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Blog content outside a template (want to pull some content) (4 posts)

  1. nomoregrapes
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,
    I have created a new web page that I would like to use as my blog site's homepage.

    -It would be good to easily change in and out of the template's index and this other file.
    -The new page needs to display the latest blog post (the full text, and title/author etc. as if you were viewing a single post).
    -I only want the minimal amount of code to do that.
    -On the other half of the website I'd also like to display a tag cloud (think I need a plugin for that anyway).

    How can I do that?
    Thanks for any help.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    In your present version (2.3 - upgrade, btw, at least to 2.3.3 for security!) you have the option to use a Page as your front/home page: admin > Options > Reading.
    Why not use that? (and select another Page as your "posts page")
    Wouldn't that work for you?

  3. nomoregrapes
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    argh, I tried upgrading and got

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_shortcode_regex() in /home/nomoscom/public_html/livingwithdragons/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 95

    Where should get_shortcode_regex be?

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That means some files did not make it to the server or got demaged. Try uploading the wp-includes folder again...

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