[resolved] Confused by 'Show latest posts on a separate page' setting (9 posts)

  1. DavePorter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I created a new page called News.
    Went to Reading settings.
    But I don't select that page anymore ?
    So I put in 'news' but it changes it to 'news-2'

    Am I missing something obvious ?

    TIA, Dave

    ps bleeding edge as of 5 minutes ago !

  2. Mayeenul Islam
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If I get you correctly:
    Pages>All Pages
    I think you have two pages with the same name, that's why the alias (news-2) made automatically.
    The other page (previous one) may be in the list of All Posts or in trash.
    Remove one to rename the alias to "news".

  3. DavePorter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for getting back !

    No there is only one news page ( in fact I only have two pages - my static home page and my news page)

    But I went back to beta-1 and it has the normal drop down selection, but this has changed in beta-2 (or possibly since!), it is now a free form field which is titled, 'page title' - but I updated another occurrence of beta-1 that already had the blog page configured to news and retained the settings, so I can move on - but something odd here !


  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, that's definitely a change!

    -I'm guessing it's to help newer folks by simply creating a page at the time the settings are changed?

  5. Tevya
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It doesn't seem to work for me. I get an "You must select a page to set a static front page." notification, even though the verbiage makes it sound like it's going to create a new page with that name, for me.

    Also it seems like this should be a drop-down, or at least auto-suggest based on the actual page titles. It doesn't (Chrome - latest stable) for me. So you better make sure you get the title right, or they should consider this a bug and fix it.

  6. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried a random word 'cheese' in this case. Everything saved, no indication of any problem.

    but domain.com/cheese is a non existent URL, so it wasn't generated, yet I got no indication of a problem.

    So yeah, I would agree a little clarity might be needed there or a different selection mechanism, or something. Seems a strange / confusing setup now.

  7. Tevya
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Cool! Thanks Mika.

  8. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Good stuff!

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