QUESTION:

What’s the difference between <txp:article /> and <txp:article_custom />?
I used <txp:article_custom />, and now something isn’t working!



ANSWER:

The <txp:article /> tag is context sensitive. The article(s) it displays depends on the URL of the current page. The results will change if the URL includes a section, for example, or a category, or a search query, an article ID, or a page number parameter. It’s normally used to display the main content of a page.

The <txp:article_custom /> tag ignores the page URL. The article(s) it displays depends only on the tag attributes. The results won’t change on a search result page, when navigating by category, section or article, or when paging. It’s typically used to display a list of articles in a sidebar.

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