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  • Hi,

    I want to create a site that’s essentially a collection of linked articles – I’m very familiar with using WP for blogging, but in this case I don’t want a linear / sequential flow and the date that each article is published would be meaningless. Is there a simple theme that will allow a front page that’s an index, or table of contents to other posts that are only accessible from the links?

    Ideally I’d like to use the usual blog post editor to create the various articles.

    Thanks a lot for any help.

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Jan Dembowski.
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  • You can always use a static page for your home page, and put whatever you want on it.
    And you can put whatever you want in your menu.
    The category or date archive pages will still be accessible, but you don’t have to link to them. You can also use a plugin to change the rewrite rules so that the standard pages are not produced.
    Many themes don’t put navigation links on the single post page (I never liked those). And especially if you just use Pages, not Posts, then there is no navigation, no dates, and no taxonomy pages.

    The problem with this is that you can’t predict where the user will enter your site. Not everyone starts at the home page.
    I experienced this just yesterday, when I read somewhere about a topic and searched Google, finding the site’s announcement category page. But it didn’t have links to the home or all of its own pages (including the first announcement which only showed an excerpt), since the other article referenced something about finding related software at their site. So I was unable to find what they said was there (no search either). It was very frustrating.

    Thread Starter lonegroover


    Thanks a lot Joy, I’ll try using Pages and see how it goes. Appreciate the help. I’m not too concerned about the point of entry for this particular application.

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