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leftcoastmichael

I'm looking for a "New Feed" widget (preferably for the header) that allows us to insert single or multiple lines of news from time to time. Is this available? Using iBlogPro

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jnoh

Where would you want the news feed to appear (as a line underneath the navbar)? If you clarify what exactly you wanted, I can give you some better guidance.

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leftcoastmichael

Thanks Jnoh, Here is "almost exactly" how I'd like it to look (I inserted these manually) - but it would be even nicer if it was instead located in side a wide white 'rounded box' that fits the other them elements (say, 20 pixels tall x page width). http://www.leftcoastlogic.com/blog/

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leftcoastmichael

Any updates?

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jnoh

Alright! Got it. So replace the entire page-feature.php page with this code:

<?php
	if(VPRO) {
	/*
		Template Name: Feature Page - Default
	*/
		get_header();
	?>
		<div class="postwrap fix" style="margin-bottom:10px;">
			<?php query_posts('showposts=3'); ?>
			<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
				<div class="fix" style="margin:5px; text-align:center;">News Flash: " rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></div>
			<?php endwhile;?>
		</div>
		<div class="clear"></div>
	<?php
			require(PRO.'/template_feature.php');
			require(PRO.'/template_fboxes.php');
		get_footer();
	}
	?>[/code]

	
	This will give you three of your latest posts showing in a news feed right above your feature box.
	
	To edit the number of items to show change the '3' in:
	
	
[code]<?php query_posts('showposts=3'); ?>

Let me know how it goes.

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leftcoastmichael

Sorry, I cannot locate any file called page-feature.php anywhere in the install. 0128page.jpg

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jnoh

You'll want to edit our theme files. You should be able to find the page-feature.php file in the 'wp-content/themes/iBlogPro' directory.

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leftcoastmichael

Thanks! We're getting closer. I made the changes but nothing is showing up. Does this "news" widget only apply to pages using the "Feature Page" template? (If so, it's not showing up there either). I don't use the Feature Page template because I'm not really clear as to what it does (even after reading the documentation), but here is a link to a test page I created using the Feature Page templage: http://www.leftcoastlogic.com/blog/test-page?preview=true&preview_id=952&preview_nonce=4050eba768

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jnoh

Hm it should only appear when you use the Feature Page - Default template, which I see you're using on your homepage. Is it not working?

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leftcoastmichael

No, it's not working. But our main page is the "Full Width Page" template.

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jnoh

Ohh, I thought it was the feature page - default. The feature page default uses the big feature panel and little feature boxes. I'd like to see how the page is showing up when set to "feature page - default" I can't view the link you supplied because I don't have a wp account. Do you want to send me a temp admin login for your wordpress install to hello@pagelines.com? I'll be more useful if I can see exactly what's going on.

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leftcoastmichael

I sent it...

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jonasadnergmailcom

What about having a news feed with the latest posts, in one of the small boxes on the feature page? Can you tell me how to do that. Thx Jonas

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cmunns

You could try using a shortcode [postfeed field="post_title" offset="0" customfield="true" ] THis will get you the latest post. offset of 1 would be the second to latest post. Or try and find a plug-in that offers shortcode parsing.

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jonasadnergmailcom

Thanks for the help I will try that, but where should I put the code?

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cmunns

You can put it in the feature boxes directly. In the theme feature settings.

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