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  1. golfer300
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My website is amanofreason.com. Right now, my front page (home) displays all my posts from varied categories. However, I would only like posts under the category name Today's Headlines to appear on my homepage. How can I accomplish this? All input is much appreciated.

  2. Klick Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where you see the template name Latest News this could be what ever you want the template to be called, there are some extra comments I have placed in here in case you want thumb nails.
    * note this should be placed in your child theme folder under "your site"/wp-content/themes/"your child theme"/page-templates, you can then create the page and select the new template.
    This is based on the Twenty Twelve Theme.

    <?php
    /**
     * Template Name: Latest News
     *
     * This is the template that displays all pages by default.
     * Please note that this is the WordPress construct of pages
     * and that other 'pages' on your WordPress site will use a
     * different template.
     *
     * @package WordPress
     * @subpackage Twenty_Twelve
     * @since Twenty Twelve 1.0
     */
    
    get_header(); ?>
    
        <div id="primary">
            <div id="content" role="main">
                        <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
                    <?php get_template_part( 'content', 'page' ); ?>
    <!--Klick Design Added to show latest post on Latest News Page-->
                <div>    <?php
    $args = array( 'numberposts' => 3 );
    $lastposts = get_posts( $args );
    foreach($lastposts as $post) : setup_postdata($post); ?>
        <h2>Latest News Article <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
        <?php the_post_thumbnail(); the_excerpt(); ?><!--If you want to include images and full post use the_content and for thumbnails the_post_thumbnail(); see http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_post_thumbnail -->
    <?php endforeach; ?></div><!--#entry-content-->
    <!--end of post addition by Klick Design http://www.klick-design.co.uk/wordpress-latest-news-page-with-excerpts/-->
                    <?php endwhile; // end of the loop. ?>
            </div><!-- #content -->
        </div><!-- #primary -->
    
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>
  3. KaugKo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you need to overwrite the WordPress default query. WordPress automatically query for you normally apart from custom template.

    please check here
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/query_posts

    Usage is

    // if you want to use the id, you can get the id by hovering the category name and it show at  bottom left corner of the window.
    query_posts( 'cat=1' );
    
    //if you want to use slug which you can find by click edit link of the category name in category section
    query_posts( 'cat=headline' );
    
    //just before this while loop
    while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
        echo '<li>';
        the_title();
        echo '</li>';
    endwhile;
    
    // Reset Query
    wp_reset_query();

    Hope you would be okay with this :)

  4. Klick Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Cheers KaugKo Can you see any issues with this?

    <?php
    /**
     * Template Name: Latest News
     *
     * This is the template that displays all pages by default.
     * Please note that this is the WordPress construct of pages
     * and that other 'pages' on your WordPress site will use a
     * different template.
     *
     * @package WordPress
     * @subpackage Twenty_Twelve
     * @since Twenty Twelve 1.0
     */
    
    get_header(); ?>
    
    	<div id="primary" class="site-content">
    		<div id="content" role="main">
            			<?php $the_query = new WP_Query( $args ); while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); //added Wp_Query?>
    				<?php get_template_part( 'content', 'page' ); ?>
    <!--Klick Design Added to show latest post on Latest News Page-->
    			<div class="entry-content">	<?php
    $args = array( 'numberposts' => 3 );
    $lastposts = get_posts( $args );
    foreach($lastposts as $post) : setup_postdata($post); ?>
    	<h2>Latest News Article <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
    	<?php the_post_thumbnail(); the_excerpt(); ?><!--If you want to include images and full post use the_content and for thumbnails the_post_thumbnail(); see http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_post_thumbnail -->
    <?php endforeach; ?></div><!--#entry-content-->
    <!--end of post addition by Klick Design -->
    				<?php endwhile; wp_reset_postdata();// end of the loop. and wp_reset?>
    		</div><!-- #content -->
    	</div><!-- #primary -->
    
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    Added WP_Query for get_posts and WP_Reset.
    and use 'category' => 1 to pick the category?

  5. golfer300
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the responses. However, much of the code and query stuff is beyond me. Is there any way you could possibly simplify what I need to do (in terms for someone who does not know code.) Thanks again for your help.

  6. Klick Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you posted in your themes support might be worth ago.

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