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  • Hi there – I have not yet installed WordPress as I would like to clarify a few things first. Also, please note that I am a complete WP “idiot” – no experience whatsoever, so much of the “techie” language simply goes over the top of my head. However I am willing to learn…
    I would like to create a blog as part of my website with the following requirements:
    A static page (i.e. welcome, explanation, etc) I do not necessarily need posts to this page.
    Three other pages (I’m gathering that these may have to be sub-domains?) (the rationale being that I will have three “types” of information which need to be kept separate but will have the same welcome page)
    I am hosting on an independent server, which allows one database

    My basic questions are:
    Is this possible?
    How would I go about setting this up
    Finally (and yes, I know this probably a dumb question but bear with me please!) do I actually install everything on the host server and edit it from there, or do I have to to install locally and on the host server and edit locally and the upload to host??

    Any help would be really appreciated. I have googled myself in circles, and now only seem more confused than ever (probably as a result of the fact that my IT-speak is limited at best. Many thanks1
    Jude

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  • A static page (i.e. welcome, explanation, etc) I do not necessarily need posts to this page

    no problem – a simple admin setting

    Three other pages (I’m gathering that these may have to be sub-domains?) (the rationale being that I will have three “types” of information which need to be kept separate but will have the same welcome page

    not sure exactly what you mean – wp can easily do 3 pages with differing info

    do I actually install everything on the host server and edit it from there

    yes – or you can do an install locally also to work offline but definitely not the easiest or necessary at all.

    I am hosting on an independent server, which allows one database

    you can have as many installs in one db as you want
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_Multiple_Blogs#Single_Database

    Many thanks for this, I’m not sure that I have explained my purpose for the three separate pages terribly well, so please forgive me! I would like one static welcome page (explaining what the blog is about) to which no posts will be added. I would then like three separate pages (can be clarified as a “blog within a blog”, i.e. these would have the actual posts, share the same static welcome page, and each have multiple authors. I have installed WordPress and am currently doing the setup so your input would be greatly appreciated.
    Judith

    Many thanks for this, I’m not sure that I have explained my purpose for the three separate pages terribly well, so please forgive me! I would like one static welcome page (explaining what the blog is about) to which no posts will be added. I would then like three separate pages (can be clarified as a “blog within a blog”, i.e. these would have the actual posts, share the same static welcome page, and each have multiple authors. I have installed WordPress and am currently doing the setup so your input would be greatly appreciated.
    Judith

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