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How the **** do I edit my home page? (6 posts)

  1. Moessap
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Excuse the language, I'm just getting really frustrated.

    I feel like a complete moron asking this, but I see no option anywhere to edit my "home" page, i.e. the page you land on when you type in my url.

    I've created a bunch of other pages and edited them fine, but I see no option to edit my home page. It's not listed in my pages section, and I see no where else to go to to edit it.

    Thank you very much to anyone who can help.

    Matt

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is your home page a blog/posts page? If so, the template file is /wp-content/themes/{themename}/index.php

    If its a special page, it depends on the theme. Often template file home.php, same folder I just mentioned.

  3. Moessap
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey, thanks a lot for the reply.

    Ok, I'm a bit of a newbie at this, so excuse my ignorance.

    I'm not even sure if my homepage is a blog page... I don't think so. I'm not sure exactly where I go to access the pages you mentioned if it is though. Am I doing this through an ftp server, or can I access these through my dashboard?

    The template is Chrome Revolution if that helps.

    Thanks again.

  4. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There are two possible parts to editing a "page" in WordPress. If you want to change the visual styling or overall layout of the page, you edit the theme template. Theme template files are in folder
    /wp-content/themes/{themename}/

    There are PHP files that intermix with HTML.

    If you are talking about editing the CONTENT of your pages, you do this in the WP editor, where there are posts (more than one article displaying on a page) and "pages", which are just posts that don't change often (like About, Contact, etc.) In WP those pages are called Static Pages

    To see which WP static page is displaying as your homepage, go to
    Admin / Settings / Reading and see what is your static home page (or front page). Then you can edit that page in the WP page editor window. While you are looking at that page in the editor, look to the right of the editor window, in the Template pulldown, to see if its using the default template or a custom template. The default template for a page is page.php, but theme developers can create custom page templates - if one is specified for your homepage, you will again find it in /wp-content/themes/{themename}/ with a name that at least loosely corresponds with the custom template name in the template pulldown.

    You may want to spend some time with
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress
    which is a lot of info about many topics, basic to more advanced.

    Its a completely different way of thinking about creating pages, and it takes a bit to get oriented.

  5. Moessap
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ahh... THANK YOU!

    I went to settings/reading and changed it from having my home page as a post to having it as a static page... problem solved.

    Thanks a lot for your help... I appreciate it. I'll read up on that other stuff you mentioned.

  6. AzHomeAdvice
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay...I have been trying to follow this to no avail. My site is http://www.ArizonaHomeAdvice.com and I am wanting to edit the text on my "home" page which is where my blog posts. I simply want to change my title from "Associate Broker" to "Designated Broker". The guy that set this up for me is nowhere to be found. Can anyone splain this to me?

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