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#1 derick

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:01 PM

Hi there, I realise there is a very simple answer to this staring me in the face so apologies in advance, but... I have a static homepage at my website:

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but I still want to utilise the blog facility. My question is: How can I display these blog posts on a single page, which I can add to my menu navigation? Or what is the URL of my feed? I have put up two test posts:-

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#2 bsaul

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

Not a silly question at all, Derick. Create a page and call that whatever you want - Blog or News perhaps. Publish that. Go to Settings, Reading and choose your home page and then as your blog page you select the page you've just created for that purpose. Then you set up your menu (Appearance, Menu) and include the pages you want. Hope that's not too brief... Shout if not. And hope this is what you need!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

@bsaul answer was exactly correct. Please let us know how it works out for you. :) If you consider this topic resolved, please "accept" an answer - thanks!

#4 derick

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:45 PM

Thanks for the response!

I've done this, and my page is:

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however - I can only see one of my latest posts, and the text appears twice?
For my test post, I wrote:

hello this is a post

new post


And as you can see, this text appears twice??
I currently have two posts, and want them all to be visible.
On the reading page within settings, it says blog pages should display the last 10 posts.

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#5 derick

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

Sorry just an addition - I have managed to get the second post to display, but the posts are still repeating themselves?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:55 PM

If you're seeing the text twice, it's possible that you have things set up to show both an excerpt AND full content on the blog page. Go to Dashboard > PageLines > Settings > Blog And Posts and scroll down to "Full Post Content". There, uncheck Posts/Blog Page if you don't want full length posts on the blog page. If you do, then leave it checked, and scroll up to "Post Excerpt or Summary Handling" and uncheck "Posts/Blog Page". To add your Blog (News) page to the menu, use a custom menu link.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:58 PM

I managed to fix this with this solution:

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#8 derick

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

Thanks Rangelone - never seen your post before I commented, but thats exactly what the problem was