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Separate Blog contents page (14 posts)

  1. SimonGiddings
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Using the standard home page layout, I can have the last few posts listed.
    However, I would like to have a menu item in the main menu, to go to a blog dedicated page.

    How can I do this without creating a child theme ?

  2. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Set up a Page with no contents and call it Blog. Add it to the Menu using Appearance>Menus as per usual.

    Then in Customiz'it!>Front Page you can set Posts Page as Blog.

  3. SimonGiddings
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank you for that.
    However, will I not loose my standard home page > slider, 3 highlighted pages and recent posts ?

  4. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Go to Customiz'it! > Front Page
    Front Page can point to either a Static Page or your Latest Posts. So there are a few combinations that can be set (Home & Blog refer to Pages):
    1) Front page displays: Don't show any posts or page
    2) Front page displays: your latest posts =Displays posts
    3) Front page displays: A static Page
    Posts page: --Select--
    Front page: --Select-- =Displays posts
    4) Front page displays: A static Page
    Posts page: --Select--
    Front page: Home =Displays static page
    5) Front page displays: A static Page
    Posts page: Blog
    Front page: --Select-- =Displays posts
    6) Front page displays: A static Page
    Posts page: Blog
    Front page: Home =Displays static page

    So try option 5

  5. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Mmm, not sure this will solve it for you as you want to have posts on both the front page and Blog page. Option 5 will do that, but it will lose the 3 x FPs. Option 6 is my usual approach with a Static Home Page and Blog posts page.

    You can display Latest Posts in the Sidebar of the Front Page.

  6. SimonGiddings
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I don't see how I can do this then.
    I really like the default home page - the reason why I chose this theme.

    It would appear that I cannot achieve what I am looking for then.
    Very frustrating.

  7. tomaja
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    You can do that by creating new page template. Check http://codex.wordpress.org/Page_Templates

  8. ElectricFeet
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Or alternatively take a look at acub's solution here. It will probably need updating for the latest version of Customizr, but the principles will probably be the same.

  9. SimonGiddings
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank you for your replies here.
    However, in the current version, I cannot preserve the existing, default, home page - what I want to do - and also declare the blog page.
    Or have I misunderstood something here ?

  10. ElectricFeet
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I think you've understood correctly. You need a custom solution such as my link above.

  11. SimonGiddings
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thanks ElectricFeet, I have indeed been looking at your link and have integrated it.

    However, I have had to open another subject for this regarding the layout loss of sidebars.

    Otherwise, it is great, thank you again.

  12. ElectricFeet
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Yes, I saw that post, but I'm only a fledgeling php-er myself and cannot help with that one, sorry :-(

  13. Tradedog
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I don't know if I have missed your point but I just have a category called "Blog". All my blog posts go into that category and I have a menu item called Blog.

    You can choose how many posts for that category menu item to show in Settings. See-

    golftipfinder.com

  14. ElectricFeet
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Slaps head: That's a really neat way of doing it! Thanks!

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