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I have over 3000 pages - I want a different main page. (1 post)

  1. valevan
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    I set up my website using WordPress. The goal, to have about 70 pages directly linked to the main page (my landing page) and most of those pages having anywhere from 5 to 200 blogs coming off each of those.

    All seemed well and good until i realized that the reason I was seeing 'no parent' as the parent page of each of my 70 pages was because my main page is not a page at all, but merely a blog post!

    Oh, no, what to do!

    I tried creating an identical page to my initial blog main one. I also went into the settings>reading and checked off that I wanted the main page to land on this new page. I attempted to then begin transferring the 70 pages underneath that newly created page (copy of the original main blog).

    But I soon found out that it won't work, because when I go to the second tier of pages, the url shows three tiers. I want my second tier of pages to have urls that show only two tiers.

    this is what i want
    http://www.mainpage.com/
    http://www.mainpage.com/child-page/
    http://www.mainpage.com/child-page/grandchild-page/blog

    but instead I have this
    http://www.mainblog.com/newlycreatedpage/child-page/grandchild-page/blog

    I'm a complete newbie and not familiar with unusual jargon-like web building terms. Is it possible for me to change out the main blog landing site for a main web page, and switch the other child pages over to it so I can have a clean-looking url string?

    At this point I am considering trashing over 3000 pages and starting from scratch!

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