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Putting 2 Blogs on 1 Page – Writing 3 Blogs in 1 WordPress Inst.

  • # January 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Okay, so I had known previously that my client has wanted 2 simultaneous blogs for her and her partner, in addition to the front page blog. How do you create 3 different blogs in WordPress 3.0? And then is it as simple as creating a container with 2 feeds for the “Shared Blog” page?

    # January 25, 2011 at 1:55 am

    My client also wants all the copy to be editable, but is requesting a bunch of customized content. The customizable content would have to be WordPress pages, but WordPress pages are meant to use the same format as eachother, right?

    I tried entering some PHP code in some of the pages, but it would only accept HTML. Someone please e-mail me!

    smithaa99@gmail.com

    # January 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Something you can try if you want to have two separate blogs on one install is making two categories, one for each client, and display two separate loops that load only one category each.

    Multiple loops.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop#Multiple_Loops

    As for making lots of pages you can make different page templates for whatever needs the client might have.

    # January 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Page templates? I guess what I’m fearing is that they will want to add pages dynamically via the WordPress “Pages” section, and will expect them to look like their other pages. All of their mock-up pages look different. This was designed by a third-party designer and I am doing the coding.

    Can you explain a bit more in depth about page templates?

    # January 25, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Well templates pretty much what you’d expect. You create a template for each layout that you would like. It really depends how different their pages are. (Putting up an example live would help me understand their needs)

    For example you can have a template that includes the sidebar and one that doesn’t. When they make a new page they select from the templates depending on what they need.

    Here’s an article on how to make one:
    http://www.wordpressmax.com/customize-wordpress/custom-page

    @ChrisCoyer does a pretty good job explaining them in this video:
    http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/91-the-wordpress-loop/

    # January 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I’m gonna be all over the place too, but…

    Why does the JQuery Backstretch not work on this page?

    http://www.parkarvidsonacupuncture.com/wordpress/

    # January 26, 2011 at 2:27 am

    If you use in browser developer tools you can see that the link to the .js file isn’t correct.

    You need to fix the link.

    # January 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Also, not sure if you’re still developing the background or not, but it definitely cuts off and goes to white on larger screen sizes.

    http://i.imgur.com/FEqra.jpg

    # January 27, 2011 at 12:45 am

    What is the correct link now for the JQuery library Andrew?

    # January 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    http://www.parkarvidsonacupuncture.com/wordpress/?page_id=12

    Okay, so I got the template thing working. I wish I knew all you had to do was post < ?php /* TEMPLATE PAGE /* ?> to get WordPress to recognize it as a theme… so simple.

    # January 28, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Cool, I got the template page function down.

    Now I’m still wondering – if I use < ?php include ?> for the blog feeds, it draws from a CSS file. How do I create separate locations for my clients to post to those blogs, instead of uploading a text file every time they want to change them?

    Also still wonderfing what that JQuery download address is still.

    Thnaks,
    Adam

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