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  • Hi Guys,

    What is the best way to have both a wordpress website, and a wordpress blog? Can you have them running of one instal?

    I did search around, but would like would like your advice.
    Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

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  • Absolutely – to create the static portion of your site, add Pages.
    To create the blog portion of your site, name one of your pages Blog. Then, add Posts.
    Under Settings > Reading, set your posts page as Blog and another page as your Home Page.
    You’re all set.

    esmi

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    That depends. Do you want them to use the same theme?

    I assumed it could be done, and i have built a wordpress websites before but never with an actual blog section ha

    Thanks for the advice pixelpointpress

    ESMI – yes the theme is the same (this time), but if i didnt want to keep the theme in the future you would advice using 2 instals?

    esmi

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    Yes. If there’s any chance that you will want to separate the site from the blog, it would be far easier to start with 2 different installs in the first place. Something like the site install in root and the blog install in a blog sub-folder would be the best way, I’d imagine.

    Ok brill, thanks for the extra info ESMI

    I know it was only a basic question and i thank you for your mature answers

    very rare to see a quick resonse on a forum without troll rage!!

    esmi

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    We do try to avoid rage – except on a really, really, bad day πŸ˜‰

    ha πŸ˜› I hope its not tooo bad a day?

    Ok my next question is how would i allow people to comment my blog posts? I’ve just set a quick one up on a site i run and i only get the pure info, no please leave a comment, etc

    is this something i need to set up in the backend? and what is the best way of doing this to avoid too much spam?

    esmi

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    Have you configured WP to allow comments via Settings -> Discussion?

    Yep that all seems to be ticked in the right place
    and also on the blog pages themselves

    esmi

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    What theme are you using? Are you sure that it supports commenting?

    Im not sure tbh its a theme that has been developed for the site. If is dosent how hard is it to add that option?

    If it’s a theme not developed for WordPress, your last question may be outside the per-vu of this forum. Time to break out the Google and start researching.

    Well its a theme i’ve put together, so what i need to know what is the difference between a normal web theme and a blog theme? can i add a section to my theme that will control the blog comments?

    esmi

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    Forum Moderator

    There’s no real sub-division between themes for sites and themes for blogs. It’s all down to the layouts they use on their generated pages and what functionality is, or isn’t included. Have you reviewed Theme_Development?

    Ok, Thanks Esmi i will have a look (y)

    Do you also know, for example if posts are already used for a news section. Would it be poss to categories the news posts to appear in the news section and blog posts to appear in the blog section?

    Sorry if that’s a bit confusing

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