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[resolved] How to Add Static HTML Page as Homepage to WordPress blog (5 posts)

  1. jpek00
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey, I'm looking for a way to use a static html page as the homepage to my website. Then have links in the footer to my wordpress blog. I've looked at possibly by making a "splash page?"

    I've searched hi and low for answers, but havent found one yet. Please let me know if you have suggestions, Thanks.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Create a custom page template for your home page that incorporates the markup that you want to use. Use Admin/Page/Add New to create and publish a new page for the front of your blog using the new custom template.

    Navigate to Admin/Settings/Reading

    Under "Front page displays", check "static page", choose your new WordPress page from the dropdown and then save your changes.

  3. peterking
    Posted 7 years ago #

    One thing I do is install WordPress at the /blog directory and then just create a regular html index page for the root domain.

    OR, you can install wordpress at the root and then go into your editor (in the Appearance or Design tab - depending on what version of WP you're using) and edit the main index page template.

    There might be a better way to do it, but that's how I've done it.

    Hope that helps...

  4. Shane G
    Posted 7 years ago #


    To set the static page refer this article:

    [spam link removed]

  5. jpek00
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks for the help, i ended up getting the splashpage plugin

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