Static Home Page with Separate Blog Area
Hi. This is my first time making a website and I love the Graphene Theme – it’s been pretty user-friendly for me and my husband. We’re stuck now though. Our site is ScienceGetaways.com. We want the main landing page to be a static page, and we want to set a different location on the site to be the blog. We followed the instructions at http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page to do this: we created a static front Page, and created a second Page called “blog”. In the codex instructions, it says to leave that Page blank, as it will be ignored.
Great so far. But what we want is to have a blog on the site, but NOT on the front page. We want another URL, say sciencegetaways.com/sgblog, where the blog posts will go. Also, we want to make sure that static pages don’t allow comments, but people CAN comment on the blog.
We’ve seen instructions on how to do this, but they’re usually incomplete, and when we tried we had blog posts showing up on the blog page and on the home page, even though it was set to be static. Also, in our top directory are all the usual wp-admin files and all that; the only php file we have is index.php.
The site is active, and we’d prefer not to have to start all over again! Is there a way to add a blog with comments turned on, but keep the rest of the site the way it is?Mod
Right – we did that and now we’ve got blog posts on that page (sciencegetaways.com/sgblog)and on the static home page (sciencegetaways.com). How do we get the blog posts to not show up on the static homepage? Also, there was no comments area on the sgblog page we created, although the posts did show up, which is a start.
I set the number of posts to display to 0, but it still displayed the blog post on the home page, so I disabled homepage panes and I think that fixed it. I still can’t find how to turn on comments on the blog and I’d also like to be able to change who the post is by because sometimes I’ll be blogging and sometimes my husband will do it. Any ideas on those 2 issues? Thank you so much for your help!Mod
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