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Better Front Page UI

Lets you specify the URL for your posts home, so there's no need for dummy pages as placeholders of home.php and front-page.php.

The default way of defining a front page in WordPress is:

  1. Create a front-page.php for the site home and (optionally) a home.php for the posts home.
  2. Go to the site admin and create two dummy pages.
  3. Select these dummy pages in the reading settings for the front page and the posts home.

We think this approach is very sensible as users will be able to delete these dummy pages and crash an entire website. This plugin lets you specify the URL for your blog when you have a front-page.php file in your theme so you don't have to create two dummy pages as placeholders for your posts home and front page.

This plugin won't modify the template hierarchy, it will only set an URL to access your posts home when you have a front-page.php file in your theme. It will also remove the "Front Page Displays" option from the "Reading Settings".

So, the same procedure to set a front page with this plugin will be:

  1. Define a front-page.php for the site home and (optionally) a home.php for the posts home.
  2. Set which URL will point to the posts home in the "Permalink Settings" (defaults to /blog).

Note: This plugin will only work if you have a front-page.php file in your theme.

This plugin idea came from a discussion here, here and here (so far).

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-7-25
Downloads: 3,168

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