Setting Up a Tiered WP Template

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Would someone kindly point me in the right direction.

I'm trying to create a WP site with several tiers of pages. So, it would look like this:
1) Main page: 5 posts ONLY
2) Right side bar: Categories (or links) to 5 subjects
3) Right side bar: 3 Subcategories for each of the 5 main subject categories

I do NOT want any of the Category or Subcategory posts showing on the Main page. And, I am struggling with where to even begin looking for these answers.

I'm happy to pay a consultant to show me how to do this as I plan to replicate this many times. I'm happy to pay someone at RentACoder to do this for me. But, until I can properly describe the work request, I'm hesistant to do so.

Any advice or resources you can point me to?

Thanks!
Kelly
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  • Profile picture of the author C2WP
    hello kelly,

    maybe i can help you for this job. if you interested, can PM me.
    thank you

    max
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  • Profile picture of the author Aristocratic
    Originally Posted by teamind View Post

    Would someone kindly point me in the right direction.

    I'm trying to create a WP site with several tiers of pages. So, it would look like this:
    1) Main page: 5 posts ONLY
    2) Right side bar: Categories (or links) to 5 subjects
    3) Right side bar: 3 Subcategories for each of the 5 main subject categories

    I do NOT want any of the Category or Subcategory posts showing on the Main page. And, I am struggling with where to even begin looking for these answers.

    I'm happy to pay a consultant to show me how to do this as I plan to replicate this many times. I'm happy to pay someone at RentACoder to do this for me. But, until I can properly describe the work request, I'm hesistant to do so.

    Any advice or resources you can point me to?

    Thanks!
    Kelly

    To show only 5 posts on the page, you'd go to your wp-admin panel, click on SETTINGS then READING and put 5 in there for showing on main page.

    Categories show in your widgets; you can edit via your THEME-->APPEARANCE-->WIDGETS. Now, if you have sub categories already established, you can move your categories widget whereever you want it to show in your sidebar and click on 'show hierarchy' option. This will show your Main category as well as your subcategories as an actual subcategory. Otherwise, it will just show both Main categories and subcategories together with no relationship between the Main and Sub.

    EDITED: I forgot to address not showing categories on your main page. Do you not want to show the sidebars at all? Or just not the categories. Because removing the sidebars is as easy as editing your index template and removing the call for the sidebars (depending on the theme may require some editing to your css file to make it look better to though).
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    • Profile picture of the author teamind
      Artistocratic and C2WP - have sent PMs to both of you.

      Kelly
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by teamind View Post

    1) Main page: 5 posts ONLY
    2) Right side bar: Categories (or links) to 5 subjects
    3) Right side bar: 3 Subcategories for each of the 5 main subject categories
    Can be done with some custom coding in the sidebar.

    Originally Posted by teamind View Post

    I do NOT want any of the Category or Subcategory posts showing on the Main page. And, I am struggling with where to even begin looking for these answers.
    I am struggling too while trying to understand what you want.
    There are NO posts outside of categories. Every post in WP MUST belong to a category. There is no way you can avoid that.

    Now, you can have X category that shows up on the main page; then cat Y that will not shown on the main page... etc.
    Use the Advanced Category Excluder plugin - it does all that for you.

    Originally Posted by teamind View Post

    I'm happy to pay a consultant to show me how to do this as I plan to replicate this many times. I'm happy to pay someone at RentACoder to do this for me. But, until I can properly describe the work request, I'm hesistant to do so.

    Any advice or resources you can point me to?
    Many WP experts can do it. PM me and I can refer one
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    • Profile picture of the author teamind
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      I am struggling too while trying to understand what you want.
      There are NO posts outside of categories. Every post in WP MUST belong to a category. There is no way you can avoid that.
      Ah, thanks for clarifying this! That makes a lot of sense. I've reworked my instructions to a couple of folks I'm considering for outsourcing. As I've not yet built a full WP blog on my own, I'm still a little hazy on these things. So, I appreciate you setting me straight on that point.

      Cheers,
      Kelly
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  • Profile picture of the author fajar78
    detil pm me
    maybe i can help you
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    • Profile picture of the author teamind
      Originally Posted by fajar78 View Post

      detil pm me
      maybe i can help you
      Thanks for the kind offer, fajar78. I've just gone ahead and hired someone to do this for me.
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