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  • I want to create a site that consists mostly of static pages. It looks like WP 1.5’s new Pages feature will allow me to create the static pages easily. Yay!

    How do I set a static Page as the home page for my site? I do not want any “blog” material on the home page. The only page that should have blog-type material at this point in time is the News page. All the others will be static Pages.

    (I want to basically recreate my current site using WP. The overall structure should be the same.)

    What options do I have to set? Or what files do I need to change? In my test install, it was simple to create a new page, but I do not see how to easily set it as the home page.

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  • This is exactly what I want to do. No comments, no front page blog, mostly “static” pages. Is there currently a definitive guide to doing this?

    This is what I need as well… there are literaly hundreds of posts on static pages and I have done several searches already. Does anyone know an easy way around this? Will the next version of WP have a ‘homepage’ feature?

    If a site moderator could consolidate all these ‘static’ posts it might make it easier on everyone. Though I see that as a huge task to ask anyone.

    Anywho, I have seen several examples about moving ‘blogs’ and changing the front-page code (with a plugin)… in my own experience I just gutted the ‘loop’ from the index.php. It worked, but then my categories no longer functioned and I was back to where I started. 🙁
    Is there something I can add (php wise) that will allow me to still use the categories but not display everything on the home page?

    As a user with no php experience or database knowledge I have been highly impressed with WP. So thank you to its creators for all their hard work and time.

    Read up on this thread, it talks about exactly what you’re trying to do.

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