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[resolved] New to WP, wish to set up a non-blog website (9 posts)

  1. Oded Ben-Ami
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I am new to WP. I'm hoping to be able to use it to create a very simple website (without a blog at this point). All that I need are two pages: a "home" page containing text, a picture and links to other pages (top horizontal), and a second "news" page, were I can keep my followers informed of upcoming future talks and other events.

    I know nothing about coding and I'm trying to achieve the above in as short a time as possible.

    Being more specific, here's what I would like to do with my home page:
    1) Start with a blank page
    2) Have two links at the top: Home, News
    3) Below the links I would like to have a picture and some text, both allowing me dragging and resizing.
    4) I would also like to redo the title, and edit the meta description and meta keywords.

    Very minimalistic.

    For the News page, I would just like to be able to put in new entries of upcoming events and delete those that are done.

    Your help is much appreciated

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    See creating a static front page and custom menu. You may also want to look at some of the event management plugins.

  3. Oded Ben-Ami
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    From "creating a static front page":

    Using the default configuration for a "static front page" in WordPress does not remove the sidebar or change the look of the entire site, just the content area.

    What I wish to do is clean out everything: header, footer, title, sidebar and apply my own design, without using code.

    Is this possible?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes - if you create a custom page template and apply that to your static front page.

  5. Oded Ben-Ami
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there a way, perhaps using an add-on, to design a webpage starting with a blank page, then placing elements using drag-and-drop ?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not unless you are prepared to create your own widget-ready page templates and stick to just using widgets.

  7. Oded Ben-Ami
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Creating a Static Front Page reads:

    3. Enable "Permalinks" to show the "page title" in the address, since /index.php?p=423 defeats the purpose of making a static front page.

    I'm not sure how to do this.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Choose one of the preset permalink structures.

  9. Oded Ben-Ami
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you.

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