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persistent homepage message (10 posts)

  1. jacobjmorris
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I want to keep a welcome message persistent on my homepage. I just posted my second blog to my site, and now it appears top on the homepage. How can I change this around?

    Thanks
    Jacob

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Couple potential plugins: adhesive from http://www.asymptomatic.net/wp-hacks (caveat UP FRONT! I seem to be the only person in the world today who can make this one work with 1.5.2. YMMV); and there's something similar in the Chaitgear package from http://www.chait.net. I think there's another one out there too, but can't remember what it is now. Try using the "get plugins" link from the admin plugins page....

  3. jacobjmorris
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i'm in the wp repository but i don't see these plugins?

  4. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If it is a static message, just put it in your index file above the loop and use a conditional for is_home() . Nobody says everything you write has to be a post.

  5. jacobjmorris
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    can you explain the conditonal some more? I don't write PHP, however I do hardcode HTML, so I do have some code editing skills.

    Also, how many blogs appear on the homepage? Can you limit it?

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can limit the number of posts displayed through the admin/Options/Reading selections.

  7. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    <?php if (is_home()) { ?>
    Welcome to my site you bunch of low lifes...
    <?php } ?>

    vkaryl: the question was how to make a "welcome" post stay at the top. I was suggesting, "Forget the post, just include a welcome message in the index page."

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Quoting poster: "Also, how many blogs appear on the homepage? Can you limit it?"

    What I was answering....

  9. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    :)

  10. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I recommend either of 2 choices:
    (1) A "sticky post" plugin to keep your intro-post at the top
    (2) or you can go into your Admin > Manage > Files > Main Template, and put some
    <p>introductory welcome text inside a paragraph tags like this</p>

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