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Replacing WP homepage without changing permalinks of blog posts (4 posts)

  1. Esra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    We have an active blog here: http://www.mideastyouth.com

    But we'd like to replace this homepage view with this one: http://www.mideastyouth.com/new-home/

    Easy to do but, how do I move the current homepage to /blog while maintaining the current post URL structure? To clarify, we'd like the posts to stay accessible with the current permalinks, instead of having the posts appear with /blog in the URL. Only this view would appear when you click on /blog (the view now on mideastyouth.com), but then somehow we want the posts in them to keep their current URLs without /blog in it.

    Any ideas on whether or not something like this is possible? And if so any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

  2. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi. If your new home page has static content only, you can try following this Codex Article: Creating_a_Static_Front_Page.
    LMK if that helps.
    Cheers!

  3. Esra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks!!

    It looks like we have no choice but to change the permalinks right? So if I name the page /blog then all the posts will now have /blog in the URL?

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

  4. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your question seems to indicate that a static front page might not be what you are looking for. As per the article:

    `Unlike a traditional WordPress "blog" front page, featuring the The WordPress Loop, which generates a list of your most recent posts, the static front page is a customized Page that displays static content. It can be customized to direct people to featured content, or highlight posts, articles, categories, or contributors.

    Instead, you might want to take a look here: Moving WordPress.
    Cheers!

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