Feature Article Page

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    I really want a static front page that I can choose 3 or so articles to feature. I was thinking of having a page-wide photo with a link to that article, and below it two more half-page wide photos with links to those articles. And I would like the flexibility to switch the feature articles pretty consistently.

    How can I do this? My theme is pilcrow. This is for http://profootballgolden.com/

    The blog I need help with is profootballgolden.com.



    Hi there,

    I’m afraid the Pilcrow theme doesn’t have the built-in ability to display featured articles the way you described. However, you can create a static front page and then, inside that page, manually add photos with links to your chosen featured articles. Each time you want to change the featured articles, you would edit the links and photos inside the static page. I hope this helps, and let me know if I can provide further assistance.



    In alternative to what michiecat said, I think this could be doable using the display-posts shortcode. This shortcode serves to list the posts you want to display, in various ways, and, dynamically–automatically “updated”, you don’t have to worry. In that case, how would it work:

    • As you want to flexibly change between articles, I think instead of using the ID to filter, using specific tags would be better, one for each (“featured1”, “featured2”, “featured3”). That way you won’t have to change the shortcode, just assign the tag to a different post instead.
    • So you’ll have 3 shortcodes, each filtering a different tag, each one displaying a single post (each tag assigned solely to one post at a time).
    • As you want the posts’ featured images to be displayed and not their title, you’ll also have to customize the shortcode in that way.
    • Concerning the size of the images, you’ll have to customize yet again the shortcode to make their size full. In the case of the half-width images, I think maybe the best approach is to wrap them in 50% width divs (shortcodes inside the div tags).

    However, I haven’t tried it. What do you reckon about this, michiecat?

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