How to 'hang' Blog off side of Expose Theme

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  • #5951

    pa247
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    I’m using the expose theme on a client site and they want to have a “blog” off the side where they can do daily updates.
    I cant figure out how to do this without messing up the front page, which we want to be static with the 9 boxes
    that are already set up.

    Any ideas?
    thanks

    #6043

    AC
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    What do you mean by “blog off the side”?? Can you share a link so we can take a look?

    #6640

    pa247
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    Site is http://www.puregenesisproducts.com

    They want to have a ‘blog’ as a menu item on the front page just like this site: http://theresabehenna.com/

    But whatever I try to do that, it brings up the 9 posts from the front page of the site and I dont want them to show up on the “blog” part. I want the front page to be static posts and not change.

    I tried setting up a folder called “blog” and installed wordpress on that, but then nothing mataches the main sites look and feel so that is no good.

    thank you

     

     

     

     

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  pa247.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  pa247.
    #6646

    AC
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    As the instructions indicated here – http://my.studiopress.com/setup/expose-theme/, the most recent blog entries show up on the front. What they’ve done is created a “Category” called “Blog 2″ and attached it to the menu. When they write a blog, I am assuming if they don’t want it on the front – they categorize it as Blog2 – but they must not have figured it out yet because on Blog2 there are no entries.

    If you want the Blog page to be everything else but what appears on the front, you may have to use plugin to do that. Here’s the one I use for things like this – it’s called Simply Exclude – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simply-exclude/.

    Configure it the way you want it.

    #6688

    pa247
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    Thanks but the site you are referencing with the “blog2″ is MY site….the one that I can’t get to work correctly. That’s the one I’m trying to figure out how to get ‘posts’ or even pages to show up under that category.

    thanks

     

    #9156

    tfmurphhk
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    I think I am in the EXACT same boat as you are pa247… so am anxious to see any responses you may get… here’s hoping.

    Tom

    #9164

    pa247
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    Tom

    I  installed the simply exclude plugin that anitac recommended and finally got it all working. It was a pain to configure but it does exactly what I want.

    paula

     

     

    #9468

    Alirat
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    Hi there. There is no need for an extra plugin, as the Genesis settings have a place to exclude categories for the blog. For the front page items I either use pages or set up a category called ‘front page’ or ‘featured’ or whatever and then exclude that category using the category ID in the Genesis settings. My view is the less plugins used the better and Genesis provides very well for all contingencies IMHO.

    #9740

    pa247
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    Hi again,

    What Alirat suggests is the first thing I tried but it doesnt work if you want your front page to be ‘static’ as it will automatically add each ‘blog’ post to the front page.   I can only have 9 post boxes on front page and didnt want any more added to that, which is why I was having such a problem.

    #20720

    dareadel
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    Hello @pa247, I have a post here at http://www.studiopress.com/forums/topic/another-expose-theme-help-needed/ and hoping you can help. I see the site you posted http://www.puregenesisproducts.com that has a nicely looking home page and this what I am trying to achieve in my question. If you don’t mind, please give me some tips on getting this page right.

    Thank you.

    #21042

    pa247
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    Hi

    I  installed the simply exclude plugin that anitac recommended and finally got it all working. It was a pain to configure but it does exactly what I want.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simply-exclude/

    paula

     

    #21060

    dareadel
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    Thank you Paula for taking the time to reply. I will try the plugin and hopefully I can get it to work also.

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