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Wordpress Blog - Basic Question

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by jj1, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. #1
    I have started a Wordpress blog my blog and want to have the recent blog posts in a list down the right hand column.

    How do you do this? I'm sure it's really simple when you know how - at the moment, the system gives a drop down list with the month and then you have to click the month to get posts for that month.
    SEMrush
    I feel a list of recent posts down the side would help spread link juice throughout the site.
     
    jj1, Feb 23, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. geester1

    geester1 Well-Known Member

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    I think you might want to checkout some widgets, these allow you to do all sorts of things like this.
     
    geester1, Feb 23, 2010 IP
  3. jj1

    jj1 Active Member

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    geester1 - many thanks. Sorry for such a noobie question re wordpress, but how do you go about getting the right Wordpress widget? - You can gather I've scarely used wordpress other than just a really basic blog!!
     
    jj1, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    bunbunx2 Peon

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    i think most recent posts widget can do the job..
     
    bunbunx2, Feb 24, 2010 IP
  5. martinglover

    martinglover Active Member

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    Go to Appearance > Widgets > and there you should have a recent posts widget option. It will depend on the theme you are using though as some do not allow widgets.
     
    martinglover, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    expertofexperts Active Member

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    Yes, in WP there is an inbuilt functionality where you can choose to use recent blog posts in the sidebars. Better check your admin panel and you will find many more useful tools and widgets.
     
    expertofexperts, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    You need to go to the administrative panel, and check out the widgets, as has been stated already. However, different themes offer different levels of customization. Play around with a few themes if you can't get yours to your liking. One of the most customizable is Athualpa (or something like that, I can't spell it off hand)
     
    DF200, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    DomainDomain Active Member

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    This will allow you to show your recent posts, from a specific category and offset the displayed list from you home page. Put this code into your sidebar.php in theme editor.

    <ul>
     <?php
     global $post;
     $myposts = get_posts('numberposts=5&offset=1&category=1');
     foreach($myposts as $post) :
       setup_postdata($post);
     ?>
        <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
     <?php endforeach; ?>
     </ul> 
    
    PHP:
    HTH
    DD
     
    DomainDomain, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    jj1 Active Member

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    Many thanks all for your help - martinglover -
    just the info I needed, now got it working! Easy when you know how. DomainDomain - keeping your tips for future use.
     
    jj1, Feb 26, 2010 IP