• 0
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Setting Up the Blog Page in iBlog 5

Question

Posted · Report post

Hi, I am trying to set up a blog page using the special set up feature in the framework. I am using iblog pro5 v. 5.1and framework v2.0. However it seems like the settings for the special page are overruled by the meta settings on the post page. For example I have set it up to exclude everything but the universal sidebar on the special blog page setting. But when I go to publish a blog page all of the side bars show up? I also would like to set up a page that shows a listing of blogs. How do I do this? What am I missing in this process? Thanks, Debbie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 answers to this question

  • 0

Posted · Report post

The "Special" blog page settings are for the blog page (which shows a collection of posts), not the individual post page (the single page that shows a specific post). [quote]I also would like to set up a page that shows a listing of blogs. How do I do this?[/quote] ^ Are you referring to a main blog page?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Hi Carina, I am trying to set up an individual post page and then I am also trying to set up a page that shows a listing of all the blog posts which I believe is what you are calling a main blog page. Thanks much for your help. Debbie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Debbie, All you need to do is go to Dashboard > Pages > Add New, call the page "blog-page" select the template you want and DO NOT ADD anything in the edit field. Save the page. Go to Dashboard > Settings > Reading (this is way down on the left side) and change the Front page displays to "Static page", then, in the second (lower) of the two drop down boxes, you'll select "blog-page" from the list and save your settings. Now, automatically, all posts will appear in the blog page. Just add that page to your menu via Dashboard > Appearance > Menus from the Pages list and re-label it as you wish. Just remember to save your settings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Thank-you that solved part of my challenge. Next do you know how I choose which sidebar to assign to a post? Thanks so much for your help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Hi Debbie, Would it be possible for you to go into greater detail please regarding Sidebar to assign to a post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

Hi Danny, I have mulitple sidebars that I have created for the site. I am wondering is there is a way to select the sidebar that automatically shows up on the blog page. Any thoughts? Thanks, Debbie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Posted · Report post

If you're using a blog page that was set up using a regular page, you can select which sidebar to display and which one to hide (by hiding either Sidebar 1 or Sidebar 2) in the PageLines Section Control settings on the right side. What sidebar do you want to display on the blog page?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0