Have I misunderstood this plugin?

When I read the description of this plugin I thought it was able to not only post a list of recent posts on my sidebar, but also post recent posts onto my 'homepage' too. Have I got this wrong?

So far I've got it to post onto my Network homepage sidebar, but not actually on the page.

If I have got it wrong then I apologise for my noobiness, it is just the description says 'homepage' which I take to be the actual page and not the widget bar.

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi wisewolf,

    That's an understandable read of it actually, but it is meant to convey the idea of displaying those posts on your homepage in the form of a widget instead.

    It is possible to create a widget area in your theme in order to get that displayed outside of the sidebar, perhaps right above or in place of the homepage content area. Here's a guide on doing just that.
    http://buddydress.com/2010/04/add-a-widget-anywhere-in-3-simple-steps/

    You could also take a look at Autoblog, which would let you re-post sub-site posts on the homepage.
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/autoblog

    Would either of those work for you?

    -David

  • wisewolf
    • New Recruit

    Thank you David

    yes, I had come to the conclusion that Autoblog may be a safe bet, I will however take a look at the other method you mentioned.

    Because I am still new to WPMUDev I am going through all your plugins and creating a top level site with lots of sites as subdirectories..the sub-sites cover many different subjects and are mainly populated using plugins like autoblog, WPRobot and Blogsense. The top level site homepage is going to be used simply as a 'wall' for all below sites - http://www.wisewolf.com

    The plugins you guys have created have opened up a lot of doors, but before I go rushing through I am making sure I have a good play, so I am sorry in advance for future questions lol

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