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Making a theme like this (3 posts)

  1. Althalos
    Posted 4 years ago #

    For an upcoming theme that I need to create (I'll use the Sandbox-theme to start with), I must create it to be able to have these two functions:

    1) There will be designated ad-spots. I would like to be able to choose what ad to put in what place from the admin-interface, if possible. Otherwise you may suggest alternative arrangements. (As a last resort, I'll hard-code in the ads.)

    2) The front-page is NOT to display the latest posts. Instead, I want it to display a selected number of posts, that I have selected in the admin-interface. I also want to be able to choose how many posts to display on the front-page. (e.g. admin interface to add/remove posts from front-page)

    How can I most easily do this? I am a programmer, but not with too much experience of WordPress. Are there any plugins available to help me with the admin-stuff?


  2. crayoncrisis
    Posted 4 years ago #

    2) I'd create a page template for your front page and
    use this Page as the Front Page
    . Then create a category for the "use this post on the front page" and revise The Loop for just showing post from this category. The category can be assigned to posts in the admin-interface.

  3. Althalos
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okey, I found a plugin for 1) and your solution for 2) is excellent, so I should be good to go. Thanks a lot :)

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