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  • #3843

    I would like to have a fixed homepage that never changes. This could be a fixed post. Is this possible?

    #43884

    Yup, click the habitat options button at the bottom, and then the mainpage options. Choose which page you want to set as your home page, and which page should continue the blog.

    #43886

    In MAINPAGE OPTIONS there is only one option for me to change, which is called – Exclude Categories. I don’t think this is what you are refering to is it?? There isn’t anything about choosing a page to set as the homepage. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place?

    #43887

    Hey,

    go to Settings > Reading – there you can set a static homepage. Choose “Front page displays” – “A static page” and select any page you like in the dropdown window.

    #43888

    sweet, all done. thanks Dude.

    #43889

    I have done this but the page doesn’t keep the avisio page format…..as the other pages do. the top green bar that is under the header disappears.

    http://organicgrocerweb.ca/wordpress/

    #43890

    I am having the same issue. When I created the first post IT appeared on the home/landing page. I want the visitor and clients to see WHO I AM and learn more about WHAT I DO. I Don’t want them to see the BLOG YET! So, the home/landing page is the first thing they see. However, once I added another post, the home/landing page 1st post moved down the blog.

    So, I had to create a post with a different category than the others (uncategorized). So, if they Click my ugly LOGO or HOME, they will see the introduction of WHO AND WHAT I DO.

    Then, I went to the MainPage Options and EXCLUDE all the categories from appearing on the homepage besides UNCATEGORIZED (silly, right!).

    WELL…See, when you go under SETTINGS and click READING

    - I clicked on STATIC Page

    Front page: on the drop down MENU, I don’t see HOME. So I LEFT that on SELECT

    Post Page: well, I selected BLOG from the drop down menu.

    Guess what happened, HOME, THE LOGO, AND THE BLOG LOOKED THE SAME.

    Does this make sense? http://www.pictureme2.com

    #43891

    Hey,

    @pictureme2: I’d suggest that you create a new page for WHAT I DO, WHO I AM, etc. Then go to Settings > Reading and select this page as static frontpage. Another thing you can try is to use the sticky post feature. Just make the post WHAT I DO, WHO I AM sticky (go to the post editor page – on the right side you’ll find the publishing settings (there you can make any post/posts) sticky. They’ll be always displayed on the top of your blog. This would allow you to display all/any categories you like on the blog page but your important posts would be on the top. I made a sscrenshot of the publishing options field:

    @webizm – to fix this open up header.php and replace:

    <?php

    #breadcrumb navigation
    if(!is_front_page()){

    if($k_option['custom']['headlineContent'] == '')
    {
    $headline = get_post_meta($post->ID, "_headline", true);
    if($headline != "") $headline = '<h2>'.$headline.'</h2>';
    }
    else
    {
    $headline = $k_option['custom']['headlineContent'];
    }
    echo '<div class="wrapper wrapper_heading ie6fix" id="wrapper_featured_area">';
    echo '<div class="overlay_top ie6fix"></div>';
    echo '<div class="overlay_bottom ie6fix">';

    echo '</div>';

    echo '<div class="center">';
    if($headline != "") echo $headline;
    echo '</div></div>';
    echo '<div class="wrapper" id="wrapper_stripe">';
    if(class_exists('kclass_breadcrumb')){ $bc = new kclass_breadcrumb; }
    echo '</div>';
    }
    ?>

    with:

    <?php

    #breadcrumb navigation

    if($k_option['custom']['headlineContent'] == '')
    {
    $headline = get_post_meta($post->ID, "_headline", true);
    if($headline != "") $headline = '<h2>'.$headline.'</h2>';
    }
    else
    {
    $headline = $k_option['custom']['headlineContent'];
    }
    echo '<div class="wrapper wrapper_heading ie6fix" id="wrapper_featured_area">';
    echo '<div class="overlay_top ie6fix"></div>';
    echo '<div class="overlay_bottom ie6fix">';

    echo '</div>';

    echo '<div class="center">';
    if($headline != "") echo $headline;
    echo '</div></div>';
    echo '<div class="wrapper" id="wrapper_stripe">';
    if(class_exists('kclass_breadcrumb')){ $bc = new kclass_breadcrumb; }
    echo '</div>';

    ?>

    #43892

    Excellent, Dude! Thanks so much.

    #43893

    Glad that I could help you :)

    #43894

    Thanks Dude!

    I will try this now!

    I forgot to mention that my website is A STATIC site. My English is not good and I want my site to function as a website with a blog page.

    I will try to create WHO I AM page.

    I will set that page to FRONT PAGE.

    Now, should I also set the BLOG page as the POST PAGE?

    I am a beginner and I really appreciate your help!

    #43895

    I think the best solution would be to use a blog template for your dedicated blog page. Download this php file: http://www.mediafire.com/?bvsgnz9sgrspv72 and upload it to your wp-content/themes/habitat folder. Then create a new page and call it “Blog” and on the right side select the “Blog” Template as page template. Afterwards create a main menu item which links to your “blog” page.

    #43896

    sorry for the second stupid question but I am pretty much new to .php and I don’t know where the wp-content/themes/habitat folder is.

    I am using WordPress and Hostgator is my hosting service.

    Do I need to log into cpanel to do this?

    #43897

    Hey,

    You’ll find the wp-content folder in the home directory of your site. This might not be the only directory there, as you may have other folder to store sensitive hidden content (for example you can choose to move wp-config.php one folder up from the home directory so it’s not accessible from the internet).

    If you need help understanding the structure Hostgator have set for you, their technical team should be able to point you in the right direction; having not used Hostgator I can’t tell you as I don’t know.

    James

    #43898

    thank you so much!

    I still can’t remove the date on my landing page. This looks like a blog and it should be a website.

    http://www.pictureme2.com

    #43899

    Hey,

    open up index.php and delete following code:

    <div class="date_container">
    <span class='day'><?php the_time('d') ?></span>
    <span class='month'><?php the_time('M') ?></span>
    <span class='year'><?php the_time('Y') ?></span>
    <?php if($k_option['single']['acc_tw'] != '') { ?>
    <div class="tweetmeme">
    <script type="text/javascript">
    tweetmeme_source = '<?php echo $k_option['single']['acc_tw']; ?>';
    tweetmeme_url = '<?php echo get_permalink() ?>';
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js"></script>
    </div>
    <?php } ?>
    <span class='date_container_bottom'></span>
    </div><!-- end date -->

    #43900

    Ok… This also removes the tweet feature right? ok

    thanks a million!

    #43901

    Actually, is it possible to have the tweet option and facebook option on this first page? Similar to this:

    http://myfourhensphotography.com/

    I like to have this information on the top Right or Left or is this over-the-top?? Thank you for your help.

    #43902

    There are hundreds of free social links plugins out there – some create a sticky link bar like your sample website. I’ve seen around 4 or 5 nice plugins however I can’t remember there name. I’m sure you’ll find them in the plugin database: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=social&sort=

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