Working on a new site, I'm trying to plant recent post excerpts on a static front-page. I had been doing all my static content outside of wordpress (as static files), but was convinced to pull everything into the WP fold, so to speak.
On my external static file that was serving as my home page, I had figured out how to include the blog header
<?php require('../wordpress/wp-blog-header.php'); ?> and then call up posts on that page, and it worked like a charm:
<?php $count = 0; ?> <?php if ( have_posts() ) while ( have_posts() && $count <= 6 ) : the_post(); ?> <section class="post"> <header class="post"> <h2><a class="light" href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php printf( esc_attr__( 'Permalink to %s', 'twentyten' ), the_title_attribute( 'echo=0' ) ); ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2> <?php twentyten_posted_on(); ?> <div class="hr"></div> </header> <article class="post"> <?php the_excerpt(); ?> </article> <footer class="post"> <?php twentyten_posted_in(); ?> </footer> </section> <?php $count++; ?> <?php endwhile; // end of the loop. ?>
So, now, I have set up a wordpress front-page template, and it is being delivered dynamically, using the my theme header and this same chunk of the loop, I am getting not posts, but pages back. Instead of seeing a set of current posts, I get back some title info for the 3 wp pages currently on my site. I get that this is due to url query variables, but I'm not exactly clear how to get arround it.
I tried manually calling up a
new WP-Query(); but that returned nothing at all. Tho I suspect that it may work, given the proper arguments...
Any thoughts on how to pull in recent posts, instead of a list of pages, to a static front-page with this modified loop?
Much appreciated -