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Migrating blog pages to static (3 posts)

  1. jwm57
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am new to WP, but not to computers or the internet. My host has installed WP and set me up on it. My intent, for the many years I've had this site, has been a traditional web site (as contrasted to the more transient blog). I see from Lisa Sabin-Wilson's tutorial (WP for Dummies) that I can do both with WP.

    OK, now to the question. Before I got the hang of setting up the static pages I posted a number of articles in the blog section - can I change those articles, each individually to static pages?

    I also intend to make my home page the initial static page I've set up (which is now the home page for http://www.murphsays.com/blog - if you go to http://www.murphsays.com without the index you will see an "in progress" home page set up on my host). There are instructions in Lisa's book for bringing the WP static page to the forefront, but I'm a bit nervous about executing them. Rather than extend this question may I ask you to go to http://www.murphsays.com/blog where you will find the static pages that each state my intent for them. "Test page", on the side bar, is the intended list of static pages. "Blog" is just what it says. And Murph Says is the intended "home page". On each my planned intent for the site is shown.

    Best, Jon

  2. obscure
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #


    can I change those articles, each individually to static pages?
    I don't think you can change them but it will only take a moment to cut and paste the text from the blog posts into pages (then delete the blog posts).

    ...if you go to http://www.murphsays.com without the index you will see an "in progress" home page set up on my host).

    That page is index.html and it will likely cause a conflict with WPs index.php so you will need to delete it.


    There are instructions in Lisa's book for bringing the WP static page to the forefront, but I'm a bit nervous about executing them.
    Just make sure that you keep track of what you do so that you can undo it again if something should go wrong.

  3. jwm57
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Obscure,

    Thanks for the answer, I should have thought of that. But although I said I'm not new to computers my active days were as an assembly language programmer in real time systems, and my early PC experience was in DOS. My aging mind gets a bit nervous about doing things blindly when under the control of layers of software (WP being run by Windows, etc.). I understand the cut and paste, and will try it. But should you read this I'd appreciate a bit of coaching. As I understand "cut and paste" under windows it is a process of selecting an origin and a destination, then "cutting" from the origin and going to the destination in order to "paste". It seems the text remains in some sort of limbo until pasted (or the system is shut down). A parallel to a "move to file" followed by a "copy from file", but without having to designate the file.

    A bit of coaching, if you please.

    Best, Jon

  4. obscure
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry, don't understand what help you need.

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