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Displaying one post on static front page

  1. Hi everyone,

    I am currently developing a site where I have 3 columns with two being static content and the last displaying a snippet of the latest post. I am developing locally but cannot get the post snippet to show. The two static columns show fine and I am really tearing my hair out figuring out why. Despite searching the forum I have not yet found the answer but am sorry if I am being a bit thick in any respect. My code so far is:

    <?php if(have_posts()) : ?>
    
    	<div id='front_content'>
    		<?php while(have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> 
    
    		<?php the_content(); ?>
    
    	<?php endwhile; ?>
    
    	<?php
    		$recentBlog = new WP_Query();
    		$recentBlog->query('showposts=1');
    		while($recentBlog->have_posts()) : $recentBlog->the_post();
    	?>
    
    	<div class="front_columns">
    		<h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
    		<p><?php the_content_rss('read more', false, ' ' , 35); ?></p>
    
    		<span><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>">read more …</a></span>
    
    	</div><!-- end front_columns-->
        <br class="dirtyLittleTrick" />
    	<?php endwhile; ?>
    	<?php else: ?>
    	<h2>Sorry we couldn't find  what you were looking for</h2>
    
    <?php endif; ?>

    If there is anymore information needed I will check back shortly. Much thanks in advance, being a bit of a newbe to WordPress I'm sure the answer is obvious to most.
    Many Thanks
    Paul

  2. Afraid you are in the wrong forum. We can't touch the php here; you need to be over at WordPress.ORG instead for answers that will apply to your blog.

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