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  • Hi! I just started using Pachyderm and am new to the whole blogging thing. I bought a domain recently too. I was wondering how I can have a static home page with recent blog posts as well. It could be a slide show or just a plug in. I’ve tried looking all over the internet, but I can’t seem to find anything that works with Pachyderm. If you could reply with really easy instructions that would be great! Thanks!

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  • Theme Author Caroline Moore

    (@sixhours)

    Hi! You can use a static home page with a Recent Posts sidebar widget to do this.

    You could also create a Sticky Post with your static content that would appear at the top of the home page, then recent posts would follow beneath.

    You could create a custom page template to display your posts the way you want, but that gets to programming and is not something I can explain easily.

    Pachyderm should work with most up-to-date, well-coded plugins — it’s a fairly basic theme as far as programming goes.

    Hope this helps!

    whyalexwhy

    (@whyalexwhy)

    Hi Caroline!

    I tried the sticky post on a recent post home page. It seemed to work, but my sticky post was too long for the preview of the sticky post. I was wondering how I could change the preview length to show the whole post for just this sticky post.

    Thank you!

    Theme Author Caroline Moore

    (@sixhours)

    Hi!

    It’s not an easy fix if you’re not comfortable with code, but you can create a child theme to overwrite Pachyderm’s content.php, then within your child theme’s content.php, add an if/then statement to check for sticky posts with is_sticky(), and output the_content() instead of the_excerpt() for those posts.

    just started using Pachyderm and am new to wordpress.com free blogs
    I am not a programer

    Pachyderm is a perfect theme for posting a poem on a static page.

    Is there a simple/easy way to remove the “Home”. Or is it possible to edit HOME and use it for a static article?

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