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  • Hi,

    I’m sure there must be an easy answer to this. I’d like to change the name of the “front” page of my site from the default “Home” to “Blog”. I don’t want to change anything about how this page operates/what it displays (I’ve made some changes to the index.php file to exclude some post categories) – I just want to change the name so that the menu navigation and URIs show “Blog” instead of “home”.



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You’ll most likely have a wp_list_pages somewhere. For example, mine says

<div id="menu"><ul><li><a href="./">Home</a></li><?php wp_list_pages('sort_column=menu_order&title_li='); ?></ul></div>

See how the Page List is generated by PHP, but the “Home” is manually written in front of the code? You’ll have something like that too.

The only reference I can find to list_pages in the header file is:

<?php wp_list_pages(‘title_li=’); ?>


You need to open your header.php file. Log into your Administrator section (wp-admin). Go to PRESENTATION > THEME EDITOR. On the RIGHT-HAND side where it says “Autumn etc theme files” and find header.php or just Header and open it.

Find this line:
<li><a href="<?php echo get_settings('home'); ?>">Home</a></li>

Change only the word “Home” to “Blog”. Leave the get_settings('home') part alone.

Thanks, Gummybear – simple as that.


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