[resolved] Best way to add a page that doesn't follow theme? (5 posts)

  1. shawncbarry
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm a graphic designer, not a developer, so I'm savvy, but not knowledgeable - I don't know code - FYI. Anyway...

    I've built a site using wordpress, with a theme that works with the style of posting I do. I have plugins for playing videos and all seems to be working fine (after several weeks of working on it, and learning on the fly). My last hurdle (until I try installing the eCommerce plugin) is that I'm trying to create a static landing page, but one that DOESN'T use the theme. In other words, I'd like it to be a static page with a unique image and some text, but I'd like it to exclude the header image and navigation bar used by the theme. Is there a wordpress way to do it?

    If I have to create a separate html page using Dreamweaver, fine. In that case, how do I point the landing at that page?

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance...

  2. dremeda
    Sucuri Wizard
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So you want the new page styled differently and you want it to be your main landing?

    A page can use a custom template that will allow you to style differently than other pages. This can have it's own unique page style, top to bottom.

    I am not sure if you're trying to make this your main landing page but if so, you can manipulate what page is landed on by default by Creating a Static Front Page.

    Hope this helps.


  3. shawncbarry
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Dre - I know about setting a static page as the landing page, and I've already done that, but the page uses the theme (header image and nav bar), but I'd like to eliminate/customize those elements. I'll look into the custom template suggestions.

  4. dremeda
    Sucuri Wizard
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No worries.

    With a custom template, you can use existing header/footer or include your own custom inside the template. This should give you the flexibility to do what you need.

    Happy New Year!

  5. shawncbarry
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, though as I look into this, you need to write code to create the custom template. English translation ...call a developer.

    Thanks for the help, anyway...

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