Dermody: Momo_: there are many ways to do that
Jeng: Don’t mess with index.php
Dermody: I’m going to get a drink, see ya ltr
Moehrle: Jeng: Thats the intuition I had
Jeng: OR. just make a regular page, appoint it as the home page, and drop in a shortcode that pulls in the stuff you want.
Nigon: If you are going to edit your theme then make a child theme.
Fanelli: Jeng how about applying a template?
Jeng: That’s what front-page.php is
Dubas: In that template I will create the divs for the small posts ,and the large post, and then in the divs I’ll use the loop
Jeng: Momo_: use the loop first. Add a counter. Use div style 0 for the first post and div style 1 for the subsequent ones.
Jeng: Unless the single post is not the most recent one
Jeng: In that case, I’d probably do the page as a a regular page and put my codes in a shortcode or two
Jeng: Dunnot, exactly, I’d have to really think about it.
Schrandt: The main post with a large thumbnail and excerpt will be the most recent from 1 category. the 4 smaller posts are from the other categories
Jeng: Then two queries is the way to go.
Jeng: I like shortocdes because it makes it easier to drop other text onto the page — you don’t have to put “static” content into the template file itself. recent_posts num=”1″ cat=”catslug1″
Jeng: A shortcode like that
Baugus: Ah I see, Yes that makes sense
Aseltine: I think I will go with just using front-page.php
Sibert: As at the moment, there isn’t much text that needs editing
Belak: Its just pictures and posts
Reep: But arranged in rows. with a featured story at the top, and then a News row, Events row etc.
Jeng: Momo_: whatever. the code is pretty much the same.
Jeng: Just multiple calls to wp_get_recent_posts
Lajeunesse: Jeng Do I have to add a comment to front-page.php ? or do I just start with get_header;
Jeng: Copy page.php to front-page.php and edit from there.
Jeng: And because you’re going to go back to this later, be sure to comment it well.
Lokan: Fris: don’t you use a mac?
Lokan: Fris: do you know if there’s a way to get a tar.gz of the httpd 2.4 macos package?
Lokan: I’d like to see where it places everything and look at some of the files
Vogeler: You on a mac? it comes with apache
Vogeler: The binaries or the config? i can tar up my config files if you want to see the structure
Jeng: Opsec: give me a sec to fire up the machine
Lokan: I want the whole default package basically.
Lokan: The unedited, default. like an rpm or deb or dmg.
Lokan: But preferably the tar.gz
Vogeler: My apache confis are unedited as i use mamp pro
Jeng: I’ve got it installed already, so I need to figure out how I did that!
Vogeler: Jeng it comes default packaged with osx
Vogeler: I pm’d you my configs untouched opsec
Vogeler: The default package on apache.org has compile/build optopns for osx
Vogeler: Just diff config options https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-apache/blob/master/httpd24.rb
Vogeler: 10.10 yosmite comes with 2.4.16
Vogeler: Soo on the s’ now on the plugin dir
Vogeler: Downloading every plugin on wordpres.org
Vogeler: Opsec can i remove the zip now
Oz: Fris why are you downloading plugins ?
Pyer: Can I export and import a single wordpress page?
Vogeler: Want to grep a bunch of the plugins for some code
Jeng: CheckDavid: not really. Copy/paste?
Vogeler: VectorX WordPress-Plugin-Directory-Slurper">https://github.com/markjaquith/WordPress-Plugin-Directory-Slurper
Ferkel: Jeng: I see, if it works it’s all good to me