the sticky post has vanished from the blog

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  • #1143752

    jumeirajames
    Member

    I made a sticky post – it appeared OK. Now it’s disappeared.

    I’ve rebooted WordPress, refreshed the post and the blog. I’ve double checked the settings – it’s ‘sticky’ and available for anyone to view.

    The post is called ‘iNation Promotional Video’. It’s shown on the sidebar but it doesn’t appear on the blog.

    It’s my ‘front window’ – help!

    The blog I need help with is i-nation.me.

    #1143974

    jenia
    Member

    I can see that post on your homepage, screenshot: http://cl.ly/image/2S1w0v2B0X3l

    Are you still having trouble with this or are you all set?

    #1143982

    jumeirajames
    Member

    Thanks for the reply.
    I fixed it by deleting the ‘front page’. The question now is – where the hell was the front page?

    #1144016

    jenia
    Member

    I don’t see a record of deleted pages on your blog. Do you mean you deleted a blog post? (I can see several deleted posts.)

    Does the blog look now the way you wanted it to look? It sounds like you were trying to set a static front page. We have a support article on how to do it here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    Please do let me know if you need any further assistance.

    #1144017

    jumeirajames
    Member

    When I pinned the blog it disappeared and when unpinned it reappeared. I looked through the settings and found there was a ‘front page’ so i unclicked it and the blog appeared again.

    But i could never see a front page. Don’t know where it is.

    I looked at your link and with time I could sort it out – but do i want people to have to navigate through a front page to see my blog?

    I have another blog that was set up just to showcase my book but I can’t get the formatting to work as per the example shown on the format page (Hero Theme). That would be the one that needs a static front page with links to other pages.

    From my view – formatting the themes is enormously difficult. As for using advanced tricks to ‘get the blog exactly as you want’ is impossible for non-geeks. Even the terminology defeats me.

    I suspect that the site could make a lot more money if people knew what to do – I’m not price sensitive for a start.
    The Hero Theme showed a large picture at the top then 3 columns below it – I wanted to have a main picture then 3 columns under with pictures and tex below. I spent (say) 6 hours trying to do that but it goes in a loop where you are directed back to instructions, then the dashboard. It was a frustrating 6 hours with nothing to show for it.
    I want to put that page’s URL on a business card but I can’t do it until it works.

    I reckon there’s lots of people the same as me.I hope this is useful feedback by an actual user of the site who needs it to work.

    #1144018

    jenia
    Member

    The video on the home page now seems to be showing properly for you. I see that you’ve set the post type to “Video” and then made it sticky, as described in the Sundance instructions: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/sundance/

    So that seems to be working fine for you — can I help with anything else regarding the Sundance theme? I am still curious where you were setting the front page — was it under Settings > Reading, or somewhere else? As for making a static front page, that’s entirely your call. Some people want a blog with regularly updated content, while others prefer to have static pages (more of a website than a blog).

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I’m going to take a look at your Hero question and see if I can help.

    #1144019

    jenia
    Member

    And here are some tips for your Hero blog in case you don’t see my reply on the other thread: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-get-my-blog-to-look-like-the-hero-one-its-supposed-to

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