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sweyhrich

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I've created my second topic page, with a static page holding the basic information, and a story I want at the top of it.

However, I've learned that in order to the static page to have a story preceeding it on the page, it has to be a "featured" story. If it is a featured story, then I will see the story, and then the static page after it.

Unfortunately, when I make the story a featured one for one topic, the story on the other topic becomes non-featured, which makes the static page disappear below it.

What would be a better way for this to be done? Question
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Well,if you only need 1 story on hte page, you could just set the 'position' box on the staticpages plugin to 'bottom of page'.

Am I missing something?

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Quote by exaurdon: Well,if you only need 1 story on the page, you could just set the 'position' box on the staticpages plugin to 'bottom of page'.

Am I missing something?

Exaurdon


Thanks for replying. Perhaps I am just trying to outsmart myself here, I don't know. Smile

My goal in creating my GeekLog-based site it to have a number of pages that have information that rarely changes, but have the ability to have a bulletin at the top of this non-changing information. It is for a dog-training club, and there are classes in flyball, agility, and obedience. I want a page for each of these venues; on that page it needs to describe the classes, and have a downloadable application. It is this information that I am currently creating as a static page. Then, at the top should be a story that mentions things like "New class application is now available" or something like that.

If it were possible to do the class info as a story that was "sticky" in the same sense as posts in this forum can be, where it appeared at a specific place on the page (preferably the second story, rather than the first), then I would abandon the whole static pages concept.

Does that clarify my intent?
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Turias

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What if you made it so that the maximum number of stories per page is 1. Then, set the static page to appear at the bottom of the page. This way, there will always be one story at the top, and the static page will be at the bottom.
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Quote by Turias: What if you made it so that the maximum number of stories per page is 1. Then, set the static page to appear at the bottom of the page. This way, there will always be one story at the top, and the static page will be at the bottom.


If I chose to not use the static page method, and instead had a maximum of two articles on the page, with the one containing all the class information as the second article, what happens to that article when a third one is created? Or could I just delete the "latest news" article at the top and add a new "latest news" one, leaving me still with two articles on that page? (Could the older "latest" news articles be archived elsewhere?)

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Quote by sweyhrich: If I chose to not use the static page method, and instead had a maximum of two articles on the page, with the one containing all the class information as the second article, what happens to that article when a third one is created? Or could I just delete the "latest news" article at the top and add a new "latest news" one, leaving me still with two articles on that page? (Could the older "latest" news articles be archived elsewhere?)


A third article would get pushed over to the second page.

You could delete and rewrite, but then the deleted story would not be archived.

I still think the best way would be to have a maximum of one story per page that holds the latest news. This would then be archived every time you write a new story. The static content could then all be displayed in a staticpage.
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Okay, I'll give that a try. Thanks!
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