Powering whole site with WP but keeping Blog as is (6 posts)

  1. contempophoto
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Guys,

    I have a site that is currently self coded with PHP but with a WP blog (http://www.contempophotography.co.uk)
    However, I now want WP to power the whole site but keep the existing blog as it is in the same location.
    I have thought about moving the WP to the root but then how do I re-establish the blog in its original location as it is and make the home page a static page, essentially similar to my current page structure (with a few mods)
    I have started working on the other static pages within admin but this has me stumped!

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can set WP to take over the root domain without physically moving all of the files. See Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    After that, it's all logistics rather than technical details. Set up a new category called Blog and file all posts under that category. Then make all of your existing categories children of Blog.

  3. contempophoto
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks esmi. This is now challenging my knowledge of WP so apologies if I'm sounding thick here!

    I have read the link thanks and am still a bit confused. If I move to the blog to the root directory, do I not then have the blog as my site root index page but not a separate blog page in the /blog/ directory - does that make sense? I'm not sure how making the category 'Blog' and the children will help?

    If I then add posts, will they not then be posted to the site index page, rather than the separate blog page that I am trying to maintain?
    Essentially I want the site root index now to be a static WP page rather than self php coded and the blog to be what it currently is?

    Apologies if I am misunderstanding or not getting the grips of this, really appreciate your help.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I assumed you'd want to create a static front page.

  5. contempophoto
    Posted 5 years ago #

    AHA! Cheers esmi, that is exactly what I was needing. Appreciate your patience, help and uber quick response :-)

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No problem :-)

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