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layout / pagetemplate question

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  • Started 11 years ago by n8w
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  1. n8w

    for my home page I would like to create a loop that displays the last 10 posts from the category "frontpage" to display a thumbnail, title, author_name, date, short description and link to the post


    I would like to do this with my child theme so as thematic changes I don't break anything.

    What is the proper way to do this?


    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. Hi-

    You could set your frontpage to a page with a custom template that implements a loop like you mention or try the suggestions in this thread:

    As for the thumbnailing there a million tutorials out there for using custom fields for post thumbnails. But I suggest taking a look at the nightly builds of WP 2.9. It introduces the template tag;
    <?php the_post_image(); ?>
    Post thumbnails will be built into the post edit page gui. The 2.9 beta is on track for Oct 09.


    Posted 11 years ago #
  3. n8w

    Hey Thanks Em .. this is awesome information .. thanks for pointing me in the right direction

    Posted 11 years ago #

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