How to set up a Featured Projects page?

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    gmb
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    I would like to create a button for a page that is called “Featured Projects”. It would be a collection of about 25 posts. The catch is that I would like to change the selection of posts from time to time. I understand that if I made a category called “featured projects” it would not be good to unclick a post from the category. I heard that using a Tag would not be ideal but a better choice than a category.

     

    Any better ideas?

    THANKS!

    GB

    #31752

    cdils
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    I think a Custom Post Type would be the right answer. :)

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Types


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    #31808

    gmb
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    Hi,

    I had thought about the custom post type but my theme does not have a custom template , so I would have to make one (newbie) and I think I would then need to also post the same content in my regular post format as I am using my blog site like a database of all my creative works.

    Was hoping I could find a simpler way of posting once but being able to call only certain posts and be able to remove and add without issue.

    Thanks,

     

    G.

    #31818

    cdils
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    Hi G,

    I don’t think there’s reason for concern with adding/removing posts from a certain category. Depending on how many posts you think you’ll have over time, the backend of your site will be much easier to manage if you use a custom post type. I know you’re a newbie, but if you’re a curious one, this is a great place to learn! :)

    Here’s an article on How to Create an Archive Template for a Custom Post Type. Warning: The tutorial itself may make you squirm at first, but it includes lots of good links/resources for learning about CPTs.

    If you want to try it, feel free to ask questions. If you don’t have time for a learning curve now, I can totally appreciate that, too. :)

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    #31823

    gmb
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    Hmm, I think I may have mis diagnosed a problem then?

    There are a few of my posts that have a problem with the way the image is imbed. I have fancybox installed and normally when you click on an image in a post, it grows larger. In a few of my posts it instead goes to a thumbnail on an other page, then when you click it again, the images goes bigger.

    Here is an example of one post that does this (keep in mind that my site is not live yet, maybe this is a reason?) :http://www.gregorybeylerian.com/newbegining/photography/jessica-chastain/

    I thought this problem existed because it happened to a few other posts that I removed from one category , it was in two.

    Strangely, I just created a test post and put it in two categories, viewed it, then removed one category and viewed again and there were no problems with the links to the images, they opened fine.

    SO, I do not know why a small number of my posts have weird image link paths which I want to fix before I go live AND I want to make sure that I implement the right practice with WordPress. If it is not an image link or SEO problem then it would be easiest for me to add projects or remove then from a featured Post category.

    And I will do my homework with custom post types as well :-)

    Thanks,

    G.

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    cdils
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    Ah! Okay, we were talking apples and oranges. :)

    First, the fact of the site not being live shouldn’t impact things, so if it’s not working now, it won’t work later.

    It may have to do with how you’re inserting the photos from your media library. When you go to insert a picture, you’ll see there’s options to link to itself, to link to an attachment page, or not to link at all. Wondering if that’s where the issue is?


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