swapping out featured content tag

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  • #124127
    jillsbooks
    Member

    I have placed some of my posts in the featured carousel. That is working well. But as time goes by I would like to take some of them out of there and have them just appear in the regular chronological posts on my page. However the “featured” tag does not appear even in my admin mode so I can’t remove it. I went into the customize area and unclicked the box that had hidden the featured tag from readers, but it still doesn’t appear, even for me. What am I missing here? How do I move posts from carousel to main page? Thank you!

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    #124233
    thejohnparris
    Theme Author

    Hi, you can edit the post in question and remove the tag from the Categories & Tags section in the sidebar. Screenshot: https://cl.ly/0O3d0A1i0O35

    #124235
    jillsbooks
    Member
    Original poster

    Okay, I found the screen to remove the featured tag, but the post I tried it with https://orangemarmaladebooks.com/2017/12/15/highly-original-and-plum-full-of-smiles-a-list-of-five/ still shows up in my featured carousel and not in the main home-page section.

    #124242
    mmcalister
    Theme Author

    I’m going to tag the wpcom staff here to see if they know why your post is stuck in the carousel.

    @wpcomstaff, as seen here, there is no featured tag on the post, yet it remains in the featured content carousel on the homepage. Any thoughts on why this is happening? Could it be a caching thing?

    #124249
    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there – I’m not seeing this post in your slider: https://orangemarmaladebooks.com/2017/12/15/highly-original-and-plum-full-of-smiles-a-list-of-five/

    There can be a delay in a post disappearing from featured content, so it’s good to give it a couple of hours.

    I haven’t touched anything on your site, and the post above does not appear in the slider for me now, as you can see in this screencast:

    #124250
    jillsbooks
    Member
    Original poster

    Okay great! Actually that took more than a day rather than a couple of hours to flip but I’m glad that it worked. I’ll press on from here. Thank you!

    #124254
    kathrynwp
    Staff

    That is a bit long indeed. The next time you need to remove the featured tag, you could try a test and remove it in the WP Admin dashboard here:

    https://jillsbooks.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php

    See if that makes a difference in how long it takes for the slider to refresh and let me know.

    #124256
    jillsbooks
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks, Kathryn, I’ll give it a try!

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