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Twenty eleven ephemera not showing

  1. onlakevictoria
    Member

    Hey
    I have only two pages, posts page and info about me page. My posts page is the default home page that comes with the theme. On the posts page I would like to add twenty eleven ephemera so i can post asides etc rather than having to have full posts - also makes it look more interesting. I've pulled it into the side bar but it's not showing. Every other widget has been fine. I've even tried posting an aside but it just comes up as a main blog post which I don't want. What am I doing wrong?

    The blog I need help with is onlakevictoria.wordpress.com.

  2. At the mooment you've got no aside format posts, so the widget cannot show up. How exactly did you try to "post an aside"?

  3. On the posts page I would like to add twenty eleven ephemera so i can post asides etc rather than having to have full posts - also makes it look more interesting.

    Just to be clear an "Aside" is no an except from the text in an existing post. An aside is a post in the form of a post format that lacks a title and categories.

    Aside – These are brief snippets of text that aren’t quite whole blog posts. Useful for quick thoughts and anecdotes

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-formats/

  4. onlakevictoria
    Member

    Thanks for getting back to me

    When I posted an aside I chose the aside format for a comment I was making. I had assumed that because I had placed the widget under the footer area one, that details of it would appear there. Instead it just came up as a normal post and wasn't listed under the twenty twelve ephemera section. I've since taken it off as it wasn't what I wanted. I think I'm confused with how they will look visually on my page. Apart from length how should their appearance different from a normal blog post?

  5. If it "came up as a normal post and wasn't listed under the twenty twelve ephemera section" then you didn't set it as an Aside. If you select the aside format for a post, you'll see a link to it in the Ephemera widget, and the complete post will show up on the main posts page just like any other post, without a title and with the indication "Aside" instead.

    For more on how 2011 works see here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/workings-of-duster/

  6. onlakevictoria
    Member

    Great! That's much clearer. Thanks for your help and time! :0)

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