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  1. gighen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,
    I'ld like to build a small online newspaper, i have some good experience with WordPress so i thought it should be ok also for this.
    I'm looking for a theme that display the first posts of every category in homepage.. i found once a theme like this for wordpress but i cannot find it anymore :( :(
    Searching for newspaper all the themes looks like newspapers but i don't really care about it..
    Thank you

    PS
    Does somebody know online newspapers made with wordpress?

  2. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I recommend you need to just choose a theme you like the look of it, and then customize the Loop in the Main Template (index.php). You will need to learn Multiple Loops on the Codex, or, ask here for someone to write your Multiple Loops code for you.

    The section that you're concerned about (top headlines from each category), could go into any theme, really. For practice you can put it in the default theme. First get The Loop(s) you want, then apply the CSS to style it.

    I'm not sure you can get it to magically pull the latest headline from ANY category (anticipating categories you haven't added yet), but you can say specific categories. Example,
    Loop to get Category 1 headline: NEWS
    Loop to get Category 5 headline: FEATURE
    Loop to get Category 3 headline: SPORTS
    Loop to get Category 8 headline: CLASSIFIED

    Good luck & please post back here when you get something working. By the way there are other custom WP sites, newspapers and online magazines, like you want.

  3. gighen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thank you... for sure i'll post the code if it'll works ;)
    Do you have any example of newspapers and online magazine? I'ld like to see some possibles results :)

  4. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Here is a Google search for magazine OR newspaper "powered by WordPress"

    There are many results. Enjoy the possibilities! You can also search this Forum and look in the My WordPress section for more examples.

    In my view WordPress can be much more than personal blogging software. It is appropriate for any database-driven web representation of text. It is great for an online newspaper, or the website of a real newspaper.

  5. gighen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://www.mudsugar.com/ looks really cool and seems to have the structure with categories....

  6. lontanodagliocchi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ehi! It's possible to take this wonderful mudsugar.com theme?

  7. gighen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    actually there's a page about it.. they'll change theme every 6 months and then they're going to relase the old one (at tleast i understood that from that page)

  8. bhaaskar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hi,
    I have a similar request. I am trying to use WP as the CMS for a small online magazine with sections like stories, essays, poetry, translations, book reviews etc., I really like WP, because WP liberates me from designing individual pages but allow me to concentrate on the structure of the
    data.

    My categories are organized as follows:
    1 category i
    2 -- child i1
    3 -- child i2
    4 -- child i3
    5 -- child i4
    6 category f
    7 -- child f1
    8 -- child f2
    9 -- child f3
    10 --child f4

    Each post belongs to only one of the child categories i1 or i2, or i3 or i4. It also belongs to one
    or more
    child categories f1, f2, f3 and f4.

    Example of posts.
    post categories
    --------------------
    post1 i1, f3
    post2 i1, f1
    post3 i1, f1, f4
    post4 i1, f2
    post5 i1, f1
    ...

    I want to create a category template for the children i1, i2, i3 and i4.
    However, the standard category template sorts the posts by
    id and the categories f1, f2 and f3 are all mixed up.
    I would like to be able to sort the posts in the category i1 so all posts are also sorted by categories f1, f2, f3 and f4. this is what I have in mind:

    Archive for Category: i1
    f1
    post2
    post3
    post5
    f2
    post4
    f3
    post1
    f4
    post3
    ....

    I know I need to loop on each of the child categories of
    category f. (id = 6)
    Is it possible to get posts that belong to categories (i1, f1), (i1, f2) etc. in the category template?

    I am just gettig started with WP and any help or pointers
    is greatly appreciated. thanks

  9. lellie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I do something similar on http://www.student-direct.co.uk which is our student paper. I'm currently redesigning it to make it pretier but the loops work in that way.

  10. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    lellie: your student-direct theme looks great! It would be great if that was available for others to use--I'd like to test it out :)

  11. ThePawSpa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    lillie- I too as well would love it if you shared your theme. It really is great. Good job

  12. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nicely done lillie, I like your category archives pages with the large featured story, then 2 "boxcars" (teasers), and then under that a list of just-plain-headlines for older stories in the cat.

    This may be a cultural thing, but why do you write "Latest Sport" instead of "Latest Sports Story"? Latest Sport does not make sense to me. Midnight Basketball would be the latest sport I can think of.

  13. lontanodagliocchi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Good, Lillie!! Now we wants this wonderful THEME!! :-)

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