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A website and a blog? (19 posts)

  1. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Guys,

    What is the best way to have both a wordpress website, and a wordpress blog? Can you have them running of one instal?

    I did search around, but would like would like your advice.
    Thanks in advance :)

  2. pixelpointpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Absolutely - to create the static portion of your site, add Pages.
    To create the blog portion of your site, name one of your pages Blog. Then, add Posts.
    Under Settings > Reading, set your posts page as Blog and another page as your Home Page.
    You're all set.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That depends. Do you want them to use the same theme?

  4. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I assumed it could be done, and i have built a wordpress websites before but never with an actual blog section ha

    Thanks for the advice pixelpointpress

    ESMI - yes the theme is the same (this time), but if i didnt want to keep the theme in the future you would advice using 2 instals?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes. If there's any chance that you will want to separate the site from the blog, it would be far easier to start with 2 different installs in the first place. Something like the site install in root and the blog install in a blog sub-folder would be the best way, I'd imagine.

  6. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok brill, thanks for the extra info ESMI

    I know it was only a basic question and i thank you for your mature answers

    very rare to see a quick resonse on a forum without troll rage!!

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We do try to avoid rage - except on a really, really, bad day ;-)

  8. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ha :P I hope its not tooo bad a day?

    Ok my next question is how would i allow people to comment my blog posts? I've just set a quick one up on a site i run and i only get the pure info, no please leave a comment, etc

    is this something i need to set up in the backend? and what is the best way of doing this to avoid too much spam?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you configured WP to allow comments via Settings -> Discussion?

  10. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yep that all seems to be ticked in the right place
    and also on the blog pages themselves

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What theme are you using? Are you sure that it supports commenting?

  12. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Im not sure tbh its a theme that has been developed for the site. If is dosent how hard is it to add that option?

  13. kbarncat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If it's a theme not developed for WordPress, your last question may be outside the per-vu of this forum. Time to break out the Google and start researching.

  14. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well its a theme i've put together, so what i need to know what is the difference between a normal web theme and a blog theme? can i add a section to my theme that will control the blog comments?

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There's no real sub-division between themes for sites and themes for blogs. It's all down to the layouts they use on their generated pages and what functionality is, or isn't included. Have you reviewed Theme_Development?

  16. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, Thanks Esmi i will have a look (y)

    Do you also know, for example if posts are already used for a news section. Would it be poss to categories the news posts to appear in the news section and blog posts to appear in the blog section?

    Sorry if that’s a bit confusing

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes - that's possible.

  18. venomphil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good news :) then its worth me spending the time adding the blog section into the theme. I belive all that my theme is lacking is the comment functionality?

    Theres no quick way around this is there :P no plugins for blogs sections ha

  19. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No. WordPress automatically generates category specific post listings. If your new page is your default main posts page and you want to exclude anything filed in the Blog category, you will need to use a custom query in your theme's index.php template file.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/query_posts

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