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New to WordPress – Some Question to Ask

  • Hallo

    I always tended to use HTML + CSS to build my own sites whenever I wanted and kind of avoided all other CMS’s like WordPress!! Not sure why but guess I was a bit afraid it 😀

    Anyway … I use WordPress 3.4.2 and installed a theme called BroadWay
    It looks allright to be honest, however I am finding WordPress a bit “not easy” to start with … took me a bit of time to differ from Pages and Menu lol well yep!!

    Another thing is the BLOG template that makes me wonder what that is!?
    It lets me choose from – Default Template / Blog Template / Contact /

    Let’s say I got a MENU saying – Science
    now, when setting Science to “BLOG TEMPLATE” then, that page displays the blog of ALL THE REST of what has been posted.

    I mean, can I not control what stuff to be in that blog, eg. only news related to science or even to make it so it shows news from 2 or 3 categories.

    Not sure how that can be done!?

    Other thing that I do not know how to .. is
    when making a menu consisting of submenus, exmaple

    Science
    – Technology
    – Electronics

    I finally figured it out how to make submenus under Appearance – Menu but not knowing how to delete any HTTP under the SCIENCE button, but the rest of submenu to have links .

    Surely I got lots of other questions but hope to get them sorted out first 🙂 many thanks indeed

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Another thing is the BLOG template that makes me wonder what that is!?

    That’s completely theme specific. Sounds like custom page templates or another theme-specific layout option. As this appears to be a commercial theme, you need to seek support from the theme’s vendors.
    http://themeforest.net/forums/topic/themeforest/themeforest

    so you are saying, I cant seek help in here
    regards to my other questions?

    The reason Esmi suggested you seek help from support of the theme as we are not familiar with the theme and all themes are coded differently.

    We can help you with wordpress related problems

    As for your menus if the theme supports custom menus you can create the menu on Appearance>>>Menus and set it up as wish by dragging them to position your pages

    yeh I managed to make the SUBmenu 🙂
    but just wondered how to remove the http link for specific menu

    example, i want to display

    Science <<< this one should have NO link whatsoever
    – Technology
    – Electronics

    In Appearance>>>Menus use Custom menu box instead of adding url just add # in box and in label box Science and add to menu
    and then have
    Technology
    Electronics

    as child to Science by dragging them slightly to right and save.

    govpatel – yess that worked 😀

    Just for u to have a look at;
    this is the current BLOG.PHP script

    Now I copied it and renamed it Science.php
    Trying to figure out which code specifies, where it fetches
    the posts from, and wanting to make it so it only takes posts from
    a specific category or multiple ones…

    <?php
    
    // Template Name: Blog
    
    get_header(); ?>
    
    			<!-- BEGIN MAIN -->
    
    			<div id="main">
    
    				<div class="homepage-widget">
    
    					<div class="block full archive clearfix">
    
    						<h3>
    
    							<?php _e('Blog', 'Broadway'); ?>
    
    							<span></span>
    
    						</h3>
    
    						<div class="block-content clearfix">
    
    						<?php $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; ?>
    
    						<?php $blog = new WP_Query('showposts=5'.'&paged='.$paged); ?>
    
    						<?php if ($blog->have_posts()) : while ($blog->have_posts()) : $blog->the_post(); ?>
    
    							<div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class('clearfix'); ?>>
    
    								<?php if(has_post_thumbnail()): ?>
    
    								<div class="block-image">
    
    									<div class="post-thumb-container clearfix">
    
    										<?php
    
    										if(has_post_format('video') || has_post_format('audio') || has_post_format('gallery')) {
    
    											$icon = '<span class="post-format-big ' . get_post_format($post->ID) . '"></span>';
    
    										} else {
    
    											$icon = '';
    
    										}
    
    										echo $icon;
    
    										?>
    
    										<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>" class="post-thumbnail">
    
    											<?php the_post_thumbnail('archive-image', array('alt' => get_the_title(), 'title' => get_the_title())); ?>
    
    										</a>
    
    										<?php if(get_post_meta($post->ID, 'pyre_overall_score', true)): ?>
    
    										<div class="post-score"><img src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/images/stars/<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, 'pyre_overall_score', true); ?>.png" alt="" /></div>
    
    										<?php endif; ?>
    
    									</div>
    
    								</div>
    
    								<?php endif; ?>
    
    								<div class="post-content">
    
    									<h2><a href='<?php the_permalink(); ?>' title='<?php the_title(); ?>'><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
    
    									<p class="post-meta"><?php the_time('F jS, Y'); ?>, by <?php the_author_posts_link(); ?></p>
    
    									<p class="post-excerpt"><?php echo string_limit_words(get_the_excerpt(), 16); ?> ...</p>
    
    									<a href='<?php the_permalink(); ?>' title='<?php the_title(); ?>' class="readmore orange-button"><?php _e('Read More', 'Broadway'); ?></a>
    
    								</div>
    
    							</div>
    
    						<?php endwhile; endif; ?>
    
    						</div>
    
    						<?php kriesi_pagination($blog->max_num_pages, $range = 2); ?>
    
    					</div>
    
    				</div>
    
    			</div>
    
    			<!-- END MAIN -->
    
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    hmmmmmm 🙁

    I tried combining something from here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query

    but no luck … pls if someone knows, let me know

    Thanks

    You can use category in your menu in Custom Menus and when clicked it bring all articles from that category you can check my website by clicking on my name the bottom menu are my categories and top menu are my Pages

    Gov

    now, I know about CATEGORIES
    However, I want to create my own .php theme

    and using the blog.php (see script above) to improve it so it shows posts from specific category. Not sure if u understand me

    This did the trick 🙂

    <?php $blog = new wp_Query('cat=20&showposts=3'.$numposts.'&paged='.$paged); ?>

    However, now the Previous and Next links, display different category instead of remaining and showing the next/previous posts of that particular category!

    🙁 any idea?

    This is the code responsible for previous / next (I think)

    <?php if ($blog->have_posts()) : while ($blog->have_posts()) : $blog->the_post(); ?>

    No that’s the line which loops through the selected posts.

    Looks like this one controls the page links, but it’s a custom function.
    kriesi_pagination($blog->max_num_pages, $range = 2);

    oh sure??

    I read somewhere that this does the trick:

    <?php $numposts = get_option('posts_per_page'); ?>
    					<?php $wp_query = new WP_Query('cat=20&showposts=3'.$numposts.'&paged='.$paged); ?>
                        <?php if($wp_query->have_posts()) : while($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post(); ?>

    but that did not work

    I need help. I am trying to make my right sidebar smaller where the widget area is located. It is hard to put a large pic in the main area because the widget area always cover the photo. The things I have in the widget area is actually small and not using all the space in the widget area. My site is http://makeitorfixit.com. I really need some help. Not really use to dealing with the css sheet.

    I have the WordPress Mom theme. Forgot to put that. Trying to make the widget area not take up so much space would love to decrease it. At http://makeitorfixit.com

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