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How to select which posts go to the home page and which don't? (7 posts)

  1. Epicenter
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello! First of all, WP is awesome, and is proving to be an invaluable tool.

    My situation is this-- I use WP to run a site which is not really a blog. So whenever I make a page of content, I manually add it to the sidebar/etc. for users to access it. All these pages are posts of course, and I do the same with news posts. I want the news posts to show up on the home page, but I don't want every page I make to-- that would clutter the homepage with every bit of content I add.

    Is there some way to select whether a page I publish is displayed on the homepage or not?

    Thanks for any ideas!

  2. Keilya
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  3. Ian
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Epicenter, I think non-blog posts (static pages) can be created as HTML pages (not as a new post) and then you can a link to it in the header file so that it appears in the horizontal navigation across the top of the page, and also add a link to the page in a HTML widget in your sidebar. This does require fairly good knowledge of HTML code.

    Part of my planned site is a blog, but it's not the main part, so is there a way to designate a secondary page as the blog index?

    Thank you.

  4. Epicenter
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have >100 pages that are already posts and they will still show up as news posts so that doesn't help unfortunately. :( I need some way I can selectively change what posts will or won't show up, if that exists..

    Thanks though :)

  5. Epicenter
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No way to do this? :(

  6. Keilya
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm thinking you skipped reading my post or something.

  7. Epicenter
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Excellent-- thanks. I missed that. Advanced Category Excluder works perfectly in my case, even in 2.5.x. The only problem in it I see is that it's reluctant to use any categories that didn't exist when it was installed. Thankfully that is a minor problem and I can disregard it.

    Thanks again!

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