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Subdomain based WPMU with a different index page (35 posts)

  1. Synternet Strategies
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    >>What about the actual text in the default post? That is editable within WordPress, not the theme.<<

    Hadn't thought of that. I just assumed the system presented posts chronologically with the latest one first. But then I am a Wordpress newbie.

    >>And have you look at standard Wordpress themes that have theme options? Seriously, Dreamweaver is not the way to go here. <<

    I love Dreamweaver and have been using it exclusively for over five years now. I only work in code view and it provides plenty of tools for working with CSS, finding and searching for bits of code within a site, etc. plus streamlines the ftp process. What programs do you use, if I may ask?

  2. tmoorewp
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Just a note here, Synternet: with WordPress MU, you create one theme and share it among as many sub-sites as you want. If you need to update that theme's header, you update one file and it goes out to all of your sub-sites. Once your theme is in place, you don't have to use any tools to maintain content other than WordPress itself. To make changes to the theme, you really don't need much more than a basic text editor (I use BBEdit on the Mac and nano on Linux).

    Also, posts and pages in WordPress MU are not shared. So if you have two sub-sites, they would have separate posts/pages. You can of course cross post (using third party products) to all of your sub-sites, but WordPress MU is developed so that you can manage multiple distinct sites with one software installation.

    If you want to check out some sites doing this, look at the WordPress Showcase.

  3. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    "I just assumed the system presented posts chronologically with the latest one first. "

    Yes it does. but the posts are not stored in the theme files. Users update the posts from the backend of wordpress.

    "I only work in code view and it provides plenty of tools for working with CSS, finding and searching for bits of code within a site, etc. plus streamlines the ftp process. What programs do you use, if I may ask? "

    ssh a lot of the time. General text editors in linux. And only if I am writing / editing plugisn and themes.

    If I'm updating the content on any WP site, I log in to the backend of wordpress.

  4. Synternet Strategies
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Me >>"I just assumed the system presented posts chronologically with the latest one first. "<<

    Andrea >>Yes it does. but the posts are not stored in the theme files. Users update the posts from the backend of wordpress.<<

    Thank you, I did know that much. What I don't get is how you can set up a "default" post that only appears on the index page and does not scroll down as other post are added. The only thing I can find is an option for "Stick this post to the front page." Is that how it's created?

    Thanks for your patience.

  5. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    "What I don't get is how you can set up a "default" post that only appears on the index page and does not scroll down as other post are added. The only thing I can find is an option for "Stick this post to the front page." Is that how it's created?"

    Yes.

    http://www.nathanrice.net/blog/definitive-sticky-posts-guide-for-wordpress-27/

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