Excluding the article from the index pages and Atom feeds
on_index : no on_feed : no
As you can see, it is possible to exclude an article from the index pages while keeping it in the Atom feeds, and vice versa. There is another related option:
on_main : no
Note that the meta data used to exclude articles from index pages and/or
feed pages can be configured freely. For example, you could add options
to exclude articles when a certain word appears in the
title included in the meta data, as is the case for every
post in this example project).
Defining a menu entry
The following meta data is used to create the “Static Page” menu entry:
menu : 999_Example/Static Page
The parent item — “Example” — will be created automatically, the leading
999_ will be removed from the item’s name. It is only used to sort the
menu items, keeping the “Example” menu at the end. The “Static Page”
entry will automatically point to the correct URL for this article’s
single article page.
It is possible to define (sub-)menus like that to an arbitrary depth. And if you would create another page with a menu entry for “Example” itself, a properly linked entry would replace the current “Example” entry (the “Static Page” entry would still be there).
The menu entry for the blog’s index page is defined in the configuration file.
Hiding the meta data
As you can see, this page does not include the article’s publishing date, categories etc. Responsible for this behaviour is the article’s meta data
no_meta : yes
This option is not checked by any plugin. Instead, the main template
default.tt will simply not include the meta data if this option is set
for an article. This would also hide the meta data from the index pages,
but this article is removed from all index pages, see above.