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Make my 'About' page not a post (4 posts)

  1. jlar0che
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am wondering how I can make the information on my about page not a post. Right now it is simply a post just like any other, and is searchable. I basically just want static information in my About page.

    my site is http://www.currentperspectives.org

  2. Agus Suhanto
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In WordPress there are: posts and pages. To store 'static' information, use pages. Actually it's not static in the notion of static HTML files, but it's designed as representation of 'static' pages. More about post vs page is here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/.

    However if you want a static HTML file for about page, just create the HTML anywhere and then create a menu item which URL is set to the HTML file.

  3. jlar0che
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks.

    The problem is that if I make an HTML file with my 'About' info and then simply make the page link to it (for example, with the 'Page Links To" plugin), I won't have the formatting and layout the rest of the site has.

  4. Agus Suhanto
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you want to have physical file for the page, but you're still want consistent formatting of the whole site, you can try page template. Create a page template inside your theme, then create an empty WordPress page from admin screen, and set the page template to use the template you just created. Then you can put the content for the page in the page template file.

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