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  • Hi – I would like my home page to same design as the blog theme.. static. It’s important to me that the home page be and not (or some other file)

    Do I install wordpress in the root of the site or in a subdirectory? there are too many conflicting answers out there – please someone.. with a brand new installation – nothing to backtrack and save – what should I / how do I do this?

    This will be on an independently hosted site

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  • You should install wordpress (2.1, 2.0 doesn’t have this feature built-in) in the root of the site. Then create two pages, one for your static homepage, and one named blog or whatever you want for a name. Content doesn’t matter for the second, some lorem ipsum will do. Then go to wp-admin->options->reading where you can select your static frontpage. For the posts page select the page you created for your blog. That’s it.

    ok thanks – i’m gonna dive in and try

    I have a further question. can I make it so that is displayed even though it’s really when someone types only the url

    ? This is a rather important step for optimizing a site. If it doesn’t do that automatically, can rewrites be written to do this in the .htaccess (not that I know how)?

    You could do that, don’t know if it’s in the .htaccess or in the dns settings though.

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