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  • I am trying to update a friend’s html site to a WordPress site. I have his html pages replicated pretty well as WordPress pages but am trying to take his reflections, which are updated several times a year, into blog pages. It seemed logical to to make each year into a post with several paragraphs.

    I finally got one post with the correct image and background to go with the site. Replicating it back over a decade would not be practical as I can find no way to apply it as a template to a post. SO, I did what it seemed the reasonable thing and posted 2022. I then changed the page title to 2021 and the permalink to 2021, deleted the the 2022 text and pasted in the 2010 text and published it. I did this for several years. Closed out and when I went back to continue, the post I have is the last one I posted. The others are shown in that one as revisions. I have never had a problem with this kind of editing on pages. Is there some way to do all my posts and keep the look I want? I have tried every free blog template plugin I could find and can’t find any way to actually make and save a template except under Pages and no way to apply a template there to a Post.

    I sure could use some help on this. Right now it’s looking like I will have to put over a decade of posts on a page.

    Thank you!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Yes, you have only ever created new revisions with your approach as you described it – no new posts.

    When you have a post ready, I would recommend you duplicate them. This plugin can help with that: https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicate-post/ – means you clone the finished post and then adjust the clone for that year.

    Thread Starter jaliisah

    (@jaliisah)

    Thank you SO much! I use duplicate page on the Pages all the time. It never occurred to me that there would be a version for Posts. I am going to go get it right now! πŸ™‚

    Glad if I could help. There are even several plugin for the use case. Here is one which can copy posts and pages: https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicate-wp-page-post/ πŸ˜‰

    If it is solved for you, you can mark your question as solved.

    Thread Starter jaliisah

    (@jaliisah)

    Got it! I have another question if you would indulge me. I now have my blog page perfected. It’s exactly the way I want it. My template is pointing to it, but when I do a new post, it’s somehow picking up either part of the formatting or an old version of the blog page. The layout should be coming from the Blog page, shouldn’t it?

    I’m afraid I don’t know exactly what you mean by that. A link or screenshots would certainly be helpful.

    Thread Starter jaliisah

    (@jaliisah)

    Thanks so much, the site is [ redundant link removed ] and the blog is /blog/ I have just dumped the blog for now and am considering just page a page for each year of reflections. Trying to get the blog to behave is a seriously frustrating task and my friend won’t miss it as he has never had one.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by jaliisah.
    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Jan Dembowski.

    Your question is about the layout that your theme provides. Since you are using a commercial theme, the question cannot be answered here. I would ask you to contact the support for your theme: https://themeforest.net/item/jupiter-multipurpose-responsive-theme/5177775?s_rank=2

    Thread Starter jaliisah

    (@jaliisah)

    That makes sense, I will. Many thanks, your help is much appreciated.

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