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[resolved] Edit "Home" Static Page (5 posts)

  1. SophieFatCat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm using the theme: Wedding Bells by Lauri Liimatta. The theme comes set up with a "home" page that shows all updated posts. I want the home page to be my static welcome page. I've tried to create a new page, then set it up as a static page, but then it creates 2 pages: a home and a welcome page. When I go to pages, the "home" page is not there, it's like permanently connected to the theme, so I can't edit it or delete it. How do I create a static page that is also my home page without creating 2 pages?

  2. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi.
    This Codex article should come in handy: Creating_a_Static_Front_Page.
    Cheers!

  3. SophieFatCat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you. The end of the article explains my problem:

    "Some themes have a top navigation bar containing links to Pages. By default most themes set "Home" as a link to the home page - in this case the static front page. Since you have created a separate page with the title "Home", there is a likelihood of having two "Home" links in your menu.

    To remedy this, edit the appropriate template file featuring the code of the navigation bar with the template tag wp_list_pages. In 99.9% of WordPress themes, this is the header.php file. Set the parameters to change the link title. In some cases, commenting (disabling) or removing the the line in the theme's code that displays the 'Home' link will do the trick."

    I do now have two "Home" links in the menu as it said could happen. I don't quite understand the explanation of how to fix this. It says to remove the code for the home link, how do I know what to remove?

  4. SophieFatCat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nevermind! I figured it out! Thank you!

  5. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad you did.
    Good luck with your site!

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