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Making permalink pages like the homepage? (5 posts)

  1. Reeveso
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    To get traffic to my site I submit to blog carnivals, which is giving me about 99% of my traffic at the moment.

    When looking at my stats I noticed that the people who come from those carnivals usually look ONLY at that article, then leave.

    However, those that re-visit or come from search engines look at 2-5 articles.

    Then I realized that when those people are clicking on the permalink titles, they go to a page that is the article, and ONLY the article with nothing else. For example - http://www.theroadtoperfection.com/how-to-track-your-financial-independence-series-3/

    Is there any way to make my permalinks so they have everything else that the homepage contains (sidebar, etc.)

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Try removing the single.php file from your theme. Keep a backup, of course. Or edit it to include the sidebars in the same way your index.php file in the theme does.

    For future reference, you'll probably want to understand the Template Hierarchy.

  3. Reeveso
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks I'll try that out

  4. Reeveso
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, removing the single.php file just makes the page blank if you click on a permalink, so I guess I'll have to figure out how to put the sidebar into it

  5. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There are hundreds of themes that have sidebar on the single post view, too. Why do you need to re-invent the wheel?

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