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Can i do a category my home page?

  1. I would like to hide some posts from the Home page, because some of them are in their correspondent category, sometimes it looks redundant. But i don't want to have a static page as a home page, because I like the home page to be like a "news" page and dynamic.
    I could do a category to put in here what I want to be my home page, but I cant see a way to link it as a home page.

    I hope you understand me.

    P.d.: maybe there is a work around to do something like this.

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is saulbarreto.com.

  2. Saulbarreto
    interesting question; most people are looking to feature posts, not hide them, but...

    This may be unconventional and even a not-best-practice but if you manipulate the dates of your posts - that is make the ones you want to hide the oldest - that could force posts out of view.

    Cheers!

  3. ty bobbol for your idea, but it only makes going down in the list and I want them to have the correct date.
    What could be a nice feature is to have another post page, that could be another than the main one and the ability to set as home page . It seems simple, but I'm looking for it every where and cant find an easy solution.
    I hope our wordpress masters, have a solution for this or as I said a work around that works in the same way.

    Thank you!

  4. What could be a nice feature is to have another post page, that could be another than the main one and the ability to set as home page .

    (1) There is only one page we can post to in any blog and
    (2) The static pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ we create do not automatically update.

    Only the dynamic pages like Archives, Categories and Tags created by the software when we publish a post will update automatically update with new posts.

    By default the front page of the blog is the post that displays all posts in your blog. Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts (not pages) http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize posts by assigning categories to them. You can create a custom menu and add the dynamic categories pages into the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-creating-sub-menus

    We can also add other items into a custom menu like static Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-pages but as I said above no static Pages will ever automatically update.

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and there are some tweaks you can use to improve your custom menu as well.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    re: static front page
    When you want to have a static front page then you need to create two pages. The first one will be the front page and the second one is for published posts to display on. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

    After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  5. blog is the post = blog is the page

  6. Ty very much timethief for your explanation. I think its hard to explain for me, (cause of my english) but I'm not trying to post in more than in one post page. Trust me that I understand what you explained.
    I only want to do a category from all the posts that could be the main page. I don't want to show all the posts when someone join in my site, but I would like to select which of those posts is going to see. Hope that make sense.

    Thanks.

  7. All published posts can be displayed on the front page of the blog if you enable infinite scroll. http://en.support.wordpress.com/infinite-scroll/ However, there is no such thing as having only a single category of published posts display on the front page of the blog and not have the posts assigned to other categories display there too.

  8. Yes, thank you very much timethief for your help.
    For now I'm going to limit the posts range allowed to see in my home page and change the dates as bobbol said.

  9. You're welcome.

  10. The previous replies seem to overlook that you posted in the CSS forum. Since you have the Custom Design upgrade, it's very easy to make your homepage display only one category of posts. Suppose you file these posts under a category named "news". After you set the blog front to display your latest posts instead of a static page, you'll simply add this in the CSS editor:

    .home article {
        display: none;
    }
    .home article.category-news {
        display: block;
    }
  11. Omg! justpi! where was you? :)

    I was waiting for you!.... :D here praying for an answer like this!

    I did change all my home page to static, because I couldn't find anything like this on internet. Now I have to change it back , cause you gave me the solution that I want. This way it is really easy to organize, by category, and put the post where ever I want.

    Thank you very much CSS master!

  12. You're welcome!

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