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#1 bryan-hadaway

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:34 PM

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This is a very hot discussion and has been for some time now.

First, you may not realize that if you've already created posts and assigned categories to them you technically already have sub-blog pages.

Let's say you've been writing about Cats and Dogs. That means you already have;

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Now to add these to the menu to give them a more official appearance as blog pages you simply use custom menus:

Appearance > Menus

and create your menu exactly the way you want.

Right now, the PageLines category pages a very well put together, better than almost any other multi blog solution I could find along the lines of what we're talking about. Of course that doesn't mean it couldn't get better.

I think the overall main desire is to have a blog template ready to go so that you can make any page a blog page with all the functionality of the default blog, only feeding different categories to it. Am I right?

Well, I'm going to propose the idea to the developers.

In the meantime and short term if you need a solution now there are some articles floating around about copying index.php and make a blog template out of it and some plugins that I tested, nothing really too promising here though.

I think the best solution for now would be to consider:

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Also, don't forget about plugins:

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Thanks, Bryan

#2 taxguycpa

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

"I think the overall main desire is to have a blog template ready to go so that you can make any page a blog page with all the functionality of the default blog, only feeding different categories to it. Am I right?" Yes. That is what I am looking for. Thanks

#3 joel

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:34 PM

I'm working on the same thing. Wordpress had a help file where you create a pageofposts.php file. This page would then auto-populate posts that are of a certain category (I would like it to do tags as well but am not a coder). I have done this with limited success in platform pro at the following link

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However, the content did not populate where I wanted it to populate. Well back to the drawing board. I think the best way to do this is through the use of categories and subcategories but I can't seem to find a menu that work as cleanly as the one supplied in the Platform pro layout. Ugg

#4 studio8c

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:22 PM

I think a multisite network installation of wp is the way to do it with the 3.1 update of wp there is a network interface for al your blogs

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also check this great site out for some great pluggins that makes your mu site rock.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:03 PM

"I think the overall main desire is to have a blog template ready to go so that you can make any page a blog page with all the functionality of the default blog, only feeding different categories to it. Am I right?" Yes. That is what I am looking for as well. Thanks

#6 joel

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:15 PM

Has anyone had any success with this? I tried Pixopoint (which seemed slick) and even paid to get the menu I wanted but the author refunded my money because that plugin wouldn't work with with pagelines.

#7 dnabavian

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:08 PM

Yes please! This is such an obvious feature. I'm shocked that the wordpress developers have omitted it. It is a major hinderance for my site. My main page has all the categories. But I want separate pages to show specific categories. Simply creating a category link in the menus doesn't help because you cannot customize that category page with static text and widgets! I'm not a developer, but I really don't think this is difficult to implement.

#8 JohnMagic

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:08 PM

@Dan. You may by using widget context or widget logic plugin.