I'm using the »Free e-commerce Theme Balita«, as posted on Smashing Magazine.

It's great, but doesn't have the standard WP blog with corresponding number of post per homepage as settings; as default Twenty Eleven.

Q: How do I manually add the blog to appear at homepage?


It looks like the theme is widgetized, and it actually has listed as a feature "Blog integration" - see here. Are you sure in the theme settings there are not options related to showing blog posts in one of the widget areas?

The other place to look is "Appearance » Widgets". There may be a built-in Widget to display recent posts.

The third option is using another widget to display blog content. I have been happy with the "flexible recent posts" plugin myself, but there are a lot if you search.

None of these options should even require editing code, they can all be done from the UI.

  • Thanks Greg - Cool solutions; and just gave that plugin a try. Though it's coming off and displaying really small and as an excerpt. I was hoping to recreate the default 'twenty eleven' blog style under my custom theme – fred randall Aug 9 '12 at 3:01
  • +1 for the answer @Cam There's no "default" blog in WordPress. You can "hack" code or use plugins. At the end it will be in your hands (or those of a developer that you hire), to integrate the changes that you need (longer excerpt, etc.). You can also search here on WPSE or go through the list of tags OR take a look at the-excerpt and excerpt. – kaiser Aug 9 '12 at 3:04
  • I was referencing Twenty Eleven; Yeah OK I'll look for the PHP, thanks. – fred randall Aug 9 '12 at 3:08
  • Got it -- just did some manual digging. Cheers dudes. – fred randall Aug 9 '12 at 3:56

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