WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

home page not shown in pages list - cannot get to home page for edit (12 posts)

  1. blipeles
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In the wordpress site editor, the home page for my site simply does not show up as a page. Thus I cannot get to this page to edit content, etc.

    Any ideas? Any insight greatly appreciated. I am working with a web developer, but we cannot get access to this page for edit.

  2. David Gwyer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unless your theme defines a WordPress page template for the home page (which is then selected on the page editor via a drop down box) then you will need to edit either index.php, home.php, or front-page.php depending on what your theme is using to define the home page.

    In other words, usually the front page on a lot of themes is hard coded into the front page theme template file. This is usually the index.php file but can also be home.php, or front-page.php in many cases.

    Your best bet is to add a simple output test in these files and see what appears when you view your home page, then you will know which one to edit.

  3. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    By "Home" page, do you mean your site's Front Page?

    If so: what is your site currently set to display on the Front Page, the Blog Posts Index, or a Static Page?

  4. blipeles
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Chip, The home page is a static page with a field that will update to show new blog posts. You may view this page at http://www.displayhandbook.com

  5. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Chip, The home page is a static page with a field that will update to show new blog posts.

    And in Dashboard -> Settings -> Reading, what Page is defined to display "Front Page"?

  6. blipeles
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Reading Settings

    Front Page Displays

    Choices - Your Latest Posts

    A static Page

    Your latest posts is selected.

    However, if I look at the pages available for selection on a static page - choices do not include the home page.

    Thank you.

  7. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your latest posts is selected.

    Then your Front Page is not a Static Page. It is displaying your blog posts.

    Can you describe, exactly, what you want to do?

  8. blipeles
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1st - I would like to have access to the front page in order to make changes. It seems that I don't currently have this access, or at least, don't know how to access it using the wordpress editor.

    However, the front page is supposed to update with summaries of the new blog posts, and also represent my business.

    Is this the information that you need? Please advise.

  9. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1st - I would like to have access to the front page in order to make changes. It seems that I don't currently have this access, or at least, don't know how to access it using the wordpress editor.

    However, the front page is supposed to update with summaries of the new blog posts, and also represent my business.

    Is this the information that you need? Please advise.

    Good start! :)

    Okay, I assume that you want your blog posts to display on your Front Page (that is, as opposed to having the Front Page have some custom content, and your Blog Posts appear as another Page of the site)? If so, you need to modify (or create) a template file called home.php, which will serve as the "master" template file for your Blog Posts Index.

    If, on the other hand, you want your Front Page to have some custom content, and to display your Blog Posts Index as a separate Page (e.g. "Electronic Magazine and Blog"), then you need to modify (or create) a template file called front-page.php, which will define the custom markup for your Front Page. (And if you further need custom markup for your Blog Posts Index, you would once again need to use the home.php template file.)

  10. k_nitin_r
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @blipeles

    A default WordPress setup shows your latest blog posts... a kind of a news headlines, except that you don't get to choose what goes on there - WordPress automatically picks up the latest 'n' (that 'n' is defined by the number of posts you choose to show - 10 by default).

    If you want to setup a business website and do not simply want to show the latests blog posts but instead want to show an introductory page, you have to select Static page (no, this is not a static HTML page... it is a CMS-managed page). You can then edit the content of the page that you choose to display as the "static home page".

    -Nitin

  11. k_nitin_r
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @blipeles

    Here's a WordPress Codex page that you can refer to:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page

  12. blipeles
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want to thank everyone for the insight and feedback. I am quickly realizing that I need a specialist to help me resolve this problem. The website in question is http://www.displayhandbook.com - this was built for me using wordpress by a company in India. Originally, the programmer was down the street from me in Cumberland RI, but since that time, staff has moved to India, so I cannot get expedient results, and in some cases, any results.

    Would any of you like to complete this "fix" for me for a fee?

    The ultimate goal will be that I can see the home / front page and modify it in WordPress. As stated before, currently, in the edit page from wordpress only 6 pages show and these six pages are the additional pages that are referenced from the front page.

    The bottom of the front page refers to two of the most recent articles from the blog. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    You may contact me (Brett Lipeles) at 401-965-4697 with questions.

    Thank you.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic