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Static front page - can display posts but want excerpts


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Old May 26, 2010, 12:41 PM
Mikef
 
2 posts · May 2010
Using this forum I now have a static front page which displays my latest 3 posts. I am using ver 3.4.9

I have tried to alter the code I have to display excerpts instead but have drawn a blank.

The code I use in index.php is:

<?php if ( is_front_page() ) { ?>
<?php $my_query = new WP_Query('showposts=3');
while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>

<?php /* This is the actual Wordpress LOOP.
The output can be edited at Atahualpa Theme Options -> Style & edit the Center column */
bfa_center_content($bfa_ata['content_inside_loop']); ?>

am I missing something obvious??
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Old May 26, 2010, 12:48 PM
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23,576 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
you will need to use the wordpress function the_excerpt() (see http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_excerpt)
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Old May 26, 2010, 01:17 PM
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10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
Hey Mike... I'm curious... Why not just leave the front page to show latest post and use the Atahualpa excerpts settings to show only excerpts and only the last 3 posts?
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Old May 26, 2010, 01:42 PM
Mikef
 
2 posts · May 2010
juggledad,

thanks for the reply, I have tried using excerpt() and can get it to show the excerpts I want on the static front page, but,,,,,,, I lose other formatting e.g. title, author etc. Am I using it in the right place or is asking to keep it functioning within the theme styling a whole new question?

<?php $my_query = new WP_Query('showposts=3');
while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();?>



<?php /* This is the actual Wordpress LOOP.
The output can be edited at Atahualpa Theme Options -> Style & edit the Center column */
bfa_center_content (the_excerpt());($bfa_ata['content_inside_loop']); ?>


lmilesw,
Some of my posts can be quite long so I wanted to get "highlights" onto the front page without pushing them down too far. Also had a bit of an issue getting that functionality to work on my site. One workaround I thought might work is to have the home page as the posts page and have a sticky post to give the welcome blah blah. May try that if I cannot resolve this way.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 08:50 AM
almondp1
 
2 posts · Jun 2010
HI Mikef

I'm trying to show posts on my static front page as well.

Where do you position this part of code you quoted ?
I tried to insert it just before the get_content in index.php but got an error page.

I found this code as well on 3 steps to search engine success but don't know where to stick it ..

<p>
<h3><font color=#990000><b>Latest posts…. </b></font></h3>
</p>

<?php $temp_query = $wp_query; ?>
<?php query_posts(’showposts=5′); ?>

<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<div class=”post” id=”post-<?php the_ID(); ?>”>
<a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>”><?php the_title(); ?></a>
<?php the_excerpt(); ?>
<a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>”>Read more….</a>
</div>
<?php endwhile; ?>

Cheers
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 09:12 PM
Sascha2
 
2 posts · Jun 2010
Hi everyone:

I am having this same issue.

I want to add a welcome message/post that stays at the top of the main page and then the latest posts to show beneath this ...

I had this working before .. then all of a sudden .. it didn't work.

Page - http://www.bestbusinessyear.com

I'm not sure if some other plugin or upgrade or something else interfered and stopped this from working ...

All I want is a photo (left aligned) with a static message to show first before the post excerpts ...

Help!!

Thanks so much

K
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 09:19 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
You could use a sticky for this or there are several plugins for this. Search on wordpress.org for announcement or front page or frontpage, etc.
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 12:36 PM
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23,576 posts · Mar 2009
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Sascha2 - you are not using Atahualpa, I suggest you go ask the author of the theme you are using.
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