I’m using WordPress as my CMS and also as a blog. I’d like to drive PPC traffic to my site and my question is about landing pages.
I’d like to be able to remove the navigation on selected pages, my landing pages. For example, if I make a page about toy trains that I sell with the goal of getting people to purchase from the page, I’d like the people seeing that page not to have any navigation options. That way, my PPC campaign doesn’t bleed traffic into the rest of my site; i’ll just have visitors either converting or going back.
But for the rest of my pages and posts, I’d like the navigation to show up as usual.
A secondary question I have (please answer the above first if you answer either of these) is about modifying the template of individual pages. Again, if I make landing pages, I’d like to be able to modify the template to make the text column wider, add certain elements mini sidebars and boxes etc. How can I do that for one page and not screw up the rest of my blog/site’s template?
If by pages you mean “Pages” then you need to look into creating special templates that you assign to the Pages that you want to look different. These can lack the navigation links. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Stepping_Into_Templates for a start.
For the second question, you can link templates to different style sheets, making the layout on those pages different from the others, or use the same style sheet but different classes/ids on the divs.
As for the other Q: I don’t know of any method to have different single post views – randomly.
However, one option might be, if all your “landing posts” are in the same category. In that case you might be able to use the post_template_by_category plugin.
Note. Be careful when talking about “pages” – Pages in WP have a totally different meaning!
Thanks a lot you guys! You’ve answered my question perfectly!
Actually, I need to reopen this thread. It’s occurred to me that having a special template page for landing pages will just be effective while they’re on that page. Once they navigate beyond the initial page, the rest of the navigation will appear.
I’m looking for a plugin to check referring URLs and display navigation accordingly, essentially. I input a list of URLs and navigation to be displayed and we’re done. If any of you reading this can do this work, please post a quote below or email me gab a t seo roi dot com .
I was searching for something similar and found these:
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