October 30, 2013 at 7:46 am #69880
I am using the " new and improved? ) Lifestyle pro theme with the latest version of wordpress and studiopress
I am setting this site up for a client- so I was hoping to use dummy content for them to see how to do things.
I made a test post and published it - Although I did not have anything in the " Home Top" widget area - the post appeared in this section by itself.
I am wondering if there is something I am missing here. I want to be able to control the homepage and the number of posts that appear on it- I was planning on doing this by adding the " Featured Post" widget to the "Home Top" widget and configuring that .
Is there some reason why post would automatically be sent to appear on the home page even if nothing is set up in the widget section?
If so WHY ? , doesn't that defeat the purpose of the Home Widgets?
I am wondering if anyone else has this issue, and if there is any info about how to correct the problem
Thanks to anyone that can give me a clue here.http://crunchmunchandchew.com/
* you can see the default widget message that is appearing on the " Home" page now- when you go to the site.
There is nothing in the " Home-Top" widgets panelOctober 30, 2013 at 8:09 am #69886
When the front page widgets are populated, the home page loop is de-activated.
You can also use the Genesis > Theme Settings > Content Archives to control your posts page set in your Reading Settings.
I would follow the setup guide on the Download page for tips.
Brad Dalton has written 1910 tutorials & 4000+ Code Snippets for Genesis & WordPress – Not For Hire.October 30, 2013 at 8:27 am #69892
Thanks for the reply I get what you are saying the Home page loop is deactivated when you pull a widget into it.
What I am wondering is if I make a set posts - Post 1,2,3 - why these would appear on the home page of the site if no widget is pulled into the " Home Top " widget area.
Even if I publish the post- shouldn't the post remain off the home page and the " default message " appear unless a widget is placed in the appropriate front page widget area.
If I look at the custom settings - for this I see that there are 2 options with this theme- a Static home page- not want I want, and one that shows post-
If posts is selected then it says that posts are automatically added to the home page-
It seems that once you make a new post and publish it even if you have not configured any widgets it over-writes the default message from the loop and places the post on the home page.
I have used this theme fairly frequently ( prior to this new and improved? ) version and have not had this happen before.
Hope above makes sense- any other thoughts
( Not saying it isn't there but not really seeing anything in the download guide that mentions this )
Scott VOctober 30, 2013 at 10:38 am #69916
That's right. The home page loop includes your latest posts unless you populate the home page widgets with something else.
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