Blog Page Doesn't Display Posts
October 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm #2925
I am very pleased with the way this theme looks at my friend’s new site: http://readingforbrightminds.com/
However, the Blog page does not display the posts… nor the header image, for that matter.
I set up separate home and blog pages under Settings / Reading. I also specified Blog as the blog page in the Theme Options.
I tried to switch the permalinks from postname back to default, but that messed the menu up, and I don’t know how to fix it.
I just installed this site on a friend’s GoDaddy hosting account, which has a long host name, not the localhost I have in wp-config.php on my server account.
I sure hope you can suggest a fix, because this theme fits my friend’s requirements very nicely.
LaneOctober 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm #2928
I just installed a fresh WordPress site in a test folder on my own “localhost” hosting account. No extra plugins installed, default permalinks.
The blog page was still broken.
When I came to make this post, I saw that version 2.0 had been released. I installed it, but it didn’t fix the problem.
LaneOctober 18, 2012 at 7:35 am #2938
Do you still use that Settings> Reading setting for the blog page? Did you use it from the very begining ? Because that is not necessaryOctober 18, 2012 at 11:38 am #2948
Thanks for the reply, Gabi! Yes, I used the Settings / Reading for the blog page at the beginning. Since you raised the issue, I just now changed that setting back to “Select” to disable the setting. It had the good effect of now displaying the header image. Regretfully, the blog posts are still not displayed.
The above is true at both sites using SimpleCorp.
LaneOctober 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm #2952
Here’s a bit of the source on the blog page:
<!– content –>
<article id=”post-94” class=”post-94 page type-page status-publish hentry clearfix” role=”article“>
<div class=”page-body clearfix“>
</div> <!– end article section –>
<div class=”one-fourth last“>
<aside>October 19, 2012 at 10:02 am #3011
Pls post a link so we can see the issue in action.October 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm #3015October 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm #3018
I just had a thought: Does it matter whether or not the Blog template is used? And if so, should it be used for the Blog page or the individual blog posts or both?
LaneOctober 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm #3019
I simply dont know what to say, i tried and tested it on our demo with various settings but all went fine. The posts should just be added standard way, with categories etc… honestly dont know what to say. Can’t say anything more without knowing exactly what is under your Admin. If you activate TwentyEleven theme do you see the posts ok ?October 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm #3020
Omigosh! I’m too quick to blame theme developers for strange behavior. With TwentyEleven there are no blog posts at http://readingforbrightminds.com/
Could it be a bug in WP 3.4.2? I’ll google and see if anything turns up.
This is not good, but I’m very glad to learn there’s nothing wrong with your theme. I assume SimpleCorp would not make a change that would be persistent when a different theme is used. I guess the only way to know it to set up another site with TwentyEleven to start and see if the blog posts show up as they should.
Thank you for staying with me on this. The static-front-page-separate-blog-page is a very important function.
LaneOctober 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm #3021
Hold on! I wrote too soon. I’m back to it being a theme problem again.
I decided to check to be sure the blog posts would show up on the home page in the default setting, so I went to Settings / Reading. I discovered there was no page specified for the blog posts! That explains why they weren’t showing up.
So I made the Reading setting correct and checked the Blog page again. The posts were there. I remember now I needed to do that to get the Blog page to display correctly with SimpleCorp… except for the posts not showing up.
I then switched to the SimpleCorp theme, and the posts are not there.
I’ve created an administrator user for you at http://www.drlanelester.com/lea/ , if you want to take a look. un = gschiopu pw = gschiopu I’ll take the site down as soon as testing is over.
LaneOctober 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm #3045
Did you ever figure this out I am having the exact same problem.October 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm #3047
sulla, I wouldn’t wish bad things on anyone, but your having the same problem may mean it’s not something I messed up. Hopefully, someone will come up with a solution. I only know enough PHP to be dangerous.
LaneOctober 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm #3161
Yap. Same prob. with my blog.October 23, 2012 at 7:26 am #3189
If you want to have the blog posts default on the homepage you dont need to do any settings in Admin, but just replace/remove home.php file from the theme. Forget about setting up frontpages or blog pages from Admin>Settings.
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