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Blog Page / Feature page Why different form normal templates?

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Wim Dijkgraaf

I'm using PageLines for about a week now so I'm really a new be. In the WordPress templates I used before, a WordPress page could be of the type "blog page". When "blog page" was selected, a selection box appeared with the post categories that should be displayed on that page. My question is how I can replicate this same functionality with PageLines? In Pagelines, I don't see a page type "blog page" in the selection box. A page template "blog page" exists but it doesn't show up anywhere. A Pageline "category page" doesn't do the trick neither, because as far as I understand is applicable to a category, and a category itself doesn't have contents so no Pageline Meta Tabs to make it context specific. Thanks in advance, Wim Dijkgraaf

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Wim Dijkgraaf
If this is not standard functionality in PageLines and it can only be done through a plugin, please let me know which plugin. I've tried 3 plugins now and all of them don't work properly with PageLines. Thanks in advance, Wim Dijkgraaf

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Jenny
"blog page" is the default landing page when you have Wordpress -> Settings -> Reading set to display most recent posts. If you want to display a page with categories, why not just make a custom menu item that links to the category page?

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Wim Dijkgraaf
Because I want a page with a special banner, only for that page. A banner page could be an option but that's a page. I want a banner to show only for a specific category.

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Wim Dijkgraaf
In addition, I prefer to use a page that has a nice introductory text with the posts related to that category below it. Something that is possible in almost every WordPress theme ... but with PageLines it seems to be difficult.

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Wim Dijkgraaf
so, because a category page is not a page ... and I need a page to add just a bit of extra information before the post excerpts are shown below that information.

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