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How can I seperate a blog using categories and letting the one category be on the frontpage?

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Hi there, It has been so helpful using this forum and hopefully someone can help me with this issue as well. I have set up a website for my client. She wants to operate with to categories: "Blog" and "Ask Maj". I have set up the catory "Ask Maj" in the menu using the function menues in wordpress. But I would like to set up the front page to show only the category "Blog". Is that possible? And if so how? Is there anything in that matter that I should be aware of - I'm thinking about dublicate content and google. Can I be sure that nothing is showing twice somewhere? Thank you again for a great support forum (and by the way: I love the lates version of Pagelines Framework). Best regards, Vibeke

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Vibeke, Thank you for your kind words. I'd suggest you use Special Recent Posts, but also create a backup default blog page (as a static page, set for blogs in Dashboard > Settings > Reading). Special Recent Posts is a plugin that is free, though the paid version is very inexpensive. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/special-recent-posts/ SRP allows you to separate the posts by category if you wish. It uses shortcodes which you customize to display whatever you wish. You'd create a page for Ask Maj, and apply the shortcode for that category to the page. There, only posts from the Ask Maj category will show. Create another static page called blog-2 and insert a generic shortcode (without category option) in that page. But at the bottom, create a link to the default blog page.

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Thank you, I've installed the plugin Special Recent Post Pro - so far so good. But I'm a bit of a newbie here - and a lot of things are still new to me. How do I find the shortcode for a category or a generic shortcode for that matter? Should I install a plugin for that? I couldn't find anything in the special recent post pro plugin.

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Here's hefty documentation on creating shortcodes: http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API (this is a bit long). Here's shorter documentation that (I think) is easier to follow: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/theme-development/wordpress-shortcodes-the-right-way/

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