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  • Currently I’m using Expositio from WPSHOWER and I would like to have a blog page. Sadly the theme doesn’t have this built in and so I figured that I would need to create a new page entitled “News” and apply a page template that would publish posts from a catergory “News”. Sadly I’m not sure how to do this and have followed a tutorial on there and it hasn’t worked.

    This is the page template I copied from the tutorial and applied to my blog page….
    It displays posts, but it doesn’t display them formatted properly.

    template name: News
    <?php get_header(); ?>
    <div id="news_post_container">
    /* this is the important part: you are creating a query that will post 3 posts from the news category and creating the paging - change any of the parameters that doesn't fit what you want */
    $temp = $wp_query;
    $wp_query= null;
    $wp_query = new WP_Query();
    $wp_query->query("category_name='news'&showposts=3".'&paged= '.$paged);
    while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post();
    /* This is the part that you actually see on the page. I've used the post title meta (which is in my includes folder, and an excerpt */
    <div <?php post_class() ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
    <div id="post">
    <h3> <a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>   [posted: <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/includes/meta.php' ); ?>]
    <p><?php the_excerpt(); ?></p>
    if (($wp_query->current_post + 1) < ($wp_query->post_count)) {
    echo '<div class="post-item-divider">-----</div>';
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    /* Here you create the Next/Back links */
    <div class="navigation">
    <span class="next"><?php next_posts_link('« Older Entries') ?></span> /
    <span class="back"><?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries »')?></span> 
    <?php $wp_query = null; $wp_query = $temp;?>
    <?php wp_reset_query(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>
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