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  • Resolved Shapeshifter 3


    Regardless of the theme used, I would like to create a Static Front Page using a single Cloud Tag (such as Music Videos) when using the WordPress Reading Settings.

    In other words, what I am trying to do is extract only one category (tagged) of blog posts and display them on my Static Front Page. The rest of my blog posts will have to be accessed by clicking on the proper tag in the “Tag Cloud”.

    Currently, WordPress 3.5.2 offers a drop down list of Pages (not Categories, or Tags) in both “Your Latest Posts” and “A Static Page”. Since “Posts” contain all Category Tags in creation date order, I guess that also means they are ALL contained in the WordPress Loop. Right?

    Is it possible to to create a Static Front Page using only a single category (tag) of WordPress posts without slowing down the website’s rendering speed or confusing the WordPress Loop in the process?

    Can the Core Developers add an additional drop-down menu to the Static Front Page options that allow blog Category (or Tag) selection?

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  • Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    This could easily be done by customizing a theme or making a child theme.
    What you want to do is make a front-page.php template and then grab the code from the archive.php template and display the category you want to display there.

    You would probably have to do modify the loop, but it is possible.

    I realize that’s not what you’re asking though and you probably know this already, but just in case, you might not, I thought I would let you know. 🙂


    That was helpful, and I’ll look at those options.

    Thank You

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