creating a type of static home page (6 posts)

  1. JimmyMJB2
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This is basiclly a static homepage that i need. I would like it if a catagory is not selected then have it default to a static post/pic/ whatever. I want the catagories to remain seperate, and not all appear together on the home page or any page for that matter. I really dont want to move any directories or change urls to create a static home page. And i dont want to have to change all the links i have created that point to the wordpress directory. I would prefer to just alter the php code to have this condition within it.

  2. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Save you index.php in the theme folder as home.php and edit out/delete whatever you don't want, put in what you want to see there. Upload it and you are done.

  3. JimmyMJB2
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. I suppose i am missing something though, since i dont see any file called home.php. Just for kicks i created one and placed it in the same directory as the index.php to see how they interact.(my/WordPress/) The home file was ignored when i navigated to that directory in my browser. So then I altered the index.php file using the code form here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page

    "Examples: Typical Page"

    that worked except it would always display the static page no matter what catagory was selected. How can i get it to look at my file by default when the browser goes to that directory and not show any posts unless a link points to the index.php? If i cant do that is there somewhere i can tell word press in its own code, to just default to a picture unless a catagory is selected? I really dont want to change my home page by adding a file name to the url. Sorry, you might have to talk slowly to me.

    I should add that i have .../WordPress/ is my homepage. I cannot go any deeper into the root on the server. This is a shared server, so this is where my homepage is. I dont want to add another directory to point to as a home page inside this directory since i just set up a redirect that points to .../WordPress.

    Thanks again, cauz i am lost with this.

  4. JimmyMJB2
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think i found the solution on that page I just mentioned under the header " If WordPress is in Root".

    Thanks for your help, though.

  5. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Quoting myself:)
    Save you index.php in the theme folder as home.php
    and edit.
    Unless you edit it you don't see any difference, but yes, WP knows better - it will show home.php when you go to your WordPress directory. see Template_Hierarchy

  6. RuddO
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you cripple the home.php file that way, your blog is gone. Or you'll have to write awkward conditionals to let your blog pages show.

    This technique is way complicated. I devised a new two-step one.

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