Archiving advice needed for golfing boss lady

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Hi all

Am getting my guys in shape creating our golf club website [http://brunstonmembers.yolasite.com] and am having a wee problem creating an archive feature so common in blogs. We have lots of club news and will have more - and long pages are such a turn-off. My html is so rusty and before I dust off the text books I have not seen for over 12 years, I wondered if you could indulge my laziness? Can't find a widget and willing as my guys are they are computer illiterates. [their words] and I am already doing 99% of the work. Any advice welcome.

Cheers from Scotland
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Marian Wilson

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Nathan, Champion

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Hi Marian

Do you want to be able to click a button on a post to archive it? There isn't an HTML code to do this because this would require PHP to make it work.

Or do you want to have the posts split up in pages? If you want there is a setting dialog to set how much posts you want displayed on the page.

If you want to change this setting, just click on the "Edit" button on the top of the whole entire Blog Widget. Here's a screen shot:



When you click "Edit" this will pop up:



Where you say the red circle, you can edit the number of posts to be displayed on each page. Once you have more than the limit posted the older posts will go to another page and the newest ones will be displayed first.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Hope this helps.

Nathan
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Marian Wilson

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Hi Nathan

Thanks for taking the time to answer.

My first hope was an archive effect that you see on all blogs or as in a former life once a page got to a certain length it automatically went into an archive, with a date. I use Macs and I used Dreamweaver. As I said, a past life!

I have not done the Clubs' 'news round up' in a Blog but on a separate page which is now getting a little near to what I would call the limit for comfortable viewing. If you visit the site you can see it is just snippets rather than posts. There are 2 of us 'reporting' at the moment but hopefully more of the Committee will put items straight in rather than come through me. So its a bits and pieces style.

While I was up through the night watching our Scottish Election results, I thought perhaps buttons leading to eg 'April's news' might be an option - and just do a copy and paste to a non menu page. I have linked a button on a couple of pages already. Just thought an archive button would look a little more professional! We can't afford, as a small club at the moment, to go Silver, where dropdown menus could solve the problem

My brain is in dopey shutdown mode at the moment - but I will look at your proposal more closely and maybe re-design things; think about the blog feature. The multiple users, some very much learners, is a bit different too, and eventually, I want to leave it in their much younger hands!

Thanks again

Marian
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Marian Wilson

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Hi Nathan

Too long from my student days and all-nighters, but got a reply from Yola plus your advice and did not know I could integrate a blog page - with archive button - into site. Brain mush but it's slowly making sense. So that will solve my problem. Just not sure if my merry band of Clark Kents will cope. Our next meeting is on Thursday, so I will see if they have mastered GoogleDocs and entering the odd bit of info -- and take it from there. The members here and the Yola Support team are great. Thanks again.

Marian