Customise Home Page

  • We’ve been referred to the Forum by WordPress Chat. We’ve created a Home Page and we’re trying to make the three posts at the bottom (beneath the slider) static, i.e. we want to be able to choose which posts appear there, rather than them automatically defaulting to the most recent posts which is what is currently happening.

    We’ve tried various different things, such as 1) Making a post sticky by ticking “Stick this post to the front page”. It did initially appear on the Home Page but when we tested it by changing the date of the post to 2013, it disappeared again, indicating that the publishing date is still the overriding criteria for selection. 2) We also tried to select the three posts by ticking them in “Portfolio Page Options” on the Home Page but having updated and refreshed, the posts still don’t appear and the ticked boxes “untick” themselves. We were told by WordPress Chat that the unticking of the boxes is a bug that they will report to developers but that it wouldn’t affect the posts appearing on the Home Page – but it does. 3) We’ve also tried changing the published date of the posts to an earlier date but that only works until the next post is published. Essentially, it appears that nothing we do is able to override the theme selecting the most recently published posts.

    To summarise, we would like to understand 1) how we can select the posts that we want to appear on the bottom of the Home Page and for them not to be overridden by subsequently published posts; and 2) the cause of the problems we’ve experienced with this. Thank you in anticipation….

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  • Hi there,

    The recent portfolio items are automatically populated using the 3 most recent posts marked as portfolio items. Unfortunately there’s no way to alter this in the theme.

    As for the problems you’re experiencing with the boxes unchecking themselves — are you using the classic WordPress post editor or the new one? I’m afraid that you’ll want to stick with the post editor on the Dashboard in order to use Portfolio.

  • I should also note that we have documentation on how to set up Portfolio right here:

    Portfolio Theme Tutorial

  • Many thanks for this Melissa, it’s very helpful, albeit not the answer we wanted :). And yes, we are using the classic post editor. And thank you for the Tutorial.

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