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Ace_Armstrong
Making the news module appear without the front page material

Here's the deal:

Client wants to put the News on the front page of the site. But the client also wants it so that when you click on the "News" module link, the news module appears without all of the front-page stuff.

The News module is set for the XOOPS start page. I have all of the blocks for the front page set to appear only on the front page and not on the "News" page, but it still all appears.

Is there any way around this, or do I have to tell him to make a choice?

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JackJ
Re: Making the news module appear without the front page material
  • 2003/10/11 20:32

  • JackJ

  • Community Support Member

  • Posts: 747

  • Since: 2003/8/31


Its the other way round I think. The "Top" page in blocks is the module your site defaults to load on startup i.e. "News"

If you go to preferences and choose "None" as your start module, all your Top page blocks will appear on load. News will only appear when you click on the News Link, and you can select which blocks appear with "News"

If choosing no module at start up you of course can have blocks showing links to news articles i.e. Recent News, Top News etc. Html blocks set up say as centre blocks allows you to do anything you wish, and have links to news articles or news topics if you desire.

But if you choose "News" as you startup, you get "News" and whatever blocks you have setup to appear with News

Also, in a block admin if you click on "Edit" to the right of the block--then check if the block is set to apppear on "all pages". Deselect this if you don't want the block to appear on all pages. Using Shift or Ctrl on your keyboard allows you to be selective by highlighting the blocks you want to appear in each module. (you may know this already)

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Ace_Armstrong
Re: Making the news module appear without the front page material

Quote:

JackJ wrote:
Its the other way round I think. The "Top" page in blocks is the module your site defaults to load on startup i.e. "News"

If you go to preferences and choose "None" as your start module, all your Top page blocks will appear on load. News will only appear when you click on the News Link, and you can select which blocks appear with "News"


Rrrriiiggghtttt....but that's not what this guy wants.

What he wants is for the latest few news stories to appear with a short synopsis on the front page (not just a link, but the actual synopsis) and then on the news page to have just the news with none of the front page stuff (like the recent posters, the custom welcome block we're putting on the front, etc.).

If we set the start module to News, then the front page stuff appears on both the front page and the News page (because, of course, they are essentially the same thing). If we set the start module to none, then we can only get a list of the news stories (sans synopsis) on the front page by selecting a block.

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jerryj
Re: Making the news module appear without the front page material
  • 2003/10/13 2:36

  • jerryj

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 33

  • Since: 2001/12/20


Yup, I mentioned this almost two years ago in this post.

It's confusing for the users.

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