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  • #128870
    abisbee
    Participant

    Hi. I want one page of my website to be a blog page. My understanding is that posts = blog entries. However, I don’t know how to insert posts into a new page. I see how to insert them into the sidebar or a widget, but I don’t know how to make a page of posts. Would you please either tell me how to do it or point me to a page that explains it?
    Thank you.
    Alice
    https://wellnesswarriorsboston.org

    #128900
    Pratik
    Keymaster

    Hi Alice,

    There is no way to make a page of custom posts. You will need to do some custom work for that. However, you can make a post of certain category.

    Separate all the posts that you want into a different category, then add the link to your menu as https://wellnesswarriorsboston.org/category-slug

    If this does not work, please add the posts and category and give me link of blog page, then I can give you link of the desired category.

    Regards,
    Pratik

    #128959
    abisbee
    Participant

    Thank you for your help, Pratik. I guess it makes more sense for me to use a sidebar for posts. Using a test page, I have added Optional Sidebar One and inserted the Recent Posts widget. That works fine. Now I want to format the sidebar contents (of course) but I am not sure of the best way to do this. (CSS? Html instead of the widget?) The test page is: https://wellnesswarriorsboston.org/pratik/

    – restrict to one category (“training”)
    – show some of the text of each post
    – either format the “recent posts” widget title (strong) or hide the title. (I currently have html in there that shows bolded “RECENT POSTS.”)
    – increase the spacing between posts (they are too tight)
    – hide the Optional Sidebar One from the password screen!

    Is it possible to format how the posts appear when viewing?
    – show post title
    – hide the authors in the posts
    – disable comments in the posts
    – when I open a post, show Optional Sidebar One, not the primary sidebar

    Again, thank you.
    Alice

    P.S. I enabled editing – how do I disable editing again? (I know NOT to edit the stylesheet – I just wanted to see if I could find code that I could change in optional CSS.)

    #128973
    Pratik
    Keymaster

    Hi @abisbee,

    To restrict it to certain category, it is not possible via Recent Posts. For that you can do two things,

    1. Use CT: Featured Post widget and add in posts one by one ( This defeats the idea of selecting category )

    2. Use Essential Widgets Pro Plugin. This plugin has EW Featured Posts widget that allows you to do all the things that you describe.

    I don’t understand what you mean by editing? For small CSS just add in code at Appearance=> Customize=> Additional CSS box.

    Regards,
    Pratik

    #128978
    abisbee
    Participant

    Thank you, Pratik.

    I will look into the Essential Widgets Pro plugin.

    Appearance / Editor is now set to allow editing to the main theme stylesheet – not a good idea! I want editing NOT to be allowed. Is there a way to do this?

    Alice

    #128979
    Pratik
    Keymaster

    Hi @abisbee,

    You need to add following code or edit the code line if previously exists:

    
    define( ‘DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT’, true );
    
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