[wp-docs] Codex page needs to be rewritten
andrea at ronandandrea.com
Mon Aug 17 14:58:10 UTC 2009
Frankie Roberto wrote:
> The final circumstance is where you want to display the most recent n
> posts on the front page, but you also want to have a few paragraphs of
> intro text at the top. For this, the ideal would be to use a Wordpress
> page to hold the intro text, and then display the n posts beneath (with
> the number based on the setting in options-reading.php). However,
> because The Loop only displays the page content OR the posts, the only
> way to achieve this (that I can find) is to create a new named template,
> associate that with the page that's being used as the front page, and
> then manually define a get_posts() function call within the template to
> retrieve the most recent posts.
And this is what you would put in home.php. It's an either/or situation:
you can use the drop-down option and pick a page, or you can use
something specially coded in the form of home.php.
Making a special page template, then setting that page as the home via
the drop-down accomplishes the same thing, but in more steps. One is
geared to more novice users.
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