Make it easier to set the home page to any page or post.
I think it would be very helpful for WordPress blog newbies if they could very easily pick the page to be displayed as the homepage for their website right in the Page creation section or from the listing of all pages. Some users may even want to set a specific blog as the main page. It should be as simple as checking a box or clicking a link in the backend of the blog. Users should also be able to easily pick different attributes for a web page. For example, it should be easy to turn off displaying the post date at the top of a page. These seem like things that they shouldn't need a programmer for.
No offense, but you're way late on this one. Please see your blog's General section under the Settings tab. You are looking for the "Blog address (URL)", 4th option in 2.8
Enter the address here if you want your blog homepage to be different from the directory you installed WordPress.
This works. After you make your page, put its link there. No problem! Good luck :)
There are still problems though. Some of the template variables still don't see it as the home page so some hacks are required. To really get done what I needed done I had to install some 3rd party plug-in, and I hate installing any 3rd party code that I then have to security audit and track updates to as well. I'll provide more info when I have a few spare minutes.
This has more to do with how your theme is coded.
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