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

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GitHub Gist

xtras / blog / summary

 

Design Notes

The template is driven by the following arguments.

orderby

The is how the blog posts will be sorted. The default is “date”. Other choices include the following.

  • none – No order
  • ID – Order by post id. Note the capitalization
  • author – Order by author
  • title – Order by post title
  • name – Order by post name (ie. post slug)
  • modified – Order by last modified date
  • rand – Random order

 

order
  • ASC – ascending order from lowest to highest values (1, 2, 3; a, b, c)
  • DESC – descending order from highest to lowest values (3, 2, 1; c, b, a)

 

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

 

cnt

Number of posts to display. Default is 5.

 

xclude

Category IDs to exclude. The easiest method to discover a category id is to select the category tool from the admin menu and then highlight the category in question. The number will be displayed at the bottom of the screen as “tag_ID=”. Multiple IDs can be entered separated by commas. Blank for none.

 

category(s)

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

 

demonstration

 

Editor View

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design is important

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Blog Summary

Shortcode Options

  • orderby = “date”
  • order = “desc”
  • fmt = 0
  • cnt = 4
  • xclude = ” “

Category(s)

  • studio

 

Web View

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design is important

 

Blog Summary

Shortcode Options

  • orderby = “date”
  • order = “desc”
  • fmt = 0
  • cnt = 4
  • xclude = ” “

Category(s)

  • studio

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