Changing Your Blog’s Front Page

Posted by Neville on November 30, 2010 under Blogging, How To | Comments are off for this article

Using A Static Page As The Front Page.

When using WordPress it is possible, and sometimes desirable, to make the first page that readers see, a page other than your latest post. For just a short time I have set up the blog here to take readers directly to an offer where they can sign up for a blog, hosted here at dotrim.

This offer has been promoted by a campaign at APSense, and it makes sense to take the participants in that campaign directly to that offer. I think that’s often called a Splash page.

Static PageHere is how to set up a static page for your blog.

  • Log in to the admin dashboard and select the Settings option.
  • From the Settings Menu select Reading.
  • From the ReadingĀ Settings page find the Front page display options. They should be at the top of the page.
  • Click the Radio Button for A Static Page.
  • Then select from the drop down box the page that you want to be your front page.
  • Finally click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the ReadingĀ Settings page.
  • All done!

When you want to change back to showing your most recent post as your front page, just repeat the process but choose Your latest post as the Front page display option.

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