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Blog Widget for the Home Page


#1

Hi,

I’m wondering given the recent changes or additions that appear to have been added to the blog whether there is or has been thought given to creating a widget of sorts that will allow us to display a handful of recent blog article snippets on our home page?

I would tend to think this would be a handy addition to any site that’s using the blog and not something that would eat up too much development time.

cheers.
Andy.


#2

Hey Andy

what are you thinking would populate the widget? An extract of the last couple of posts with links to the full article?

James


#3

Hi James,

Exactly. I suspect it would more or less be a carbon copy of the small snippets you generate for the blog category pages now only iterating over X number of articles that could be defined on the back-end.

The ability to edit the design would be ideal so placing it in a panel seems to makes sense.


#4

Has this had more thought given to it?


#5

Greg and Andy

would love to do something like this - there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get round to it at the moment!

James


#6

We were using a third party before implemented in our new site design on Nitrosell and it worked for about a year. It didn’t take but a few updates to Nitrosell before it broke, and there hasn’t been a solution developed yet. I remember during the implementation it didn’t take long at all for the designer/developer to make it work with Nitrosell. We do a weekly newsletter that usually has 3 to 5 blog articles, so it was valuable for us.

Sincerely,
Damien