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How to post different articles in categories (5 posts)

  1. Mustbe2011
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, I wish to show different articles / blogs in each of the categories. Right now, the same 9 articles are displayed in Featured Stories; Editors Picks; Latest Headlines; and on the scroling screen at the top of my page. I'm using the Arras theme, version 1.5.1.2 with WP version 3.2.1
    Can anyone please help a "newbie" to show different articles in each category? I have in excess of 60 articles which I would like to show.
    Visitors must get fed up reading the same 9 over and over!
    Hoping someone can assist. Thanks, Mustbe

  2. roundaboutmv
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What is your site URL? I had the same problem with a WordPress site I was working on - http://www.masshistory.com. If you look on the front page, there are all types of different buttons to different pages, and like you, each one had to display blog posts only for that page/category.

    This is how I did it, hopefully it helps you:

    Create a page with the same name as your category.
    Make sure each post is assigned to the correct category.
    Install the plugin Pages Posts by Rich Gubby
    Once installed, go to Pages Posts under Settings and do this:

    1. Select the page name of the new page you just created
    2. Type: Category
    3. Category: Now select the category that matches the name of your new page.
    4. Choose display excerpt or full post (whatever you want)
    5. Show original page text before posts: choose yes or no. Yes will allow you to type in page text above where the posts start appearing. Select no if you don't want to do that.
    6. Put number of posts you want to display per page. The default is 10, but you can change the number.
    7. Show as though a home page: Select No
    8. Click the Add Page button

    Now repeat this for each category where you want only those posts assigned to appear.

    Let me know how it works out!

  3. Mustbe2011
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My site URL is http://www.Home-Worker.biz
    Thank you so much for the detailed response. This is all very new to me but I'll give it a try and, with luck, it will give the result I want. I do not understand some of the instruction; If I go astray, may I ask your advice again?

  4. roundaboutmv
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sure - no problem. Good luck

  5. Mustbe2011
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tried to load the Page Posts plugin by Rich Gubby as you advised. There is a warning on the website that the plugin is only tested on WP up to version 3.1.1
    My site is using WP 3.2.1 so I'm somewhat wary of tryng to install and corrupting my site. What do you think?
    What version of WP is your site MassHistory using? Your site is the "template" I would like to see for my site; lots of articles linked from the front page...very impressive!
    I'm tempted to build another site using WP 3.2.1 to test the plugin. What do you think? Alternatively, do you know of another plugin that can perform the same as Page Posts?

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