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  • I want to create a temporary static page for my blog. It would be a page with a image that you click on to enter my main blog url site. How do I do this?

    I’ve tried already with not much luck. I created a subfolder in my root folder and created an index.php file but when I tested that page nothing was showing and I could not figure out how to incorporate the image in the index.php. I also created a php template file in my themes folder and then pointed my Admin>Settings>General Blog URL to that template page but it did not have the desired effect.

    So quick and easy who has a tutorial or the way forward to create my splash page?


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  • whooami



    thats pathetically easy.

    install wordpress in a folder named blog.
    put splash page at root of domain.
    link to blog or whatever from that page.

    wordpress is already installed. Can I copy my root files into the blog folder and then link to blog?




    yes, as long as you follow the directions for moving wordpress

    cool. thanks




    make sure you copy the directories too, though. (just to make sure that you understood that..)

    you need to end up with /blog/wp-content/… and blog/wp-admin/… and so on .. AND the files from the root directory.

    Does that make sense?

    It does. Thanks

    Old post but here’s a much slicker method that doesn’t involve moving anything.

    1. Create your splash page as a WP page.
    2. Edit the index.php of your theme: put

    Template Name: Latest Posts

    at the top of it.
    3. Create a WP page called “Latest Posts” or whatever tickles your fancy. Don’t put any text on it; just set its template (over on the right in the ‘attributes’ section’ to “Latest Posts”.

    You may also want to go into your header.php and change the link on the blog’s title to point to the “latest posts” page.

    or use the plugin maintenance mode and create a custom 503.php template.

    The website can still be accesed by logged users.

    Much easier procedure is here:

    Put the proposed image and the introductory blah blah on the “Home” page described. You are done.


    Yes, you are right. After I read again the request, the maintenance plugin, has not that purpose.

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