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2:08 am on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

If I have a blog and want the titles of my latest 5 posts to appear automatically in a list on my home page, is there a way to do it with basic html/css? or does it need a script?

I'm looking for a way to have the latest 5 posts to appear without having to create the link and input the name every time.

Thanks

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8:58 am on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yes, a few lines of PHP and mySQL code can pull the titles of the latest 5 entries from the database and show them in a box.

If it is popular blog software, it is likely someone has already written just such an extension.
11:21 am on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply.

It is just a plain html css site. I normally use Joomla, but not this time :-) Any ideas on a bit of script linked with a txt file maybe?

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5:26 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Are you saying the blog uses flat files, and not a database?

If so, then you could:
- set the server configuration so that .html files are parsed for PHP content,
- use a PHP include to "include" a file which will contain the list of links.

In future you'll only need to alter that file once to change all links on the site.