Oxygen theme: secondary post location

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  • #1194312

    tekg1rl
    Member

    Hi there. I’ve searched all of the documentation and threads about this theme and cannot find an answer on this.

    Unlike many users, I have managed to set up the featured slider and primary and secondary menus without a problem. And i’m aware that there is a difference between the .com and .org versions. And in the .com version, there is no ‘location’ option in the ‘screen options’ tab.

    I am using .com.

    So bearing all this in mind, does that mean that secondary posts, those that are not featured and do not have an image, which in the demo screen (on the ailenwp site and therefore not geared to .com) appear towards the bottom of the screen, can’t be used if the blog is on .com?

    I would like to be able to use the secondary posts area as well as featured posts but because there is no ‘location’ box, I can’t find how I make a post appear in this area? The template has the ‘more articles’ header which suggests it is possible, I just can’t figure out how.

    Someone please help!

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

    #1194458

    timethief
    Member

    The slider can display up to 6 posts and your recent non-sticky posts should show in the “recent articles” and “more articles” sections automatically. You cannot post directly under either or those. The software automatically display your posts there.

    In Oxygen, there is no way to show posts in both the post slider (Showcase Page template) and the Recent Articles area. It’s been designed to not to have duplicated posts on the page. Also note there is no option to display more than three Recent Articles on the Showcase Page template.

    #1194464

    tekg1rl
    Member

    Thanks. So does that mean that items will only move into the ‘more articles’ area once they’ve been pushed out of ‘recent articles’ by new posts?

    I have an article that I did not want to attach an image to, and therefore wanted to populate in the ‘more articles’ section rather than the recent/featured articles area. All the documentation says that featured and recent posts are essentially the same, it just depends whether you have marked it as sticky or not – so sticky goes into the slider and anything else with a featured image goes into ‘recent articles’.

    I’m not sure why the theme would offer me the option of ‘more articles’ if there wasn’t a way to post something to that area?

    #1194469

    timethief
    Member
    #1194475

    tekg1rl
    Member

    Thank you. That answers it – but has raised another question which i’ve posted on that thread :)

    #1194476

    timethief
    Member

    I have been searching for you but feel free to click this link and do that yourself https://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/oxygen

    #1194494

    justpi
    Member

    I’m not sure why the theme would offer me the option of ‘more articles’ if there wasn’t a way to post something to that area?

    It’s not an “option”. It’s a section, and it’s based on chronological order. Just as you said: “items will only move into the ‘more articles’ area once they’ve been pushed out of ‘recent articles’ by new posts”.

    so sticky goes into the slider and anything else with a featured image goes into ‘recent articles’.
    Not exactly:
    1) Only 3 posts go into ‘recent articles’;
    2) Sticky with a featured image that isn’t large enough doesn’t go anywhere.

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