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May 29, 2019 at 12:49 pm #914733Judi
I’d like my home page to look like a landing page/sale funnel and have a separate page for masonry listing of blog posts. I’ve found documentation in support that indicates using a blog template (in page attributes). I do not have a templates dropdown field. How can I accomplish this separate blog page?May 29, 2019 at 12:59 pm #914744LeoStaffCustomer Support
Not exactly sure if I understand.
Sounds like you just need a static front page and a separate posts page?
Then you can use the customizer settings to make it masonry:
Let me know if this helps 🙂May 29, 2019 at 1:05 pm #914749Judi
I’m sorry that I wasn’t clear in my explanation. Yes, the front page will be static and I will set the Posts page to the page that I want to create. Below are examples of the layout that I would like to use, if possible. (Sorry that I didn’t include them in my first message.)
Front Static Page https://www.businessboutique.com/
Posts Page https://www.businessboutique.com/articles/May 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm #914755LeoStaffCustomer Support
So what specific issues are you running into?
Let me know 🙂May 29, 2019 at 1:19 pm #914763Judi
I think I figured it out. I needed to use the shortcode ( [wp_show_posts id=”790″] ) to pull in the posts. (I only have 1 post right now. So I’m not sure if it is correct.) How can I customize it so each post has a shadow effect like on this page: https://www.businessboutique.com/articles/?May 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm #914833LeoStaffCustomer Support
Hmm if you only want to display blog posts on one page?
Why not just using the posts page instead of WP Show Posts?
Am I missing something here?May 29, 2019 at 4:08 pm #914854Judi
What/where is the postings page?
(I apologize. I haven’t used WP and GP for years. Things have changed.)May 30, 2019 at 5:09 am #915173DavidStaffCustomer Support
the setting to choose a page as your blog is in Dashboard > Settings > Reading.May 30, 2019 at 7:59 am #915423Judi
Hi David. I understand where to set the page for my Posts page.
Maybe I’m making this more complicated than it needs to be. Let me rephrase what I need:
I want to have a static Front Page and a separate page for Posts. What is the best way to create the posts page? I want to create a posts page that uses masonry-style list (versus the old single column, descending order style). I have never created a Posts page.
I’ve referred to the GeneratePress documentation. It doesn’t give definitive instructions.
Or maybe this is not specific to GP and I need to look at WordPress’ documentation?May 30, 2019 at 8:58 am #915497LeoStaffCustomer Support
Simply create a new page with the name Blog (or whatever you want), then assign that page to be the posts page under the settings we’ve mentioned:
And yes this is handled by WordPress 🙂
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