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Altering "Posts" page (after you've made it a sub-page)

  1. angelnorelation
    Member

    So I'm currently using wordpress.com as my website in general, but I wanted to add a blog to it. I have created a "Blog" page, and in the settings I've already changed it so that my home page is a static page and my posts are added to the blog page.

    Here's my website:

    http://angelnorelation.com

    But, check out the blog page:

    http://angelnorelation.com/blog/

    The formatting is wrong. I assumed that if I added my posts to a different page, they'd come out looking just as if I had added them to the front page. However, here I'm seeing a widget overload. There's a widget on the left sidebar with my categories, which I don't want displayed. The Twitter widget on my right sidebar is not ideal, either. (I'd wanted a sidebar for displaying my tags there, but I haven't even gotten around to that.) And at the top, I have "This is the home page widget area. You can use this space to add an introductory message to your blog with a Text Widget or add any other widget here." Except I neither want a widget there, nor can seem to figure out how to add one, remove one, or change the text on this page. Simply going into Pages > Edit isn't doing the trick.

    So does anyone know how I'd fix this?

    Thanks in advance!

    The blog I need help with is angelnorelation.com.

  2. angelnorelation
    Member

    Also to be more clear, what I mean is, I want my blog to look like it does when I click on an individual entry:

    http://angelnorelation.com/2010/07/29/first-post-take-a-screencap/

    ...except just with like, the last 5 posts or something in a row there. That's a good layout.

  3. Afraid you're in the wrong forum and need to be at WordPress.ORG instead. See the sticky at the top of the forum page for details on the differences. We won't be able to help you here.

  4. panaghiotisadam
    Member

  5. Hang on: how did you get a URL like /blog? Staff have always said those were unobtainable at WordPress.com, so I didn't even check the blog!

  6. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    @rain: it's just a static page turned to "posts page".

  7. angelnorelation
    Member

    Yeah, that's exactly what it is. I am in fact hosting it through .com, I just bought the domain. My /about page is my static front page; I changed /blog, which I just created as a regular page, into the page with my posts on it.

    And thanks for the link! I can't seem to figure out if there's any way at all to remove the widgets, though. I mean on the page you linked it says that the widgets are controlled by the "homepage top right" thing, which I had actually never noticed until now, but it doesn't seem to offer some way to remove that text if there are no widgets in it. Is it possible to do that, or will I just have to suck it up and insert a widget? Even if I add a "text" widget and just don't insert text, I get a weird blank space.

    It's just in all it seems like such a busy blog page, what with three columns and an additional header at the top. I guess I'm just confused why I can't hack it down to just two like I can on all of my static pages. It doesn't seem right, since I don't think I've seen everything with my theme married to having three columns in the page used for new posts. It doesn't seem like it's all necessary and I can't imagine it being the standard on WordPress, but at this point if I can't change it I guess I'm stuck with it because my blog is secondary to the rest of the things on the site. It just seems bizarre that on all other pages I can remove columns altogether and use the full width, and here for some reason I'm stuck with three.

  8. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    Sorry, that's the way the theme is designed: 3 columns in main posts page and archive pages. And the "weird blank space" is for the featured image of the latest featured post. You can't get rid of either unless you buy the CSS upgrade.

  9. angelnorelation
    Member

    Ahhh, oh well. I guess I'm stuck with it until the day I decide to figure out CSS. Thanks anyway! I did, after this, find that article you wrote about the widget/no widget thing, so at least I can get the weird "you should put widgets here!" text gone. That was my top concern. I'm sure it'll look less weird once I do the featured image thing.

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