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  • I want to keep a welcome message persistent on my homepage. I just posted my second blog to my site, and now it appears top on the homepage. How can I change this around?

    Thanks
    Jacob

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  • Couple potential plugins: adhesive from http://www.asymptomatic.net/wp-hacks (caveat UP FRONT! I seem to be the only person in the world today who can make this one work with 1.5.2. YMMV); and there’s something similar in the Chaitgear package from http://www.chait.net. I think there’s another one out there too, but can’t remember what it is now. Try using the “get plugins” link from the admin plugins page….

    i’m in the wp repository but i don’t see these plugins?

    If it is a static message, just put it in your index file above the loop and use a conditional for is_home() . Nobody says everything you write has to be a post.

    can you explain the conditonal some more? I don’t write PHP, however I do hardcode HTML, so I do have some code editing skills.

    Also, how many blogs appear on the homepage? Can you limit it?

    You can limit the number of posts displayed through the admin/Options/Reading selections.

    <?php if (is_home()) { ?>
    Welcome to my site you bunch of low lifes…
    <?php } ?>

    vkaryl: the question was how to make a “welcome” post stay at the top. I was suggesting, “Forget the post, just include a welcome message in the index page.”

    Quoting poster: “Also, how many blogs appear on the homepage? Can you limit it?”

    What I was answering….

    🙂

    I recommend either of 2 choices:
    (1) A “sticky post” plugin to keep your intro-post at the top
    (2) or you can go into your Admin > Manage > Files > Main Template, and put some
    <p>introductory welcome text inside a paragraph tags like this</p>

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