News Items

John A. Newitt
Tue, 17 Jun 2003 21:35:36 -0400

At 1:27 PM -0700 on 6/16/03, you wrote:

>I have a weblog hosted by where I currently don't use 
>News Items. I would like to start using News Items so I can use the 
>commentlink feature.
>What's the best way to make the transition to News Items? I don't 
>want to jump in without some advice because last time I tried 
>turning this on, all of my posts disappeared off the home page. (and 
>they come back when I turn News items off) I'm sure this is intended 
>behaviour but knowing that doesn't help me very much. (i.e. how do I 
>start using News items without losing all my existing posts?)
>Nobody knows my weblog exists so I don't really need the comments 
>feature right now but I'll eventually tell some folks about the site 
>so it will be nice to have it before I let people know.


You don't _have_ to keep the news items on your homepage. You can 
create a new story page (that you keep a link to in your navigator 
bar, e.g. "News") and use the viewNewsItems macro

Since you are using weblogger, you can also use the Newslink plugin
to make it easy to access News Items features from the "Editors Only" 
menu when your homepage is not a News Items style page.

Let me know if you need additional help.

- John

P.S. All of your old posts are still there, you just need to know how 
to find them (or link to them). To see all, try 
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