Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 02:30 Written by Jakub Baran Monday, 10 August 2009 02:47
Every article that is displayed in RokMicroNews (either Section 1 or Section 2) has to be assigned to Section 1 category or Section 2 Category and has to have Excerpt.
Excerpt is mandatory as it’s the text that’s displayed next to image.
Each of sections are displaying 3 latest posts from their section. If you are writing a new post and you would like it to appear in the RokMicroNews you just need to add an excerpt to that post and assign it to specific category that responsible for displaying posts in RokMicroNews.
To add the thumbnail to the post that you wish to be displayed in RokMicroNews you have to add a Custom Field in the table below postedit box. From the list please choose ‘microthumb’ and fill the field under Value with your path to image ie. http://your-site.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/micro2.jpg
To check path to an image please go to the Media page in your administration dashboard, click Edit under the image you wish to use, and copy the path from the File URL field.
Changing title of sections (Section 1 & Section 2) is as simple as changing theirs name in category editor.
You can change the color from the SolarSentinel Settings page in your administrator dashboard.
Just go to the SolarSentinel Settings page in admin dashboard and next to the Section 1 Category or Section 2 Category → choose None
Alternatively WordPress checks if there are posts inside of category responsible for a specified section, and if it finds any article it displays that section. If you would like to remove a section, just unassign all posts from the category responsible for that section. If WordPress won’t find any articles, it will just hide it.
If you haven’t installed our sample content you can easily enable RokMicroNews by changing its Sections assigned category :-
- Login into the WordPress administrator dashboard (http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/)
- In the left menu sidebar, go to Posts → Categories and create a new category for your Section 1 and Section 2 posts
- Assign your posts to that categories
- In the left menu sidebar, go to Appearance → SolarSentinel Settings
- Select from the dropdown menu your newly created categories next to the fields Section 1 Category & Section 2 Category