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  • I’m going to start posting projects on my website. The bit where it gets weird is I want each project to be a page (probably with subpages!), but I also want each project to appear as a post, so it shows up somewhere in my blog and my RSS feed. I’d prefer to just have one entry with the post content, so the blog post for my page has the exact same content as the page itself and I don’t have to repeat myself to do that. (I’m a developer. I’m picky about DRY).

    What I’m picturing is something that lets me create an empty post and say “this post is actually a proxy for this page,” and have the necessary magic (including in the RSS feed!) happen behind the scenes.

    Is there a plugin or some commonly used pattern for this type of thing? If it works in another direction than I’m picturing, that’s cool too.

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  • I also want each project to appear as a post, so it shows up somewhere in my blog and my RSS feed.

    With regard to RSS, why not just install an RSS feed for Pages plugin? There are quite a few of them about.

    I’d prefer to just have one entry with the post content, so the blog post for my page has the exact same content as the page itself

    Eek! Have you considered the potential for duplicate content penalties from Google here?

    Eek! Have you considered the potential for duplicate content penalties from Google here

    Thanks, that’s a good point 🙂
    I’ll add that to the reasons why I’d prefer a real link between post and page, rather than repeating the content here. I’m thinking the post permalink would be the page itself, so its position in the blog index (for example) is just like any post; either content with permalink or excerpt with “read more”.

    The problem I have with a lot of RSS for pages plugins is they do _everything_, and I’m really just aiming to do this for specific pages. I’m happy with a mix of things, though. Now you mention it, maybe I can squeeze some of their magic into my theme…

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