Support » Fixing WordPress » URL Question(s) – index.php and blog page

  • Hi everyone,

    This is my first time working with WordPress, and thus far, it’s been quite a learning experience!

    I’m trying to use WP as a lite CMS. The site structure is going to include “home, about, portfolio, blog, and contact” pages. I’m having some issues with getting things straightened out.

    I want my index.php(home), about, portfolio, etc. pages to look completely different than my blog page. However, it seems that whenever I change index.php, it also changes the blog page.

    I have permalinks set up, and I also have the static front page plugin installed, but I am not using it right now. The reason being? Because when I activate it, I still get the same results. The index page ends up looking like the blog page.

    WordPress is installed at my root level. I am running my own theme.

    Do I need to change something with index.php? I tried creating a blog directory and sticking an index page in there, but that really screwed with the permalinks.

    Any advice would be awesome, as I plan on using WordPress a lot in the future. Thanks in advance.

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  • Well, there is a possibility to have your “home” page look different than the rest of the site: use a home.php template in your theme and style it as you wish. (see Template_Hierarchy)
    You can also make different Page templates Pages#Page_Templates.
    Additionally you can have a lot of different Templates for archives, categories etc.
    Wp is quite flexible, you just have dig a little bit into the templates/theme system 🙂

    You could, in principle, install WordPress twice (two separate locations), apply different themes to each and then interlink the two. Editing is then fragmented, but still…


    Installation 1: in

    Installation 2: under

    Link from one to the other. Moshu’s solution is probably better though.

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