>');
        }
    }
}

Note:

Page display performance is not guaranteed.

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@sama55

I did exactly what you suggested but didnt work. Actually you forgot to add "class qa_html_theme_layer extends qa_html_theme_base { " before the function :)

In the admin panel shows the plugin my-layer but in the front end when i click on the categories page it displays the categories as it was before the plugin (without listing the questions inside each category)

Did i miss something ??
Thanks
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It works properly in my test environment.

Learn how to make layer plugins on the following page.
http://docs.question2answer.org/plugins/layers/

And also, you can confirm that above function is running by echo.
For example ...
public function nav_link($navlink, $class) {
    qa_html_theme_base::nav_link($navlink, $class);
    echo 'This is function of my layer.'; // <= !!!
    if($class == 'browse-cat') {
...
}
If "This is function of my layer." is not shown, nav_link() function is not called by something cause. In this case, it is possible that your theme or any plugin has stopped layer function chain.
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Thanks for your answer @sama55 i will check it asap and will let you know what i was doing wrong :)

UPDATE: i passed the echo in the function and it is displayed on each category, but the questions aren't. i double checked the code everywhere and is exactly as you mentioned above. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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$questions may be 0 (Zero).

public function nav_link($navlink, $class) {
    qa_html_theme_base::nav_link($navlink, $class);
    if($class == 'browse-cat') {
        echo 'label = '.$navlink['label']."<br/>"; // Category name
        $questions = qa_db_single_select(qa_db_qs_selectspec(qa_get_logged_in_userid(), 'created', 0, $navlink['label'], null, false, false, 3));
        echo 'questions = '.count($questions); // Result set
        ...
}
...