Hide/Show blog posts on front page and blog?

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  • #11583

    safeandcaring
    Member
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    I am using my site as a website for my organization however, I would like to host a blog inside this site. Is it possible for me to “hide” blog posts from the front featured home page (I would like to use this for different content) and also possible to “hide” posts from my blog page?

    I used the hero slider and featured posts on my home page to highlight some important things about our organization, but I don’t necessarily consider these to be Blog Posts. I would like that to be sort of a separate thing, not visible on the home screen. I’d also like to be able to feature things on the front page that wouldn’t be visible while someone is viewing our blog.

    Any suggestions?

    The blog I need help with is: safeandcaring.wordpress.com

    #11779

    thelukemcdonald
    Theme Author

    The best way to go about setting the site up would be to make categories for the different areas of the website. For example, you might make categories called “Hero Slides”, “Featured Posts”, and “Blog”. You would then place posts in which ever category you want that post to display.

    In Appearance > Theme Options, there is a section for each one of these areas. Each section has an option to choose a category to use for that section. In this case, you would select the correct category you want to be used. For example, the Blog would use the new “Blog” category you selected and display and posts in that category.

    Hope that makes sense.

    #11780

    safeandcaring
    Member
    Original poster

    Perfect! Thanks very much. Very helpful!

    #11816

    safeandcaring
    Member
    Original poster

    Sorry – One more quick question. I was able to do exactly what you had mentioned above, but I would like to create a menu item with a link for people to get to the blog posts. I’ve noticed that I can only put pages into the menus.

    Any way I can add a menu item for “blog”?

    #11817

    thelukemcdonald
    Theme Author

    In Appearance > Menus you should see a tab called “Screen Options” in the upper right corner of the screen (Under your name). Click on that and a panel should display. Be sure there is a check in the “Posts” option. After you have checked that, there should now be a “Posts” meta box displayed where you can select posts to add to your menu.

    #11818

    safeandcaring
    Member
    Original poster

    You are amazing! Thank you!!

    #11819

    thelukemcdonald
    Theme Author

    Your welcome.

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