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Why pages not posts? (15 posts)

  1. lizzietschornow
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi,

    I'm just starting out with this theme, and been trying to learn through reviewing the support forums.

    I've noticed a lot of comments recommending using posts not pages - could somebody explain to me why before I start building my site?

    Also, is there any advice on how to center my circles on the home page? At the moment they are showing to the left of the page.

    Thanks

    Lizzie

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    This explains some about Pages vs. Posts:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages

  3. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Can you link your site regarding the centering issue?

  4. lizzietschornow
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks Andrew - v useful. I've decided that I want the majority of the circles on my homepage to link to pages, aside from one which I want for a blog. Can I have some circles as pages and one as a post?

    I seem to have centered the circles now - thank you anyway though! V grateful.

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    To first get the circles coming from pages follow Siobhan's instructions on this thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/pages-instead-of-posts-1?replies=5

  6. lizzietschornow
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thank you Andrew - I will try this this evening! Just a quick question, if I use the above solution will it change everything to pages as I would like to keep one of the circles as a post to use as a blog (whereas I would like the rest of the circles as pages)?

    Thanka again,

    Lizzie

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    To keep one of the circles as a post you can write some more code using the get_post function, but we can get to that later.

  8. lizzietschornow
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks Andrew - I will try setting up the pages first.

  9. lizzietschornow
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Andrew

    I'm a real novice so have only just managed to set up my child theme. I'm now stuck following Siobhan's instructions to change posts to pages.

    Specifically, I do not understand how to do the following in my child theme as per the instructions:

    "create an index.php file then copy and paste the code from the parent theme's index.php file exactly"

    I don't know where to start in terms of how / where I create the index.php file

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated!

    Thanks

    Lizzie

  10. lizzietschornow
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Andrew
    Further to the above, I seem to have changed the posts to pages...not sure if I've done it in exactly the right way but seems to be working. I set up a new index.php file, including the new code and uploaded it to my child theme via the FTP system.

    I am now looking to make one of the circles a post as opposed to a page, as I want one of the circles to represent a blog. Are you able to help?

    Thanks

    Lizzie

  11. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Could you put all of the code of your index.php (Child Theme) file onto a PasteBin page, http://pastebin.com , then share us a link to that?

  12. lizzietschornow
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Andrew - here is the link: http://pastebin.com/Kt3vXzDX

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thanks Lizzie.

  14. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I'm just posting to say that I don't know the best way to do this, if anyone has some insights that would be great.

  15. lizzietschornow
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thanks Andrew - if anybody can help that would be great.

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