I have got a Wordpress structure such as this.
HOME > BLOGS
HOME > BLOGS > BLOGNAME1 > SINGLE PAGES
HOME > BLOGS > BLOGNAME2 > SINGLE PAGES
HOME > BLOGS > BLOGNAME3 > SINGLE PAGES
I would like the BLOGNAME1, BLOGNAME2, BLOGNAME3 category pages to make use of exactly the same template.
From what I will tell, I am after something to set up functions.php that states if category is really a descendant from the BLOGS category, its category page should make use of a particular template.
You will find some similar discussions here but they'd all pressure these subcategories to inherit the BLOGS template, which is not what I am after.
The very first that found mind is by using the next fork inside archive.php (or index.php without having archive.php)
<?php if(is_category(array('BLOGNAME1', 'BLOGNAME2', 'BLOGNAME3'))) : ?> the custom template HTML goes here <?php else : ?> normall flow <?php endif; ?>
You should use category ID, slug or/and title as array values. You may also mix them. Find out more here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_category