Changing the index of my blog to a page (and not the blog itself) (6 posts)

  1. kath
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am an utter wordpress n00b, and I'm trying to make a wedding registry with wordpress. I was wondering if there was some simple and easy way to set the index of your wordpress blod to something other than the blog page with all the posts. (IE, set it to a different page via the wordpress admin panel).

    The other ways I have thought of of doing this are:
    - change the template for the index.php file since I really don't need the posts displayed on an index page like that and I'd prefer not to have one at all.
    -Do the "give wordpress its own directory" thing, only backwards (move the index file and not the rest of the wordpress files) and then make a page with all appropriate links on it.

    I'm php-ignorant but I am willing to learn and I plan on making a theme for it anyway, so telling me some PHP stuff will fall on n00b ears but not be passed over.

  2. monkeypup
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you just make an html page called index.html, it will take precedence in browsers. You can then link into your wordpress files as you like.

  3. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The simplest way: save your theme's index.php as home.php and edit to your liking.

  4. kath
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have an index.html page in there already and it doesn't take precedece.

    changing it to home.php works but I'm not sure now to get the permalinks to work, :S.

  5. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, if you have an index.html and an index.php in the ame folder - that's no a good idea.
    Yes, having the html index ... might kill the permalinks :)

  6. mores
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i am not certain, but i think wordpress 2 has a function to specify which page should be the landing page i.e. splash page.

    this is in reply to a 10month old thread :)

    i am currently looking to create a wedding site as well ... and looking for wedding-style layouts :)

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