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  • #251697
    Phil

    Good Afternoon.

    I came across GeneratePress and felt like I won the lottery! It’s great and easy to use for a technophobe like me. Thank you for putting so much thought into the product. And, the knowledge base and videos are outstanding. I will be able to resolve a problem I’ve had later tonight. I have taken my website, warondiabetes.org, out of maintenance mode to allow readers to get the information they want/need.

    One issue:

    I would like to show my three most recent posts on a static Front Page. The idea is that they would appear in three or four ‘boxes’ or columns in one row and move from left to right as they are replaced with newer posts. Does this make any sense as I described it?

    As you answer, please know that I absolutely know nothing, so if you mention CSS code or something like it, please hold my had wand walk me through where it goes, etc.

    Thank you for your time and patience.
    Phil

    #251752
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Phil,

    Our Blog add-on allows you to display posts in columns – you can set that up in “Customize > Blog > Columns”.

    If you need the posts added to a static page (not your posts page/blog) so you can add other content to it, you might be interested in my WP Show Posts plugin: https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-show-posts/

    Glad you’re enjoying GP! ๐Ÿ™‚

    #251780
    Phil

    Tom,

    First, Merry Christmas. I hope you and your family have a great holiday.

    Second – thank you! I will give it a try in a day or two. I take it adding the posts to the front page will not allow them to change automatically? I just want them to move through in sequence as new ones are posted. If it can’t happen, the world will not end and the Sun will continue to shine.

    Also, I have the excerpt feature being used. The images on the excerpt are huge – not the thumbnail I was used to using. Is there a way to do that in GP? If not – again the world will not end. I can easily go back to the WP functionality just fine.

    GP is a great product…and thank you for your assistance.

    Phil

    #251817
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Thank you! You too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Whether you use your front page as your blog or use WP Show Posts, the posts will automatically update as you post new ones.

    In both GP and WP Show Posts you can choose your featured image size, and the excerpt length.

    #255603
    Phil

    Hi, Tom.

    Well, I’ve made some progress, I think. Still isn’t quite right, but getting closer. Biggest issues on the
    warondiabetes.org front page are:

    It’s the same post showing up on the front page. What am I not doing> I copied the same short code into the text editor, which I thought might do the trick. I am using WP Show Posts.

    There are two buttons and I only want one button,

    How can I resize a Youtube video to fit a 50% column and not fill too much height? Does that make sense?

    And, while the nav bar is above the image, it’s okay.

    Thanks,
    Phil

    #255816
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Phil,

    1. This might be a question for the WPSP forum over here: https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-show-posts/ – please include a screenshot of your post list in the back-end.

    2. It looks like you’re using Beaver Builder to add the buttons – I assume they have an option to add/remove the buttons?

    3. Where’s the YouTube video? Typically you need to do this to make videos responsive (and not keep their height): http://docs.generatepress.com/article/responsive-videos

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