[resolved] How to set link to set as home page? (5 posts)

  1. maorb
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I want to add a link on my site to let users set it as their browser's home page.
    How can that be done?


  2. monkeymynd
    Posted 6 years ago #

    From what I can tell, you need to use javascript to do this. There are a number of online generators that will create the code for you. Here's one I found: http://www.webmaster-affiliates.net/set-homepage.php

    I can't tell you if it will work or not, but it should be a step in the right direction.

  3. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

  4. maorb
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks, I found those too.
    Seems that there's no way to do that for Firefox also, it's not supportable..

  5. forecoms
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have found this code very useful because I setup the sites in a subfolder of the root directory then when I am ready to make it public I make an index.htm (or index.html) file with the code below.
    Change the Welcome text and the URL including the page ID for the home page. I have left an example of a club site which is just about to go public to replace the current site.

    This code sets the site up in a frame so it also hides the page ids etc from view which is specially handy if using Joomla but just a good with WordPress.

    Just copy the code below into Notpad and save as index.htm and upload to the site.

    I hope this helps
    Kid regards
    Alan White

    Start of code------------------------------

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
    <title>Welcome To change this to what you want at the top</title>
    <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 4.0">
    <meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">

    <frameset framespacing="0" border="0" rows="*,1" frameborder="0">
    <frame name="top" src="http://www.chatswoodtm.org.au/wpsite/?p=1" scrolling="auto">
    <frame name="bottom" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" noresize>

    <p>This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them.</p>


    End of code ------------------

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