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New blog articles not being assigned the default theme J1.7

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I have recently created a new Joomla 1.7 site. I have numerous themes setup, and one specific for the blog area.

Rather than having to add each new blog article to a menu -> then having to assign a theme to that menu item-> just in order to apply blog theme.. Normally i would just set the blog theme as the default theme.

However, for some reason when i do it this time all new articles take on the theme of my front page.

See :
http://www.marke2ing.com/index.php/get-basics-right (blog theme)

Then select test2 from right list (you will see it takes front page).

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, im tempted to simply install a previous version of joomla.

Regards
Easynoiw
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Dean OBrien
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Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Here's an idea...

Instead of create a new blog article and adding it to it's OWN menu it...
Just add the new blog to a category called "Blogs"

Then setup 1 menu item as an "Article Blog Layout"

This way your articles will stay consistent with the theme...

If you need help in setting this up, or if this is not what you are looking for, please let me know.
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Dean OBrienAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice.

I did as you mentioned, created a blog theme, created a menu item to "article blog layout", and added various articles. For some reason all new articles then defaulted to a totally different template... different to home or DEFAULT template

Not to worry... i then copied the template files i had created to over right the "chosen" template.

Things are looking much better now... however, i cant seem to configure the resulting page when i select one of the categories from the right hand menu. There is no way to determine how many articles etc. I tried changing global but no affect

ANy help would be much appreciated.

Easynow
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Dean OBrienAuthor Commented:
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Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Ok, you can change the number of articles and all of that in the menu section...

Look for this area and:

Change the # of leading articles to the number you want to display.
Change the # of columns to 1.
Apply the order you need to.

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That should do it...

Let me know if it doesn't.
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Dean OBrienAuthor Commented:
The categories menu on the right is a menu 'module' and as such doesn't have the same options to set leading articles and columns etc. Can think of alternative way of doing this? I.e list of articles
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Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Ok, for that module I would do something a little different.

Create a "hidden" menu with your categories as menu items.
(Then you can modify the look of the blogs per category / per page...)

Then, make a "customHTML" module and type in the categories titles as links to this hidden menu...then you can assign the templates as you see fit...

The hidden menu can be a module that you switch on and off as you need...

If you need more details or further explination, please let me know.
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Dean OBrienAuthor Commented:
ok i will give that a go, if im going to create the menu, why not just show it instead of the module?
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Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Exactly, my thoughts...
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Dean OBrienAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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