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Adding a category to a static page

  • Hi,

    I want to add an existing category to show at the bottom of my home page showing all the latest posts to that category.

    I have gone through plugins, searched the forum and stared blankly at Codex but admit most of the answers go over my head!

    This article http://www.seobywebmechanix.com/how-to-add-posts-to-pages-in-wordpress-tutorial/ was the closest I got but my index.php looks completely different to his as I didn’t seem to have a themes folder to find my pages.php to create a new page. Therefore I have no idea where my loop is!

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks.

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  • If you can post your index.php file in http://wordpress.pastebin.com
    and paste url here so that we can see the code you have in index.php file

    Thanks for replying!

    Sorry I don’t have a clue how to use Pastebin! I have signed up for an account and had a look but I am not sure about security etc. When I looked up what they were on Wiki there seem to be problems? Perhaps I am being fussy?

    I am using TwentyTen theme and have not changed anything on the index so it would be the standard index for that anyway.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks.

    colorvila
    Member

    @colorvila

    try to edit your index.php

    I would love to but I wouldn’t know where to start. I have no idea about HTML and can only copy and paste it!

    As you are using twenty ten theme you will need create a child theme and then create a template in child theme as twenty ten theme will over written next time you update.

    Twenty ten 1.3 theme coded differently and you will need look into a loop file as well so page.php file has this line
    get_template_part( ‘loop’, ‘page’ );

    The page is coming from loop-page.php

    I think I give up on this one! Instead I have created a sticky post and am now trying to remove the date from that post only. It will work fine I am sure.

    Thanks for all your help- sorry I was so ignorant!

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