I am very news in WordPress world and I am finding some difficulties with creation of a personal template.
I want implement a blog like this one (that is using WordPress): http://viralpatel.net/blogs/
My blog have to be simplest and there must be only two columns: one for the last posts and one for the most visited posts.
I started from an existing template (named Coogee) and have divided the content area (the index.php file) into two columns: the first one shows the new posts and the second one shows the most read posts.
I have implement this features with some lines of code that I have put in my columns as show here: http://bacsoftwareconsulting.com/blog/index.php/wordpress-cat/how-to-display-most-viewed-posts-in-wordpress-without-a-plugin/
Ok, now the homepage look good for my intents but I am having some problem in the categories page.
For example if you click on the "generic" link on Category menu in the side bar you obtain this page: http://scorejava.com/wordpress351/?cat=2
In theory this page should show ONLY the articles that have the "generic" category but this is not true. In fact, in the left column are correctly showed the articles having "generic" category but in the right column still remain the last 5 posted articles...
And now I have a question...seems that WordPress use this
index.php file as template of the content area of all page (except the one that displays a single article that uses
This is not good for me because I want that a category page show only one big column with the last articles of the current category, as here: http://viralpatel.net/blogs/category/spring/spring3-mvc-framework/
As you can see in this blog there is more columns in the homepage but only one column for the category page
Is there a way to define an other structure (different from the index.php file used for the homepage articles content) for the categories page?
If I can't use an other structure for the categories page and consequently I have to use the same
index.php file also per the categories content page....there is a way to show the second column only if the visitor is in the homepage and don't show it if he is in a category page (do not show it if the visitor is in a pge like: http://scorejava.com/wordpress351/?cat=2