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I want to add 3 boxes like the ones on my home page that have the last 3 blog posts from our blog section. How do I set up 3 boxes to do this on the main page? http://www.g2builders.net/

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Rob
Okay. Change your current box set from 3 to 6 in two rows each of three. Then, with the Special Recent Posts plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/special-recent-posts/) you write a shortcode for one post in each box, including the thumbnail. Use the plugin's offset functionality so that in box 1 you have the latest blog post, box 2 has the 2nd latest, and box three is offset by 2, yielding the 3rd most recent post. Shortcodes in Special Recent Posts (free edition) are manually crafted, giving you plenty of great flexibility. Then it should simply be a matter of where the boxes show (which line). That can be handled by Custom Post Types plugin. You'll need to change the meta settings on your homepage (when ready) from 1 line of 3 columns to 2 lines, with a total of 6 boxes. Hope this helps!

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