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list pages with short discription (4 posts)

  1. makochang
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi, i've just installed wordpress and it is great. i have customized the design and now i'm kind of deadlock. i want to have a journal section which hold all journal posts and articles section which holds all articles i've writen. The structure is like here http://www.stopdesign.com/. My first thought was that for journal i have to write the post in WRITE-WRITE POST and for articles i make it in WRITE - WRITE PAGE. The journal section works the way i want it, but in my ARTICLES Home Page i can not list the title and short description of the articles. For the ARTICLES home page i use template tags wp_list_page, but it just list the title. So how can i create structure like stopdesign where i can list my articles on articles homepage with title and short description. Should i write the articles as post and than exclude them from the journal and only displaying them on articles section ?? thanks

  2. brainwidth
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You may find it easier to use posts for both journal entries and articles. You can use categories to separate the two kinds of posts, and display one category in one list, and the other category in another list. That way you can take advantage of excerpts and other functionality built into the post function.

  3. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I agree with brainwidth, just make different categories. You can control how those are presented on your front page in various ways.

    See:

    Customizing the "read more" tag
    The Loop in Action
    the_content() template tag
    the_excerpt() template tag
    Conditional Tags
    Understanding the is_ functions
    The Excerpt Reloaded Plugin for styling the front page excerpts

  4. makochang
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks for your replies

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