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  • I have a static home page, and several pages of content–more of a content management setup. I’ve limited the blog (which I don’t use much) to one page called “news.”

    I’m using the 2011 theme and thought the rss and blogroll widgets would appear on the right of every page; instead they appear only on the right of the blog, buried deep in the site. (I pulled them to the sidebar placing.)

    Is there any way to get the blogroll and rss feeds to appear at least on the main page? Either main page or all pages would work, I think.

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  • You mean a link to your RSS feed or the actual display of an RSS feed in like a sidebar?

    I just mean the RSS widget, and the blogroll widget. They appear next to the blog only (which for me is not the front page).

    It occurred to me after posting that my scenario is what the showcase template is for …

    You can see the blogroll on the “news” page here: I want to get it better integrated into the site.

    So you want the display of the RSS widget in the content of a page?

    Yes. I thought that’s what it was for.

    Widgets are for your sidebar area’s, your foots, and basically NOT your content.


    To answer my own question, replacing the basic page template with the sidebar-page template does what I want.

    I did it only for the front page, but it could be done for any page.

    Rereading our exchange, I think we were talking past each other.

    CTS2, can i ask you how you got your blog on a page other than your static home page? I’m searching through these forums and I’ve found how to set my homepage as a static page and I’ve seen a few mentions of people blogging not on their home page, but I can’t find out how to set up a page to do this. Yours is a recent thread, do you mind pointing me in the right direction?

    After I posted I kept searching and read further on the instructions setting a home page to be static and lookie-there. It’s all combined. No need for a response, but thanks for pointing me in the right direction with minimal effort!

    Glad you found it … I didn’t remember how I’d done it, but this page seems to explain (for others who are curious):

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