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Editing Home Page (10 posts)

  1. Zubat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I realize this question has been asked quite a few times, but the answers I found on the other boards aren't really helping me; I'm completely new to using the WordPress platform and just web building in general, so sorry if I sound ignorant or if I'm not understanding some things correctly.

    I have a lot of problems, actually, but my most immediate concern is that I cannot edit the home page whatsoever.

    The thing is, my brother bought the domain and set up the website with WordPress and everything, then he made me a second admin and left it to me. Everything is essentially blank except for the homepage right now, and I can't figure out how to edit it.

    It's not listed as a blog and it's not listed as a page. Even if I make a page titled 'Home' and leave it blank and view the homepage, it's still the one my brother made. Changing themes or editing the theme doesn't affect it at all either. Even when I go to Setting > Readings and change the front page displays to something else, it's still that page. It's already set as a static page, but going down the dropdown menu to select a different page still does not change the appearance of the front page.

    I can provide more information on the issue, but this is all that comes to mind right now.

    I'm very confused, can anyone explain this to me? Thanks.

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you tell us what theme is currently the active Theme?

  3. Zubat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, currently it is BlankSlate, but I have also tried Twenty Eleven, Twenty Ten and SmallBiz.

  4. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Site link?

  5. Zubat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://www.marcusjewellery.com/

    He only has some basic HTML on it, but I can't figure out where to access the code.

  6. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Check that link given please...

  7. Zubat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm sorry, does it not work for you? What do you see when you hit the link?

  8. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's not a wordpress site and it's not how to spell jewelry... I used a website scanner to check it:

    Running on: Nginx
    System info: / Varnish
    Application: Microsoft FrontPage 5.0

    ??????????????

    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/www.marcusjewellery.com/

  9. Zubat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm, you're right, that's strange. But that's the URL displayed next to the "About WordPress" icon on the grey bar at the top of the dashboard, though, and all the pages I create on WordPress are 'www.marcusjewellery.com/pagetitlehere', ex. http://www.marcusjewellery.com/find_us -- if you use Sucuri to check this one, it says WordPress (http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/marcusjewellery.com/find_us).

    And yeah, jewellery's one of those funny words with multiple spellings depending on where you live: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewellery

    I'm not sure why we're using the British spelling of it, but I'm not really concerned about that right now.

    You think it has anything to do with this? http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

  10. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm, you're right, that's strange. But...

    I suggest this thread be closed.

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