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I do not have a custom WP Query on blog pages.
Then you can’t achieve what you want..

That’s what I thought :)

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I do not have a custom WP Query on blog pages.
Then you can’t achieve what you want..
That’s what I thought :)

Is there anything keeping you from using a custom query?

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I guess that’s what I’ll do in the end. I just don’t like the extra code, which may seem confusing for the buyer.

BTW , have you got theme update notification working?: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/simple-theme-update-class-using-envato-api/73278

I couldn’t make it work.

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I guess that’s what I’ll do in the end. I just don’t like the extra code, which may seem confusing for the buyer.

BTW , have you got theme update notification working?: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/simple-theme-update-class-using-envato-api/73278

I couldn’t make it work.

Yes, i got it working.

1. To test the update you have to uncomment the commented line for testing..

2. For a real test you’ll need a real buyer’s API & username

3. It doesn’t work on MultiSite

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Thanks, got it working :)

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Hi,

Why you do not create a shortcode for Blog (also Portfolio). Also you can add unlimited blogs and portfolios anywhere.

Ex. [blog cat=”4” layout=”modern” count=”10” pagenavi=”on” tags=”on” etc…]

It is not quick solution, maybe you can do it next one :)

That’s seems like a quite heavy solution for me.

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Hi,

Why you do not create a shortcode for Blog (also Portfolio). Also you can add unlimited blogs and portfolios anywhere.

Ex. [blog cat=”4” layout=”modern” count=”10” pagenavi=”on” tags=”on” etc…]

It is not quick solution, maybe you can do it next one :)
That’s seems like a quite heavy solution for me.

Yeah i agree. but you know buyers requests and buyers want to add multiple blogs. and i think we can do it quickly via shortcodes. if you have different idea, share with us ;) in my opinion just one blog is not a good idea. why not flexible ?

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Hi,

Why you do not create a shortcode for Blog (also Portfolio). Also you can add unlimited blogs and portfolios anywhere.

Ex. [blog cat=”4” layout=”modern” count=”10” pagenavi=”on” tags=”on” etc…]

It is not quick solution, maybe you can do it next one :)
That’s seems like a quite heavy solution for me.
Yeah i agree. but you know buyers requests and buyers want to add multiple blogs. and i think we can do it quickly via shortcodes. if you have different idea, share with us ;) in my opinion just one blog is not a good idea. why not flexible ?

Unless you have a shortcode generator with everything in there for the user just to choose what he wants it’s gonna be a bit hard to manage all those options.

So, the solution…

Custom blog template + WordPress custom fields.

But letting them use the WP custom fields management wouldn’t be easy (pretty much as hard as using the shortcode) so you’ll need a custom metabox with all the options in there in a nice form (and not something like a text input for the categories, but categories with checkboxes so the user can choose it easily).

It would be a bit more work but it makes it very easy for customers.

turkhitbox

Don’t run away from custom queries.

And use a custom page template for the blog, The “Front page displays -> Your latest posts” was needed back when WP was for blogs only, now that it’s more like a CMS that option is a bit unnecessary, but it has to stay because it’ll break a lot of themes if it’s gone.

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