Website Planning & Home Page Considerations

1. Static Home Page vs Blog Posts Home Page:

There are two different options for the front page, or home page of your Wordpress website: Static Front Page & Blog Post Front Page. Here is what each of them are:

  • Static Front Page: This is a traditional static HTML site model with a fixed front page and content placed in Pages, rarely if ever using posts, categories, or tags. If you would like to make the front page of your website static, please follow the directions below in Step 3.
  • Blog Post Front Page: This is the traditional front page blog format with blog posts featured in reverse chronological order. This is the default Front Page type, so if you’d like this style of website you don’t need to do anything.

2. Change your Home Page Type:

  • On the left navigation bar click on Settings.
  • On the left navigation bar click on Reading.
  • On the web page click on either Your latest posts or A static page. If you select A static page, you’ll need to select (or create) pages for your Homepage, and your Posts page. Ask your instructor if you have any questions about this.

3. Changing Templates

  • Notes you can change your WordPress template at any time and you will not loose any content.
  • See First Blog Post Activity for more info.

NEXT STEP: Create your first Blog Post