Showcase page

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  • #32354
    bautawitch
    Member

    In the showcase templete at the page where you presents the Handmade theme: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/handmade/
    it shows a gallery above the sticky posts. This is exactly how I want to show of my DIY posts. Can you tell me how to make my showcase page look like that, please!

    I would also love to be able to write a few sentences to explain what it is my readers see there. How do I do that?

    The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)

    #32682
    vailobox
    Theme Author

    Hello,

    The Handmade showcase displays featured or “sticky” posts in a collage format, followed by up to 6 recent posts. For best results, feature or “sticky” special posts, not just the most recent ones. If you want to keep featured posts separate from your recent posts (or “blog), you can create a special category to assign them. See Post Visibility for more on making posts Sticky.

    Click on Pages → Add New
    Add a Title
    Select the Showcase option from the Page Template menu on the right side
    Click Publish

    See Pages for detailed help
    Setup Your Homepage

    Handmade will show a blog layout by default. If you would like your Showcase to be the homepage, set it as your Static homepage:

    Go to Settings → Reading
    Select A Static Page
    Choose the Showcase page from the Front Page menu
    Leave the Post Page menu blank

    #32713
    bautawitch
    Member
    Original poster

    I have already set up a showcase page but I do not get how to categories the posts so that they will end up separately.

    All the posts I want to show above my recent posts have the category DIY but how do I make them show as a tiled gallery as shown here:

    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/handmade/

    Please help me out! :)

    #32742
    vailobox
    Theme Author

    Hello,

    You can’t – the top part shows sticky posts, the bottom shows most recent. This is just a limitation of the template.

    #32793
    bautawitch
    Member
    Original poster

    The showcase page was the reason why I did choose this particularly theme! This is not premium to me… If you show it off with a lovely gallery on top and then this is not possible… ??!

    #32802
    vailobox
    Theme Author

    Hello,

    The Handmade showcase displays featured or “sticky” posts in a collage format, followed by up to 6 recent posts. For best results, feature or “sticky” special posts, not just the most recent ones. If you want to keep featured posts separate from your recent posts (or “blog), you can create a special category to assign them. See Post Visibility for more on making posts Sticky.

    1. Click on Pages → Add New
    2. Add a Title
    3. Select the Showcase option from the Page Template menu on the right side
    4. Click Publish

    See Pages for detailed help

    #32814
    bautawitch
    Member
    Original poster

    Maybe Im stupid or there is a language barrier between us, as English is not my first language…??! I still don’t get it!! :-/

    #32825
    vailobox
    Theme Author

    Hello,
    I really cannot explain it better than above – the showcase needs two things:
    1. A page assigned to the Showcase page template
    2. Posts marked as Sticky

    The posts that come after the “gallery” are your most recent posts. The “gallery” is composed of sticky posts.

    #32827
    vailobox
    Theme Author

    Just a note that we changed this functionality along with changes in WordPress in the latest version of the theme. To feature posts, add a special tag, then set that tag in Settings > Reading:

    To setup your collage/gallery on the showcase:

    Go to Settings→Reading
    Enter the tag you are using in the “Featured Content” tag field
    Enter 3 or 7 in the number of posts box and check whether to hide your special tag in the post meta on these posts.

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