custom intro page, different from theme (4 posts)

  1. thebigfatlamp
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I really apologise if this seems to be a redundant issue that has been resolved in the past. I have searched through the forums, and the solutions I have seen have not resolved my issue.

    What I am trying to do is to have a custom intro/start page that is separate from the rest of the web site's theme.

    When typing in the web domain http://www.screentestfest.org.uk/ I would like the web site to look like this: http://www.screentestfest.org.uk/home.php. After they arrive to that page, they could have the option to carry on to the web site that it currently looks like (http://www.screentestfest.org.uk)

    However, I cannot create any new page that does not automatically load the theme that is currently installed. Basically, I would like visitors to click through the start page to the actual web site.

    The reasoning behind this is that the festival in London is getting ready for 2012, but I would like visitors to be able to visit last year's festival's information.

    I have tried creating a home.php to see if that would override the index.php and become the start page. That did not work.

    I am not sure if I am making sense, but I really hope I am.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Take care

  2. ninjagowoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    home.php should override the front page....

    You can also change front page settings in the reading settings of wordpress to be a page instead of a blog feed.

  3. thebigfatlamp
    Posted 5 years ago #

    home.php for some reason does not override the front page. I read in another forum post that this is a possible solution. I am not sure if there is something else I need to do to make home.php override?

    Adding a new page and making that the front page in the reading settings is not a solution for me; because, each new page created is controlled by the theme. I want the home.php page to be completely unique from the rest of the web site that uses the theme.

    Thanks for replying!

  4. ninjagowoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you want to use an additional page instead of home.php, you can simply create a customized template for only that page.

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