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Making another page ' home' page within WP (6 posts)

  1. cassady
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just switched from movable type to wordpress and I am just finding out how things work. I set up a site using the BLIX template. I would like to intergrate my journal into a site with multiple pages. So far no problem, I can simply add pages. However my 'home' page is the blog page but I would like to set another page (introduction page) as my 'home' page. I would like that new page to be on the left side of the navigation bar and switch the former 'home' button (which I will rename 'news') to the right end of the bar. Can anyone help me do that?

    Thanks

  2. carnold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I too am using this blix theme and trying the same thing you are. I am using the semiologic static front page and the blix "home" page needs to be renamed/moved. Please, lets keep each other informed as to how we make this work. So i could not offer any help at this present time.

  3. cassady
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks I just tried the static front page, but I am not sure if this will work for me. I understand you can still use a normal blog when using the static page but you will have to follow this procedure:

    FAQ: I want a static front page and a normal blog
    1. Use the static front page plugin normally
    2. Create a category called 'Blog', make it the default category, and put every post in it
    3. Link to the 'Blog' category in your navigation menu

    When I use static frontpage the page has an empty right sidebar. I would like the page to look like the default template (about page for instance). So I would have to do something about that as well. I was hoping there was some other way I could make this work. I basicaly want my introduction page at http://www.mydomain.com and my blog at http://www.mydomain.com/news (while still having the entire thing powered bu WP). It sounds really easy, but.... :) I will keep you informed...

  4. Have you read this:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page

    The short version is, you can have a static front page that looks exactly like your site very easily and by having WP installed in a folder.

    If WP is in the root, then a normal blog index does not apply, unless, as you, you have a special cetegory for it. Note either one can be done without plugins.

  5. cassady
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, I will look into it further when I get back home. I appreciate your replies.

  6. cassady
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay so far so good, I made a static page. I do have a bit of trouble making it look like a default page without the right sidebar. I suppose it has got something to do with:

    <div id="content" class="narrowcolumn">

    But I am not sure how I should change that.

    More importently though I would also like to see this static page in my navigation bar. On the left side if possible but any place will do (however if the static page would be on the left side, the news/blog button would have to be moved to the right). Also the hyperlinked blog name in the banner should point to the static page, in this case the root directory. No idea how to accomplish that though :( I am sorry if I am being a pain in the ass but I am just very very new to this php stuff. I am eager to learn though :)

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