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Creating Static Pages (12 posts)

  1. adb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'd like to add an "about" page to my site. I have seen some documentation on creating static pages, but I need specific instructions--
    1. Exactly what info do I need to remove from the index? I'm not skilled enough in php to know this.
    2. What folder do I put the static pages in?
    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

  2. vires
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    it's very simple, just get a WYSWYG editor, for example Microsoft Word, or Dreamweaver, Frontpage etc.
    Go on the blog main page, and save as into a local folder
    after that, open the document u just saved and delete all the contents, put in the stuff u want, and then save it as a html file
    upload it to the FTP server, and just go to wordPress control panel, options-> Links-> add a link with the url of that page, then u'll see the link on the index page

  3. adb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks!

  4. Stevarino
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You could always try a plugin... :)
    Faked Folders

  5. noahpb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You can also use a plugin for this (I'm using "Show Category Posts") so you don't have to edit html to make your About page look like the rest of your site. Then when you update your site's appearance the static pages also get updated.

  6. adb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'd like to use this plugin, but I'm not sure where to begin. Could you give me the step by step instructions? I've never used a plugin. Thanks.

  7. adb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I followed the instructions on your page, but the "about" post still appears.

  8. adb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To clarify, how do I make it so the "about" post doesn't appear in the main blog?

  9. noahpb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You have to make sure that you have the category number of your "about" category specified where it says 'category=x' in the code you inserted into your index.php.
    If that isn't it, I will probably need more info about the changes you made to your site so we can figure out what isn't working.
    (and those instructions aren't mine, they were nicely written up by someone else).

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Another way is to create a category called say Hidden in which you should NEVER post any article, then create one or more subcategories under Hidden, ex. About and then post an article under About setting the date to something like 1900 so that the article is hidden from the first page (assuming you have enough articles). Make notice of the article's id (you have to click on Save and Continue Editing). Then go to the link manager and add a link to the post you 've just made (index.php?p=<id>). That's it.
    icxn

  11. adb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I like that idea, but the date would then appear in the archives. Any way around that?

  12. eric
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    check out thefreefood's method, it worked for me
    http://wordpress.org/support/3/6839

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