The Blog Summary

Want to add a summary of blog content to a static front page to entice visitors to explore your site? The blog summary template is the Xidipity solution for this need.

The blog summary template is a great way to create a compelling static front page. Just as a quick overview, a static front page is created as follows.

 

  • Create a page to be used as the front page
  • Create a page to be used for the blog summary
  • Goto “setting > reading” and configure the “Your homepage displays” setting

 

This template was used in conjunction with the Smart Slider 3 plugin to create the static front page of My Google Site

 

Template

 


GitHub Gist

xtras / blog / summary


 

Design Notes

 

Arguments

orderby

The column used to sort database results.

 

See dictionary for additional information.

 

order

Designates the order of the ‘orderby’ argument.

 

See dictionary for additional information.

 

fmt
  1. display featured image left
  2. display featured image center
  3. display featured image right

 

cnt

Number of posts to display. Default is 4.

 

filter
  1. Search includes the specified categories. (default)
  2. Search excludes the specified categories.

 

If the category is inclusive that is to say only include post which are assigned to the category. Exclusive are posts which are not assigned to the category. Think of exclusive as “everything but”.

 

category(s)

The category names to include or exclude. Multiple names can be entered separated by commas. Blank for all.

 

demonstration

 

Editor View

 

  design is important

 


Blog Summary

Template Options

  • orderby = ‘date’
  • order = ‘desc’
  • fmt = 0
  • cnt = 4
  • filter = 0

Category(s)

  • studio


 

Web View

 

  design is important

 


Blog Summary

Template Options

  • orderby = ‘date’
  • order = ‘desc’
  • fmt = 0
  • cnt = 4
  • filter = 0

Category(s)

  • studio

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