A blog (a contraction of the words web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

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Check if current page is the Blog Page

I'm new to Wordpress. I need to check in header file if current page is the Blog Page? I checked but I can't find the way. Help me, Pls.
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If i switch my current wordpress blog theme with a new one, will i lose the SEO i have built up for my site? [closed]

if If i switch my current wordpress blog theme with a new one, will i lose the SEO i have built up for my site?
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I put my blog on a subpage, how do I get page title?

I've got my blog setup on a subpage (not the front page) and I'm using the template file home.php, how can I get the contents from the page editor onto this subpage? If I change the title of the page ...
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Disable WordPress' blogging functionality and disable 'posts'

I'm currently using WordPress for a website and it will simply be acting as a CMS rather than a blogging platform. This means that WordPress' 'posts' are not needed. Is there anyway of disabling them ...
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How to embed page content in a blog post

I've built an HTML table that is posted on a page in my site, and I'd like to use that same content inside a blog post (something of an announcement of the table's publication). The table is likely to ...
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Why does get_the_time('F j') return November 30 for all posts?

Okay, so I'm making the blog page for my WordPress site. My front page is displayed as static, so my blog posts are on another page called "Journal." I want to display the posts in an archive-like ...
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Can you have a blog in a subdirectory hosted on a different server?

I am interested in having a blog on my site which will be in a subdirectory of the main wordpress homepage e.g. website.com/blog however, I am interested to know if there is a way to host the blog ...
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Two Blog Layouts, Same Theme

Is it possible to have two different blog layouts in the same theme? They would pull the same posts, but have a different layout structure. The only idea I've had is making a couple custom page ...
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How do I convert a mathematical Microsoft Word document to a WordPress blog post?

I have a Microsoft Word document which I would like to convert to WordPress. The document is in Hebrew. It contains mathematical equations generated with MathType. It also contains images. Just ...
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how to display full post with pagination on home page

I am using the 'Hatch' theme. I'm familiar with HTML/CSS but not with WordPress, first time working with this. I have my homepage showing recent posts and that's good. However, I want to make a ...
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WordPress automatically “forward” a post to another blog? [closed]

I have a personally hosted WordPress installation. When I write a new post I want an excerpt of the post and a link to it to be posted to a different blog (via the Blogger or MetaWeblog APIs). I've ...
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is_active_sidebar() Always Returns False

I've never gotten is_active_sidebar() to work, no matter if there's widgets in the sidebar or not I always get false returned. Currently I'm creating a sidebar for each top level page: http://...
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Custom URL for all posts in Wordpress

I have a wordpress site with static page as the front page. I want to have /blog to display the recent posts. How can I do that? thanks.
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Move WordPress from /blog folder to root but leave post at /blog

I am working on a WordPress blog for a client. Currently they have around 3,000 posts. The WordPress is installed at /blog/ I need to move the WordPress install to the Root directory but still have ...
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Side by side blog posts that are tied together

I'm looking for a way to have the screen split with side-by-side blog posts that are tied together. My client has her Grandather's travel dairies and wants to posts the entries. The originals are in ...
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Moving my current wordpress blog to a subdomain

I currently have a blog set up on my domain (eg domain.com), but I would like to move it and all of its contents to a subdomain (eg sub.domain.com). Is there anything I need to watch out for or modify?...
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Sitewide page on all the blogs in the network

I have WordPress multisite installed. And i need to make it so that a page called (Company Ideas) on the main blog is added to new blogs created on the network. So once someone registers a new blog. ...
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Showing random content / pictures from earlier posts in a sticky post?

I have a sticky post on my wordpress blog, in the beginning. I would like to place some random content in it, by simply replacing some HTML in the post content. The random content would come from ...
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Insert Latest Articles in Homepage

How can I insert the latest articles (blog) on top of the homepage? I intend with the release of the latest items with image and brief summary of the article. I made an example (in the attached ...
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Make Search Function include subdomain (blog.ourwebsite.com)

Wondering if there's a way to edit our search.php or .htaccess or function.php (or anything else...) so that our search function on our main site (www.oursite.com) includes the subdomain of blog....
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Wordpress 3.8.1 Multisite blog slug problem

Just installed Wordpress 3.8.1 multisite but can't remove the /blog/ slug. I've tried all suggestions for older versions of Wordpress (including the solutions to the question posted on this site 6 ...
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Blog not indexed [closed]

my blog is 6 months old, with frequently updated content. Yet, not a single page is indexed by Google. Why is that so? isn't wordpress set up for SEO by default?
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How to post twitter like updates on wordpress

Is there a plugin or a hack such that I can make short updates similar to twitter's on my own wordpress blog? Perhaps making use of a custom post type or something on those lines? What i'm trying to ...
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WP_Query doesn't get sticky post at the top, when used in a page template

I'm creating a theme in which I've created a page template called page_default-blog.php to be used for creating a blog page. In this file I have the following code: $paged = (get_query_var('page')) ? ...
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A function to fetch blog content via rss feed

I am trying to make a function which take an rss fedd URL and fetches the most recent 2 posts. I have tried to remake the snippet from here to a full function in funtions.php as following. I don't ...
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is_singular() not working if called via callback function of admin-ajax.php

In my single.php I've some code like this ... if(is_singular('post')) { echo 'Blog'; } else { echo 'CPT'; } If I approach single.php from blog or CPT index page by using the_permalink(), ...
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index.php template is used instead of blog page

I am trying to set WordPress so that home page is static, and the blog page is a separate page. So, I created two page templates in my theme., lets call them home_template and blog_template. Then, I ...
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How to create Blog Post Specific Widget

I want to create widgets which will display based on post. I have considered the option of creating a widget post type using Advanced custom post type plugin and populate this widget while writing ...
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List all blog categories

I have created a blog plugin. I have the blog category in my blog. I would like to get the list of all the blog categories and list it in my www.domain.com/blogs/ page. My blog category name is '...
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Detect archive and category page

I would like to detect following pages: http://192.168.1.100/wordpress/?m=201311 - blog archive http://192.168.1.100/wordpress/?cat=1 - blog category For example, post type I can easly detect with: ...
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unregistered user can write in blog page - possible? how to?

I'm working on a site wherein the owner wants people(potential real estate clients) to be able to write their home-owning hopes, dreams, desires, etc. I'm thinking something similar to the ...
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A garbled copy of MY blog on this site? [closed]

I stumbled upon a website that had a garbled copy of a post I wrote a while ago and posted somewhere else. This site has no contact, no way to get in touch with admin, just brings me to wordpress.org....
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How to make a secure blog that is completely private?

I have a login safe application and it has hundreds of users. WordPress is a separate module of it and only used for blogging purpose [no other usage]. Both using the common database. The blogs are ...
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Portfolio + Blog: multisite or plugin?

I need to display both a portfolio and a blog on a website, and as a relative newcomer to WordPress, I was wondering what the most effective way is to do this: install a plugin, or create a multisite? ...
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Blog Posts in Custom Menu

I have a custom menu but would like to put specific posts on each one. for example: my menu consists of: cooking, beauty and style. How can i put all cooking posts on the cooking tab, and all beauty ...
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Menu / div of year and months of blog posts?

I want a menu or a dive with this content where you can click on and see the blog posts from the selected date that is like this BLOG -2014 -january -february -march -.... -2013 ...
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Where in PHP do I move title and meta (date) to bottom of each blog section?

I'm working on a Divi site that has two blog grids on the home page. I need to move the title and the date of each blog section to the bottom (below the blog text). <div class="...
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Why does pagination go to a blank page when navigating through home.php?

Learning how to build WordPress themes from scratch I have run into an issue when I try to code my home.php. The issue I run into is with the pagination. After the last page of posts instead of ...
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Create a front page template and separate page for posts?

I'm building a WordPress theme. I need two type of pages, one is home page which will display on www.example.com. I also need a list of all my posts on www.example.com/blog/, but I need both in one ...
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WordPress Genesis not excluding category from blog

I am trying to exclude a category from my blog. I login to WP and go to Genesis and Theme Settings and add the category IDs to the Blog Page Template area and hit save. Nothing happens. I have also ...
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Split Blog Into Two Sections?

Alright, so this is my vision for a website I am currently looking to relaunch... As of right now, my site's blog consists of posts in the form of products linking to Amazon via WP Zon Builder (plugin)...
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Block multiple categories from Blog

I found this code on this site by AshFrame which I added to my functions PHP file and works perfectly to stop one category being displayed on my blog (I have a custom menu so have the category ...
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Displaying Latest Posts on a Page

I am trying to create a loop to display the title and excerpt of each blog post onto a page that isn't my index page. The in-progress demo site is here: http://thewestharbour.com/mypakage/ On the ...
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Add blogs to “Blogs i Follow” sidebar [closed]

We've been reading through the documentation and watched a video, and gone through all the options in the Dashboard, but whenever we try adding links to the Blog Roll or 'Blogs I follow' section, they ...
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blog page showing only first post

Live site. My blog page is showing only the very first published page, and not the subsequent posts. I've noticed, too, that when viewing the page source, the blog page seems to be using single.php ...
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Why does this snippet in a blog post make WordPress crash?

Ok, this is seriously weird and I have no clue what's going on here. I am using WordPress 3.0.1, I create a new blog post, give it a title, paste the following code into the blog post and hits Save ...
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How to move all theme templates into a subfolder WP

I'm looking for a wordpress function to move theme's templates into a subfolder (mytheme/templates). Anyone know? The solution can be paid (plugin) or free.
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How do I set up my blog home page to show only this weeke's posts automatically?

on my WPWeekly.net website, I am currently having to set the number of posts to show manually in the Setup->Reading. Is there a snippet that will let me have the home page blog show only the current ...
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Different post styles depending on category

I am using Zephyr theme The link to the blog page. I want to style each post differently based on the post category ex: social media, announcements ect. I would like to style them using a cards ...
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Show first sentence of blog post in blog roll

Is there a known way to show the very first sentence of the content of a blog post? I know I can use the_excerpt(); but client has a strange requirement to show only the first sentence. If there is a ...