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outtareach    3
outtareach
Is it me or is there no way to display blog post on the frontpage? I know there is a blog page and you can change how the post display but is there a module to just pull the blog posts onto the front page?

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mackenzie    12
mackenzie
Are you looking to have the blog posts as your homepage? You would need to do this from your WordPress Dashboard. Find Settings (should be on the bottom left) > Reading > Front page displays > Your latest posts

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Simon    247
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In WordPress the front page is either a blog page (default) or a static page.

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outtareach    3
outtareach
well I have a static page with various modules to create the look I want but I need some of the post to display on the frontpage. From what I see there is no module that will just display the post with its thumb and text blurb like on hypebeast.com. I see in blog I can have it set up but I only want some of the post like 4 most recent to display.
. [img]http://nystormnyc.com/images/posts.png[/img]

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Danny    1,327
Danny
Hi,

If you wish to display your posts on your homepage you can use the Special Recent Posts plugins. It provides a shortcode from the options you choose, then add the shortocde to your home static page.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/special-recent-posts/

Please search our forums, before posting!

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outtareach    3
outtareach
thank you for the information and I will look into this but how would I use this if Im using pagelines modules to build the page? Is there some wrapper that would let me use this in drap and drop?

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Danny    1,327
Danny
You could use the Content Box section, just add the shortcode there and it should work.

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evan    0
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It sounds like you want to display a few recent posts in a format similar to the screenshot you provided on your homepage, but you don't want your homepage to be your main blog page - that sound right? If you want something that you can use in drag & drop, that means you're looking for a section.

There are a few products in the store that come to mind that may work as a solution for you:[list=1]
[*][url="http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/catloop/"]http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/catloop/[/url] - custom loop section
[*][url="http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/anything-boxes/"]http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/anything-boxes/[/url] - custom boxes section
[/list]
Take a look, maybe these will work for you? You could always try coding up your own custom section :). If that's new to you, check out the developer [url="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL90165637C6F304B1"]essential training vids[/url].

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Rob    547
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Thanks for your suggestions Evan.

Personally, I prefer Special Recent Posts for its total control over the appearance of the posts. It's very easy to customize what's going to appear, and use CSS to style how it will appear. Additionally, you can select one or more category and have multiple instances of it on a static page.

It is not a drag & drop element. In a static page, it is placed by shortcode in HTML View in the edit field. As Danny suggests, it can be placed in a Content Box, and as Evan suggests, Anything Boxes may also be used.

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outtareach    3
outtareach
Thanks for all the help guys. yes I've figured it out with special recent post plugin and have styled it a bit but I need a few more odds and ends. I still need to have the comment views and post view next to the category and date in the meta. Is there an easy way to do this? Also need facebook like and twitter in the excerpt. I bought the plugin but no social stuff in it or option to display comment and views. Any direction would help out.

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Danny    1,327
Danny
Hi,

Well then, you may need to use Evan's suggestion above or create your own custom section to display your posts on your homepage.

Try Evan's suggestion and if that isn't to your liking, we can assist you with the custom section.

Please search our forums, before posting!

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annabenson    0
annabenson

Hi guys! You seem to be some experts! I am trying to get the thing working. The 5 latest post in a full view and width. I tried as well the Catloop as the boxes thing. I also tried the plugin latest blog entries but the are all devided in boxes and columms. I want it to be full wide. 

 

I also read some many forums where it just say to paste the code into the content etc. Nothing happens when I do that except for the code to appear as it is. For example this:

 

<?php query_posts('showposts=10'); ?>
<h2>Senaste 10 inlägg</h2>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
- <a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a><br>
<?php endwhile;?>

 

Also the latest blog plugin says that if you wish to use the Special Recent Posts in another part of your theme which is not widget-handled, you can put the following snippet:

<?php
if(function_exists('special_recent_posts')) {
special_recent_posts($args);
}
?>

 

 

 

Bit still it doesn't work...

 

Would be SO grateful if you can help out!

 

Anna

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Rob    547
Rob

Anna, please open a new topic as this one is rather old, and not exactly related to your unspecified problem.  Please describe your problem in detail and we'll be very happy to assist. Also a link is needed for us to view the site and determine your best course of action.  Thanks for your cooperation.


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annabenson    0
annabenson

No sure how to start a new topic... 

 

I just want to display my 3 latest posts on my static startpage. With full content - text and pictures. Not in a box mode just like it is on the blog page. http://annabenson.se.preview.binero.se/

 

So grateful for help.

 

Best Anna

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Rob    547
Rob

Anna,

 

If you have a static homepage, then use Special Recent Posts plugin. 

 

If you are using a dynamic homepage, then change your settings via Dashboard > Settings to create only 3 posts.


Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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annabenson    0
annabenson

Sorry I tried that already and "Speciel Recent Posts" plugin doesn't show full content with images and text etc. Any other suggestion? 

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James B    436
James B

Hi Anna

 

There's sections like anyloop - http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/anyloop/ and catloop - http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/catloop/ that could help


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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annabenson    0
annabenson

James, thank you so much trying helping out. Unfortunately I tried both of them too. And I still don't get the post as it is shown as default (with images and text)... Best Anna

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Rob    547
Rob

Anna, please read our documentation.

 

To add full posts to all blog pages, go to Dashboard > PageLines > SIte Options > Blog And Posts.  There is an option there to make all blog listings full posts.

 

If you want only selected blog entries to be full posts, you must do that by excerpt management; copying the content of your post to the excerpt field. I do not believe images display in excerpts. That is a WordPress rule, not a PageLines'.


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annabenson    0
annabenson

Thank you! I will try. Anna

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Rob    547
Rob

Great


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