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How to create a static home page and remove post d (5 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I want to use WP to create an informational web site instead of a blog because I like the way I can easily add content, create categories etc. But there are a few basic things I need in order to do this.
    1) I need a home page that will have content that allways stays there like a static page. Now if I add content as a post it will get lost after I add other posts since I would normally want newer posts to show first.
    2) I would like the ability to have the option to post without having the date, time and 'filed under' data showing at the begining of the post. These types of posts would be used to display content that look like a regular web page. An example of this might be an FAQ page. (Note: I still want to be able to have some posts created as normal such that users can respond).
    Thanks!
    If anyone can show me how to do this easily I would really appreciate it. BTW - i am not a programmer so hopefully this will not involve programming!

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It sounds like you want a website with a blog.
    I use whisper ( http://www.whisper.cx ) to manage all my webpages apart from the blog. It's really easy to use, has templates, uses css and it html4.01 compliant.
    You can transfer the CSS between the two to maintain uniformity of appearance too.

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Podz. Yes I need a website more than a blog, but I thought using wordpress would be easy and I did not have to create pages, links, categories etc. I loaded Whisper, but I could not find any templates to use other than the default that was installed. Also could not figure out how to link pages together. It probably needs more tech expertize than I have!

  4. chad
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Probably the easiest way to do this is to make a bunch of copies of the index.php page and start messing around. See what happens when you remove things from certain parts. For example, see what happens when you remove <?php the_time() ?>, or <?php trackback_rdf(); ?>.
    If you back yourself into a corner just make note of what you did and start fresh with another copy of the index.php file.

  5. brasscupcakes
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    wow, I'd really like to do this too. I've got a great web page designer that's actually freeware (wysiwyg web builder, pablo software, pretty amazing and very easy) but I'd still prefer to do it with wordpress.

    I thought I'd instantly find a plug-in or something for it -- I'm surprised lots of people haven't tried getting a static front page.

    Anyhow, if I find a workaround or figure it out, I'll post.

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