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Stumper? (5 posts)

  1. windstyles
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello! I have what I am hoping is not a stumper for all you experts out there :)

    I have a customer who wishes to have her static homepage setup so that it actually shows two pages. Basically, is there a hack or plugin, or coding I can do to setup the static homepage to show parts of post A and post B on the same page?

    Thanks in advance for any/all help!!

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    make a page template, query the proper posts/pages, assign that template to the page

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/query_posts

  3. windstyles
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you, Rev Voodoo!

    Sorry if I sound confused here, but would I create a new, separate page template (static.php) and call that somewhere in the coding, instead of the standard page template, just for the static homepage?

    And the page.php that I am using now will still continue to work for the other pages on our site?

    And would this allow me to change those two pages being called upon to change each month, or would I need to always edit this new page template?

    Boy, was really hoping someone knew of a plugin or such, LOL

    Appreciate the help!!!

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You would make a new page template. Probably just a copy of another template.... I start with index.php normally.

    You don't call the template in the coding, you make the template, and then make a normal WP page. when you make the page, on the right is a dropdown which allows you to assign a template to a page.

    The template would only affect the page you assign it to.

    The query would go before the first line of the loop ( the if have posts while posts bit)

    The query would call in whatever posts/pages you specify.

    You would update the posts or pages being queried by the template using the normal WP editor. Once the template is made, you would not have to touch it again.

    If you wanted the posts or pages to change automatically rather than editing the template, the best way would be to query posts based on some criteria....say by category, or by tag. And then limit the posts shown to 2 in the query.

    Then only assign that certain tag or category to posts meant for the page using the template. Whenever a new post is made using that category or tag or whatever you use, it would go to that page.

  5. windstyles
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Rev, you're the greatest!
    I am going to get this started.

    Truly appreciate your time and all the great advice!!

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