Need Some Help With the Loop (4 posts)

  1. denniscking
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks for a great theme. My site, based on pictorico is here http://45c.a54.myftpupload.com/ on a Media Temple staging server. The middle image in the top row is two "blocks" wide and would like to accomodate that with one link. So 7 pages in all are represented in the two rows. That's right: pages not posts. So I'm confused about the best way to filter the loop contained in my front-page.php template so that the 7 featured images point to the seven pages in the main nav with the nice sliding titles and all. I've tried several things but I keep breaking things or getting blanks. Thanks in Advance.

    Dennis King

  2. Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Dennis, what you're trying to do would would require some pretty extensive customizations to the theme!

    One avenue you could try is creating a custom page template in your child theme that you design to display 7 specific pages in the same grid format that the blog page now does.

    You'd then assign a static page to your front page, and select your new custom template from the Page Attributes box.

    Hope this helps point you in the right direction - good luck!

  3. denniscking
    Posted 10 months ago #

    It definitely does. Thank you. I will submit my trials and errors as I go because I think this is something that comes up fairly often with themes that represent data (posts) with images as Pictorico does. I really don't want to "get the page" because, obviously, I'm already on a page. I want to loop through the site's seven pages in menu-order which I see is a supported (arg) and then embed the permalink. I know, easier said than done.
    Thanks again for spreading your Automatic Happiness

  4. Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer
    Posted 10 months ago #

    If you really want a loop, this might help point you in the right direction:

    WordPress loop to include pages content instead of posts


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