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  • I have been trying to figure out how to get pages to display as the featured content instead of posts.

    I really like the clean large scrolling images and want to use it as a navigation. I have jetpack installed and can access the featured content as well.

    Any tips on how to get this working?? I would really appreciate it.

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  • Any information anyone? I’ve googled and have not been able to find anything.

    Hi,

    Just playing around with this myself now – you do have to have JetPack installed I know that much!

    Featured Content is based on post tags. Since pages do not support tags out of the box, they can not be used with Featured Content.

    To find out more about Featured Content see:
    http://jetpack.me/support/featured-content/

    Wonder if you maybe find a plugin that can add tags to pages you could then use featured content? I’ll try and see what I can find.

    paulwpxp

    @paulwp

    Font hero

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/tags-for-pages-2

    function tags_for_pages() {
    	register_taxonomy_for_object_type('post_tag', 'page');
    }
    add_action('init', 'tags_for_pages');

    You could try that, and assign tag to pages, then see if the slider pick it up. If it doesn’t, it means that Jetpack’s featured content also checks for post type is post only.

    Alright, I’ve gotten the featured content to show the pages but only when I use front page displays latest posts.

    I downloaded http://wordpress.org/plugins/tag-pages/ then edited the plugin’pre_get_posts’ hook to change the post_type query parameter to ‘any’.

    I cant seem to activate the featured content on static page home. Optimally I would like the home page to just display the header. Looks like its the next step to figure out. Any other tips on that would be great. Thanks for the help too paulwpxp, if I cant get it to work this route I’m going to try yours out.

    paulwpxp

    @paulwp

    Font hero

    That plugin does the same thing with the addition of getting the page post type into the list of post in tag archive too.

    ..then edited the plugin ‘pre_get_posts’ hook to change the post_type query parameter to ‘any’.

    So I’m not sure why and how you did the above for.

    ..cant seem to activate the featured content on static page home.

    If you look at header.php you would see that the slider will appear only when it is_front_page(). This returns true when on static front page, or blog home page.

    Alright, any way to edit the header.php to display on static?

    paulwpxp

    @paulwp

    Font hero

    When you say “static”, what do you mean ?

    When you go into customize theme it has the option to choose from the following options:

    Front page displays
    Your latest posts
    A static page

    When I choose “your latest posts” I can get the pages to show in the featured content section but it displays the blog section.

    When I choose “a static page” and use the home page I can no longer get the featured image slider to stay.

    What I would like optimally to happen is to display those pages in the slider on the home page. But I can only get it to work showing the latest posts.

    paulwpxp

    @paulwp

    Font hero

    You have that edited plugin on for that result, or it happened without plugin ?

    When you say “home page”, you mean a regular page that you created under “page” and named it “Home”, am I right ?

    Yes, home is a static page I created. I can only get the the slider to work when I set to latest posts.

    paulwpxp

    @paulwp

    Font hero

    This is from theme’s header.php
    http://themes.svn.wordpress.org/superhero/1.1/header.php

    <?php if ( is_front_page() ) : ?>
    	<?php get_template_part( 'slider' ); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    And here is from is_front_page() documentaion page.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_front_page

    It returns TRUE when the main blog page is being displayed and the Settings->Reading->Front page displays is set to “Your latest posts”,

    OR

    when is set to “A static page” and the “Front Page” value is the current Page being displayed.

    paulwpxp

    @paulwp

    Font hero

    So, under Settings->Reading->Front page displays, when a regular page named “Home” (or whatever name) is set to be a static front page of the site, that page will be used as front home page AND will have a slider.

    I’ve tried that and can’t seem to get this damn slider to work on static front page.

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