News Items

James K. Lee
Tue, 17 Jun 2003 21:51:55 -0700

John, Kelly, P.G.,

Thanks for the tips. I'll try them out.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John A. Newitt" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: News Items

> 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.
> James:
> 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 
> <> or 
> <>.