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using tags to place posts on home page (6 posts)

  1. noise
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi

    I've been using WP as a CMS for a while and I thought that using Tags could be a handy way of placing content in a specific location on a home page.

    For a simple example: there are 2 columns on the home page. each is divided horizontally in two (so a square divided into quarters):

    TL | TR
    ---------
     BL | BR

    There would be a category called "home" and then you could tag a post to have it show in the Top Left, or the Bottom Right, etc.

    I guess 4 loops using conditional wp_querys? Can't seem to find anything on using tags in the loop like this. Would using custom fields be better?

    If I can figure out how to do this, it could really help those wanting to use WP as a CMS

    Thanks!

  2. noise
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    bump

  3. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've done it with categories - works fine, using multiple loops. Tags should work also

  4. noise
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks - yeah, I've been doing it via multiple loops / categories for a few years - I think the tags would be easier for a noob user. Also using categories confuses the use of categories as a concept, whereas using tags keeps the <placement on the page>, and the <categorization of posts within the site> separate from a usability standpoint. (we're building wp-cms for clients)

    I also find moving the blogs using the categories can sometimes be a pain.

    I just can't find any documentation on WP Codex about using tags in the loops, perhaps I'm missing something?

    Thanks

  5. noise
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    bump bump

  6. noise
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    bump

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