I think I finally solved this. I made a permalink to the blog page at
www.mysite.com/index. Now the blog page and all static pages work in WordPress 2.7.1.
I think the situation I had is quite common. I had a web site at http://www.mysite.com with a directory
www.mysite.com/blog that contained the WordPress installation. I then decided to put the entire web site in WordPress to use it like a CMS at
Here were my steps (this site is using WP in Dutch, so I hope I got it right for English):
- I used the documentation at http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress to move the blog to the root directory
- Using Administration > Pages > Create New, I created:
-- a "Hoofdpagina" ("Home" in English) page with a permalink
-- a "Blog" page with a permalink
-- Both pages use the default "kubrik" page template without modifications.
- Using Administration > Settings > Reading. I selected:
-- Front page displays
-- A static page (select below)
--- Front page: Hoofpagina
--- Posts page: Blog
- In my menus I linked:
-- Hoofdpagina ("Home" in English) to
<a href="/index.php" title="Hoofdpagina">Hoofdpagina</a>
-- Blog to
<a href="/index/" title="Blog">Blog</a>
- I don't like the following in browsers, but can live with it:
-- The blog is shown as
-- The Hoofdpagina (Home) is shown as
- Some older posts on this forum talk about modifying templates, but I did not get this working and it should not need to be done in WP 2.7.
- I found it useful to use the "kubrik" default theme to get this working before dealing with other template issues.
- I have no idea if this had anything to do with moving my WordPress installation to http://www.mysite.com/blog to http://www.mysite.com/
- I had to fix all image paths, but that had to do with moving the blog, rather than the problem with the static front page.
- I happen to be using Spry menu's, but this should not matter.