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darmitage

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darmitage

Hi there. I'm testing out DMS on a WP Engine staging site. I'm using the current version of DMS with Sophistique installed.

 

It's working well on most pages, however: When I change any one blog post, it makes all the blog posts the same.

 

For example, at http://cartasite.staging.wpengine.com/news/, all the blog posts and their respective blurbs appear to be different. However, when I click on any given blog post (such as http://cartasite.staging.wpengine.com/blog/cartasite-welcomes-bob-stevenson-as-president/http://cartasite.staging.wpengine.com/blog/cherry-creek-high-school-students-use-technology-to-keep-teen-drivers-safe/, or http://cartasite.staging.wpengine.com/blog/rovr-improves-teen-driving-safety-at-cherry-creek-high-school/), they all show the content for http://cartasite.staging.wpengine.com/blog/free-wellsite-inspection-app/

 

Any reason this is happening, or advice on how to fix?

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Jake

Hi darmitage - That is a strange one indeed but I think I may understand what's going on. You've got your blog posts set to display at http://cartasite.staging.wpengine.com/news/ but the posts themselves are linking to http://cartasite.staging.wpengine.com/blog/cartasite-welcomes-bob-stevenson-as-president/. This being the case, I suspect perhaps it's a permalinks issue. Can you go in and check those settings and resave your permalinks? Can you also confirm what you've got setup as your blog page in WordPress Settings - Reading?


Have you searched the forums yet or checked out the DMS user docs?

PageLines geek, blogging at MyUntangledLife.com

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darmitage

I don't think that's it, though, because every blog post I click shows up with its own permalink, but with the other page's content. But I did try to go in and resave the permalinks settings and it's not changing anything. My Reading Settings are:

-Front page displays: a static page

-Blog pages show at most: 10

-Syndication feeds show the most recent: 10

-For each article in a feed, show: Summary

-Search Engine Visibility: Discourage

 

What's odd is that each page had the correct content until the first time I tried editing with the DMS.

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James B

Are the other posts definetly published? None set to pending or draft?

 

If you look at the post in the DMS editior, does it show that content (the post which is appearing on each page) is inside the content-area/postloop section?

 

If you could screenshot that editor screen for us to take a look at whats showing


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darmitage

Yes, they're definitely all published.

 

They were originally all showing content area/postloop, but when I edited the first post by moving everything into DMS blocks-- textbox, media box, etc-- suddenly it saved those settings to every page.

 

Here are two screen shots: 1 of the post that was edited, and one that was not. The DMS editor looks the same on both.

 

http://screencast.com/t/NGS6qkhMYxv

http://screencast.com/t/STENgwrY

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Jake

Hi darmitage - Thanks for hanging in there with us, I think I may have figured out what's going on but just have another question, or two! The Content/PostLoop is what populates the blog pages so if you removed that and then replaced it with a test box as you've shown, what you've basically done is told DMS to use that text box for every page of the blog. So in a way it's "working" but not like you wanted it to!

 

If you drag the Content/PostLoop section back in there, I think you'll be OK. 


Have you searched the forums yet or checked out the DMS user docs?

PageLines geek, blogging at MyUntangledLife.com

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darmitage

HI there,

 

You're right that putting the postloop back in fixes this particular problem, but I don't understand-- why would editing one post (and not the main "blog" page) edit all of the posts?

 

I had originally changed it because I don't like the white background that comes with PostLoop and for some reason all of my posts are displaying the pictures twice (http://screencast.com/t/NiSri4liHRgV)

 

Is there a way to edit a single post using the DMS without causing this problem?

 

Thanks!

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Jake

Hi darmitage - To your first question, you're not really editing one post in that regard. If you are looking at a post from the front end in DMS and you make changes to the layout, you're making changes to all posts as that is a global template. If you want to make changes to the content of the post itself, you would do so in the normal fashion in WP post editor. 

 

You can alter the way the pictures (and other items) are displayed in your individual blog posts in the PostLoop/Content editor on the front end. You've got them set to show "on top" right now but they can be modified here http://d.pr/i/f4lK


Have you searched the forums yet or checked out the DMS user docs?

PageLines geek, blogging at MyUntangledLife.com

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