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  1. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    In between my blogroll and comments list, http://www.sternshowclips.com, I want to put a news "roll" so to speak. Like a plugin similar to a poll plugin, where I can enter the news link and title, and it will show up on in the sidebar...and there would be like a News Archive...anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks in advance! :)

  2. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am not using a widget ready theme, so keep that in mind...i basically want something that will let me post links on the sidebar, and once it gets to a certain amount, the old ones go to an archive...

  3. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    <bump>

  4. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Anyone, please help...?

  5. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    C'mon, theres gotta be someone who knows how to do this....

    I am a newb and need help. Please please please.

    I am using a non widget theme....I want to post a News thing in my sidebar...and I want is for it to look like this...

    Current News

    Sample News Item

    Sample News Item

    And then as i post more than a certain number, lets say 5, then rest get stored in a news archive page.

    Thanks.

  6. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No one knows how to do this? <bump>

  7. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    First I've seen of this thread. Where are you getting this news from? Is this going to be something that you type up or automatted?

  8. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi dr. Mike, it would be news stories that I get from websites around the internet. I am doing a site related to Howard Stern, so if BostonGlobe.com has a news item about him, I want to it to be like

    Howard Stern Is On Sirius - BostonGlobe.com 3/20/07
    Howard Is Still On Sirius - NewYorkTimes.com 3/21/07
    Howard And Beth Engaged - mtv.com 3/21/07

    Something like that, I kind of found something that I turned into this, its a recent links plugin, but I still would like to find something better.

  9. Andi Saleh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm thinking it's more like a sidebar'd post category.
    Define a category where you'll post these news into. In the sidebar, add the tag to display posts from a particular category (I don't remember what it is, but there IS one) then set it to display only 5 items. I believe you can do this by adding some parameters in the tag. Create a custom page like by copying your theme's archive page then configure it to display only posts from that category.
    Well, I hope you get the picture. :)

  10. hmnikatz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Bindanaku,

    This sounds great! Only problem is, I would never be able to do this without a little bit more help. Do you mind going into further detail for me please.

    Thanks!

  11. Andi Saleh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, this is what I've came up with. I haven't tested it, though. ^^
    Copy this in your sidebar where you want your news to appear:

    <h2>News</h2>
    <ul>
    <?php get_links('X','<li>','</li>','',FALSE,'id','FALSE',5,TRUE); ?>
    </ul>

    Replace X with the id your category refers to.
    Try it out and post the result.

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