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Powering whole site with WP but keeping Blog as is

  • 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.

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

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

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

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    No problem 🙂

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