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ecoPro: Custom template, how to show feature and boxes.

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Sorry... more questions. :) I am using EcoPro. I want to add 5 blog posts underneath the welcome/introduction of the site (http://www.strictlysocial.co). Normally, I copy the template and simply add the php snippet within that generates the blog. When I copy the template page-feature-page.php and rename the file to home.php, and rename the template to "home", I completely lose both the feature and the boxes I created. I am assuming in order for them to show, the code is looking for the specific template names. How can I make the boxes and feature page to show on a custom template?

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Sorry, could you explain a bit more. Not that great with PHP, don't quite understand what I'd have to do. Thanks

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okay first would be to add the name of your new page template to the conditional code here in the header to initialize the js: ` <?php if((is_page_template('page-feature.php') || is_page_template('page-feature-page.php') || is_page_template('page-feature-blog.php') || is_page_template('page-feature-fullwidth.php') || (is_home() && pagelines('featureblog'))) && VPRO) get_template_part ('core/inits/init_feature');?> ` You could even add it to the front like this `<?php if((is_page_template('page-custom.php') || is_page_template('page-feature.php') || is_page_template('page-feature-page.php')...` where page-custom is the name of your new custom template `

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Great, so got the template working now. Just need to add 5 latest blog posts to the home page. Tried to put the snippet in the home.php template, but it adds the blog to the footer. How can I make the blog show up underneath the "Welcome" text.

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Can we see what that template looks like? It sounds like you need to add the conditional for your new page to the _template.php file Let me know if you need help on adding that page to the code

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Great, thanks very much. I added my template to the conditional and now the feature and boxes are showing. Now, I'm trying to add my latest 5 blog posts using this code:

<div id="maincontent">
	<h1>News & Blog </h1>
	
			<?php
			 $lastposts = get_posts('numberposts=5');
			 foreach($lastposts as $post) :
				setup_postdata($post);
			 ?>
	
			 <div class="postItem">
				 <h2>"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
					<div class="meta">
											<?php the_time('M j, Y') ?> ? ? //? ?  by <span class="author"><?php the_author_link(); ?></span> ? ? //? ?   <?php the_category(', ') ?>  ? //?   <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments', '1 Comment ', '% Comments'); ?>
					</div>
	
				 <?php the_content(); ?>
	
			  </div>
	
			 <?php endforeach; ?>
	
		<h4>Want to know more?</h4>
	
	</div><!-- #home-blog -->
	[/code]

	
	The problem is, if I add it to the bottom of my home.php which has only the template code in:
	
[code]<?php if(VPRO) { /* Template Name: Home */ // Get Control Template get_template_part('_template'); } ?>

The blog gets added to the footer (which I kind of expected). I'm not sure how to edit the templates though to make the blog show up right underneath the page content which is my introduction/welcome message (that I wrote using the Wordpress CMS). I would be tempted to use the usual Wordpress page.php calls, but I'm assuming I'd lose the feature and boxes then.

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instead of adding the code to the home.php file add it to the _template.php file underneath the call to this line: `<?php get_template_part ('_theloop'); ?>` and also wrap it in this `<?php if(is_front_page()):?>.......<?php endif;?>` so it doesn't show on every page.

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Well all you need to do to 'show' those partial templates, is include them via PHP e.g.. `get_template_part('pro/template_feature');` but you'll also need to make sure you include the JS for the feature slider/boxes in the header.

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