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[resolved] Add "blog" page /static front page (9 posts)

  1. thesteelydane
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I use this for my website. Normally the frontpage displays the 10 last blog posts, but I would like to have a static front page AND a "blog" page that I can link to as a normal page in the sidebar.

    Can anyone tell me how to do this? I have no experience with coding, but I understand the principle of what the different php files do.

    My page is http://www.thesteelydane.com

    Hope someone can help....

    Nicolaj

  2. wpbct7
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can configure the front page in Options --> Reading --> Front page.

  3. thesteelydane
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you for your reply. That's exactly what I did, and I now have it set to a static front page (a sort of about/welcome page). What I would like is to also have a "blog" page. Right now the only way you can get to my blog is click on a specific category.

  4. thesteelydane
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oohhh, I am stupid. You were right, the reason I didn't have a blog page was that I hadn't created it yet.

    All is well now!

  5. d1ana
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem as Nicolaj too. However, when I went to Options --> Reading --> Front page, there is no such option to configure it there. My current version of WP is the most updated version.

    Anyone can help please.

  6. thesteelydane
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That sounds really strange...are you sure you are looking in the right place? It's under "settings" --> "reading" --> "Front page displays" . Make sure you have at least 2 pages so you can set one to be your static front page and the other your blog.

  7. pascoedj
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The steelydane:

    what exactly did you put in your /blog page ? I have tried the same thing at http://rosacea-support.org but cannot get a /blog page or link or redirect to go to my posts without cheating and linking to http://rosacea-support.org/?page=1 instead.

    davidp.

  8. pascoedj
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK I can't believe how thick I was being.

    There are 2 settings, one for the front page - make this a wordpress page that you have populated with your landing page content.

    The second is for a "Posts page: ". Create any old empty page using the wordpress editor. I created a totally empty page called "blog". Select this - voila - you have a blog URL and a CMS for a web site.

    Here is a screengrab - so you don't have to be as thick as I was.
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/rosaceaforum/17-03-20094-02-18PM.png

    davidp.

  9. cssnoob
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ok, on that line of thought.....I have a page running with the static home page and now I am going to add the blog but when I add it as a static page the footer jumps up to the right side of the header and my background disappears

    thoughts?

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