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The Morning After - Limit Featured Posts

  1. Thanks Lance. Alarmed by your response, I tried the theme in another blog, and I couldn't reproduce the issue either. So there must be something wrong with my tests blog, not the theme. Sorry for posting the above - will send a ticket later.

  2. No problem, thanks for your help testing the theme.

  3. I LOVE this theme, but I have 2 things I can't figure out:

    Is there a way to have only the Latest Post show in full format?

    The theme automatically puts Recent Posts and Pages in my sidebar. Can I take them off somehow?

  4. loveyouwrongtime
    Member

    Hey guys, thanks so much for this thread, very useful to maximise this new theme.

    @joliver and @aadduk - Thank you for sharing the idea of bulk sticky-ing posts - guess that is the only way right now to have more posts appear on the front page right? if there is any way to get more than one recent/more than the latest post to appear on the front page, that would be GREAT.

    @Lance - This theme is wonderful, almost exactly what I was looking for, thank you! If you would be able to update it or add another version just so we have the OPTION to display an X number of recent posts on the front page as well (while still keeping the "feature posts" and "aside posts"), I think everyone would love it. :)

    Right now, I think the only difficulty is when someone views the most recent post, if they do not see the 'previous post name' button/link hidden within all the internet ads, they will think your site only has one post and leave - not bothering to look for other posts.

    Please let me know if we can display more recent posts!

  5. Opinion: I like the idea of using "sticky" to bring forward and highlight older articles under the "latest post" of Morning After.

    I do not like the fixed link under the "latest post" that takes you off my blog with a link to similar posts on other WordPress blogs. (BAD, BAD!)

    Keith
    http://www.lodi360.com

  6. Also, concerning the TITLE for Morning After. It uses the blog "Title" as the virtual "HEADER". Other themes allow you to place key words in the "title" block for the search engines. Morning After forces you to keep it short with big horsey text that appears at the very top of the page.

  7. @Keith

    I do not like the fixed link under the "latest post" that takes you off my blog with a link to similar posts on other WordPress blogs. (BAD, BAD!)

    I pologize in advance if what I post does not apply to what you mean as I'm not clear on what you mean by this. Are your referring to "possibly related posts"? If so then you can disable that display here > Appearance > Extras
    __Hide related links on this blog, which means this blog won’t show up on other blogs or get traffic that way
    click "update extras"

    Maybe you are referring to tags or categories which appear depending on the theme at the top, bottom or side of your posts and direct all links to the wordpress.com global tagging pages. If so then the only way to stop that is to use the iNove theme where there are features you can enable to prevent the display, or to make your blog visibility private.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/global-tags/
    Note that the Categories and Tags widgets only direct to post found in your own blog.

    If I have missed the mark above, then please post the link you refer to so we can examine it and understand what you mean and where it is directing to.

  8. EDIT: "or to make" was meant to express that aside from switching to the iNove theme, the only other alternative is to make your blog visibility private.

  9. timethief,

    Take a look on my home page http://www.lodi360.com at the three theme links below the "latest post" post. They are "Continue Reading", "leave a comment", and "Advice". The "title/alt" tag hovering over the ADVICE link says "View all posts in Advice". One of my categories is, in fact, ADVICE. I expected this to open all articles under this category, but it links, instead, to WORDPRESS.com "advice" related posts. There should be a way to keep it local, but I'm not seeing it.

    Thanks,
    Keith

  10. I'm sorry but that's how tags and Categories operate here at wordpress.com. Only the links in Categories widgets and in Tags widgets direct to content in the blog.

    It's not unique to the theme you are using. On all themes except iNove when categories and tags are clicked at end of posts (or in some themes at the top of them or on the side) they all direct to the wordpress.com global tag pages as I explained above. This cannot be changed.

    The only 2 choices are:
    1. switch to the iNove theme where you will find features to suppress the display of categories and tags on posts;
    2. set your blog visibility to private.
    Reference link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/global-tags/

  11. timethief,

    I see ... but does "private visibility" mean that your blog is not viewable by anyone or does it mean the blog's tags are invisible???

    Keith

  12. This is what it means:
    2. I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors
    3. I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose
    See here for full explanations > http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

  13. @lodi360:
    TT is right. But if you really want it to disappear it, you can buy the CSS upgrade. That way, you can remove that lates_catageory component from your home page. I did that for my blog.

  14. @suto
    I did not know that we were allowed to use CSS editing to do that. Did you run that before Staff before you did itt, or not?

  15. OOPS! I typed your name wrong -- sorry duto. :(

  16. @TT:
    I do not know if it is forbidden to use. As far as I know, credit to the author of theme or wordpress.com that should not be removed. The warning from you, is something new for me.
    I am waiting for a response from staff. If it can not be done, of course I would not do that.

  17. @duto
    I have flagged this thread so Staff will respond to this issue and let us know if it is allowed or not allowed. No need for you to reply to me. :)

  18. Staff,
    Please clarify whether or not we are allowed to use CSS editing in this manner? See > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/the-morning-after-limit-featured-posts/page/2?replies=48#post-589763

  19. Apart from allowed or not, in my opinion, we use global tag or global category or not is a choice rather than necessity.

  20. I agree. While global tagging is great for propagation, it should be a choice ... like many other features that serve to "public-tize" or "private-tize" our blogs.

  21. The threads in the forum searchbox demonstrate that this matter has been discussed many times. When bloggers start a blog and have only a few posts they become passionate about this issue. However, mu observation is that once they thy build an archive on content they no longer are concerned about it.

    As for me I am a practical blogger - very sensible and usually non-emotional. Do I want my tags and category links appearing on the wordpress.com global tagging pages? Let's see. My blogs have page ranks of 5/10 and 4/10 respectively. The global tag page here http://wordpress.com/tags/ has a pagerank of 8/10. So so do I want those high page rank backlinks to my blog posts - you bet I do.

  22. timethief

    As I said ... good for propagation. But I run a "G" rated blog. The "global" link associated with my current "latest post" article linked this morning to a post with foul language using F*UCK. So do I want global links forced on me - you bet NOT!

  23. I hear you Keith and I'm not into foul language in blogs wither but please don't shoot the messenger re: existing policy or think Volunteers have anything to do with making or changing it. You can approach Staff directly using this link. :) http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  24. loveyouwrongtime
    Member

    I have to agree with Duto and Keith
    1) if we don't batch 'sticky' our posts then only one recent post is displayed on the front page
    2) it's tough that we can't use a widget like LinkWithin on WordPress.com to keep readers on our blog pages longer
    3) And furthermore to have any tags/categories listed to take a reader away from our blog.....

    Makes everything harder for a blogger :(

  25. maybe I'm missing a response, but as far as I know no-one seems to have a way to disable the 'pages' widget from automatically showing up in your sidebar, despite not appearing in the 'widgets' area in my dashboard...is this another theme-specific quirk or are there settings to change this?

  26. missmarianette
    Member

    I hadn't found that in my search, and it's exactly what I was looking for - thanks so much =)

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