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VIP Newbie Question Pages and Post Layout !?! (4 posts)

  1. ashleyryan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I want to set up my blog so that people can access my articles on SEPARATE pages. Because my posts are so long I dont want posts that go on forever on my home page. I want it so that there are separate pages with each article on separate pages. Organized orderly. Can this be done by just creating pages or is there a special way to do this. For example: http://www.stevepavlina.com has this,

    I would love a response!

    Thank you!

    Ashley

  2. Jeremy Clarke
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Every article on a wordpress blog has it's own page. Usually if full articles are showing on the front page then you can click on their title to see a page with just the article, and the single article also has comments and stuff.

    If you just want to not show full articles on the front page, you can start using the <!--more--> tag in your posts. Only text before that tag in a post is shown on the front page, then the visitor sees a link that says "read the rest" or something like that.

    Using wordpress pages (as opposed to posts) can be complicated when you try to list them all for your visitors, and you would probably want to use sub-pages to break them into sections (which makes it complicated). This would make sense if they arent time-sensitive like posts, though I think that just using posts and categories to organize your articles might be easier, and if you just want to avoid a homepage that goes on forever, use the <!--more--> tag.

  3. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What you can do too is in the admin panel under "options" and "reading" set it to one article per page. A "recent posts" widget in the sidebar is helpfull for your readers if you do that. I also have an articles section, but like Jeremy I decided to work with excerpts (not using the more function, but 'hardcoded', since the option that I started with also effects the archives.

  4. ashleyryan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you gentlemen!

    Ashley

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