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Option to make archive or specific category the homepage

  1. Jack
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    In some blogsoftware (like MT) the standard first page or homepage is the archive page. This way your blog would always start by showing the latest month (or week) that has posts.
    Just an extra option, next to making a certain post or page the homepage.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. foolswisdom
    Staff

    Moxie can you elaborate on how archive looks different than a usual WordPress blog's homepage?

    In 2.1 (currently in beta, as seen on WordPress.com) you can set a certain post or page the homepage.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. ceejayoz
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    It makes sense to me, foolswisdom.

    Let's say I ran a site where I only wanted certain articles on the front page - call 'em "Featured Articles" or something.

    Setting a specific post or page isn't going to do the trick in that case.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. Jack
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    Foolswisdom...
    Currently I can set a page or post to be the current homepage. Or I can choose to set the 10 or 15 most recent posts to appear on the frontpage.
    But my site is a weblog, so I would like to present the current month as the frontpage. For instance, it's january 2007 and I have set the frontpage to show the 10 most recent posts. But I already have 11 posts in january. The 11th post will not be shown. You have to click on an archive to view that post and any other post above the number 10. That's illogical to me. I could set the number of posts to 20, but that would perhaps show 5 extra posts from december 2006.

    I'm using the Next/Previous archive date plugin by ScriptyGoddess. When on an archive page it shows links to the next and previous date (= months). I would really like that on my homepage as well.

    See my example as it is now:
    http://www.spoenk.nl/weblog/

    and how I would like it to be:
    http://www.spoenk.nl/weblog/?m=200701

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. I was also facing this issue earlier.To solve it i wrote pages instead of posts and then assigned numbers to them so that i can display them in the specific order i want.Actually i was trying to make a website on wordpress instead of blog.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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