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07 July 2015 @ 07:00 pm
How to Use Recent Posts From This Journal  
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Theme: Flexible Squares, Minimalism, Expressive, Air, Chameleon +
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Okay so LJ has instituted a new feature, I like it and I hope you will as well. It is called Recent Posts or Recent Entries. So the question is how to I get something recent posts below my journal entry.

First, you have to be using one of the themes that it is enabled on. When LJ first introduced this feature it was only available with Minimalism, Expressive, Air, Chameleon but it suddently showed up on Flexible Squares a few days ago and I'm guessing they are slowly but surely adding it to other layouts. So far no word on whether or not it will be available for communities (though I'm hoping).

Second, now that you are sure you are using the listed themes go to post something or simply edit an existing post. If you see the highlighted bit of text you'll be able to enable this feature on your journal.

Third, click on the Show other entries related to this post. You will see multiple options. So if I'm choosing 3 entries and the most recent entries.
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This is what you will see:
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Fourth, you can also choose by URL and put in the posts you want shown. I think this would work really well if you had parts to fan fictions or parts to other discussions.
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Fifth, another option which is also really interesting is by tag. This way I can show just posts that are related to the TV tag on my journal.
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Here is what a by Tag would look like for 9 entries.
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Notice some posts do not have pictures. For me these are posts with Facebook embeds and videos or posts that simply do not have an image. I like that these purely text entries have small except from the beginning of my post.

Also, I believe the way it works is a public post will show recent, tagged, etc posts that are public. Friend locked posts will show Friend locked and public and so on and so forth.

I can see people not liking this feature but it also doesn't have to be used, however, I see the benefit. Especially with your fan fiction, show discussions, and so on. I can see icon makers loving this too.

What to learn a bit about coding for this feature? Click Here.

Hope that helps you with this feature and should you have any questions please comment and ask me.
Yuichencutler_legacy on August 7th, 2016 08:16 pm (UTC)
I realize this post is over a year old but I'll ask anyway.

No matter what custom theme I use, the related entries do not show up in line as shown unless I select yes to use the original stylesheet, which of course destroys your lovely themes. And when I say they don't show in line, I mean that the thumbnail is a TINY little square to the left of the header link and snippet of the entry. You can see what I mean here: http://bit.ly/2aEnZQG

I was able to modify it to look sort of correct but the link and excerpt will not move to the left. It doesn't look right in IE (looks like a regular bulleted list with no images or text) so who knows about Safari or other browsers I don't have access to... which really makes me not to want to keep it.

I don't understand why they wouldn't appear correctly when it certainly does for you. I reinstalled several themes multiples times, double checking the instructions just to be absolutely sure. Is there something I might not be considering?
Jill aka Jo: 12M: Cole going through timsireesanwar on August 11th, 2016 06:26 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Let me tinker with it a bit and see. I do know that when a journal is a smaller width they tend to be responsive and move into a list view but you are right about being able to control them to some extent. I'll tinker and like you know.
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Minionssireesanwar on October 17th, 2016 06:32 pm (UTC)
I have gone over this and over this and the only times I can recreate it is when I change the zoom of my page. So I do wonder if you need to reset your theme. When you go into the customization process there is a reset to default button next to the save changes button. I've had to do this before because I couldn't get something to work.

You just reset and then re-set up everything. It isn't a fun prospect but I can't seem to figure out what the deal is here.

This is what I have with a resolution of 1600x900 and the zoom in my browser at true to resolution.

When I go to 120% zoom I see the recent posts like this:

If I go down to 80% I see the recent posts like this:

I know this isn't a lot of help but it is all I could figure out. Coding wise it is responsive and to try locking them into place really messes everything up.