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Other Template or Layout for the the default blog page

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  • #8504
    Slobodan
    Participant

    Hi

    This is my first post and before going with the question just to say I like the framework and that’s the reason I bought it two days ago :). Great job.

    I’m playing around with the framework and I noticed that I cannot change the Blog page layout once you set that page as a Posts Page from the Settings >> Reading, while setting the Home page as a Front Page.

    I understand I can manipulate the home page if I chose it to show latest posts. From Theme Options I can apply custom layouts to a home page and set a grid option if I wish so.

    But once I set the front page to show a static page I cannot anymore manipulate the layout of the page I set to display posts. It can only be shown as post list no matter which template I chose or sidebar layout. It will always display lists posts and sidebar on the right, even if I set Post Grid and Sidebar Left or Double Sidebar.

    Am I missing something or this is purposely?

    Thanks.

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  • #8510
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    Thanks, glad to hear you’re liking the framework!

    If you want to use a custom layout for this, you just need to ditch the traditional WordPress “posts page”. Don’t set anything for a posts page under Settings > Reading. And instead, just create a static page, apply your custom layout to it, and link to it; this will be your “Blog” or whatever you want to call it. Make sense?

    But once I set the front page to show a static page I cannot anymore manipulate the layout of the page I set to display posts. It can only be shown as post list no matter which template I chose or sidebar layout. It will always display lists posts and sidebar on the right, even if I set Post Grid and Sidebar Left or Double Sidebar.

    This is because in WordPress, your “posts page” is your “home” page. When you set a “posts page” you’re telling WordPress you want that page to be replaced with what it internally sees as the traditional blog homepage. And as a result of this, WordPress completely abandons anything that has to do with that page — Page template, Page title, Page settings, etc — it all becomes irrelevant as WordPress modifies the main query and thus uses your theme’s homepage file.

    #8511
    Slobodan
    Participant

    Yeap, all resolved by removing the Posts page from the reading settings. Thanks!

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