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Is it possible to add a php block into the center where news is displayed (for example, after news).
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Depends on how dynamic you need the block to be. If you have static html that you would like to show above the featured article then use the static page plugin. There's an option to create a "frontpage" that can be displayed as a center block. You also have the flexibility to create a frontpage by topic. See this site for an example.

If you need a more dynamic block, one that executes php logic then there is no easy way. You would need to modify GL or create a "hack" to enable this functionality.

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Doesn't Static Pages 1.2 do this with its PHP authoring capability? I would think we should be able to call a phpblock function using that. Perhaps Tom could enlighten us on how?---L. Whitworth www.finiserv.com
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Yes, this is true however, there's a big misconception out there where people think they can stuff any php (including complete apps...such as phpBCool into the static page and it will work. IMO php static pages is not for the newbie...you need to have solid php skills and a deep understaning of GL in most cases.---Danny @ squatty.com
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Static pages 1.2 does not allow php with the frontpage hack. You would have to modify the front page hack for this to work. If you want to play with this see the index.php in the root of the staticpages1.2 cvs. With a little luck static pages 1.2 will morph to 1.3 and become part of the geeklog distribution. TomW
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This looks as good a place to ask as any...

I *think* this discussion is related to what I am wanting to do:

I'd like a Welcome to my site opening statement in the center block of my the site's home page, followed by any Featured Stories and then followed by any other stories. I have seen this done elsewhere (a perfect example is http://www.worldmusiccentral.org/index.php).

It would appear that installation of Staticpages 1.2 is a requirement (which I have done) but, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to proceed from here.

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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No, you don't need Static Pages 1.2. You need to create a static page that has the title "frontpage" (without the quotes). The contents of that page will be shown above the featured story. Optionally, you can also wrap static pages in a block by setting $_SP_CONF['in_block'] = 1; in the plugin's(!) config.php file. If you do that, then any label that you give to your "frontpage" page will be displayed as the title of that block. All this is documented somewhere, but not too easy to find, I have to admit. The next release of Geeklog will include better documentation for the Static Pages plugin and its features ... bye, Dirk
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Thanks! 'Tis exactly what I was looking for!
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So adding an "include statement" in static pages will not work?
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