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Exclude Posts from homepage or make a post static

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by alaltaierii, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    So, I was building my wordpress site for adsense but now I want to change it to promote a clickbank product. I have a post that is promoting that product and I want it to be the only post from the homepage(static).

    Is there a way/plugin to make that post static ? Or any plugin to exclude the other posts from the homepage only.

    I know that I can build a page and make it static but what happens to the backlinks that I created to that post ?

    Any solution ?
     
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  2. CyberSEO

    CyberSEO Senior Member

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    Home Page:
    1. Open yourblog.com/wp-admin/options-reading.php in the browser
    2. Enable "A static page (select below)" option
    3. Select your static page in the "Front page:" drop-down menu
    4. Click "Save Changes"
    5. Reload your blog in the browser
    P.S. Backlinks won't be affected. They will be automatically redirected by WP.
     
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  3. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    I cannot select a static page from there because that is a POST not a page and it's not listed there.
     
  4. Greybeard

    Greybeard Junior Member

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    I would use Cyber's method, but convert the post to a page perhaps?

    Otherwise, use the Exclude Pages SEO plug-in to exclude the other pages from navigation or hide them.
     
  5. Gold Mike

    Gold Mike Registered Member

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  6. wgn_white

    wgn_white Regular Member

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    create home.php at your theme directory.
    Copy codes from index.php of your theme.

    Then you can start editing the home.php it will be your static homepage.
     
  7. CyberSEO

    CyberSEO Senior Member

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    Home Page:
    Is it so hard to:

    1. delete the original PAGE?
    2. create the new POST with the same content, same name and the same slug?
    Some people can rise a problem from nothing *shrug*
     
  8. tylerdale80

    tylerdale80 Registered Member

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    Create a new page with the exact content as the post and set it as static. Create a exact-slugname-file-as-old-post.php file with 301 redirect to homepage. Del the old post and upload the php file to your wordpress folder. This will prevent you from having duplicate content in the same site while redirecting your linkjuice of that post to your homepage.
     
  9. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    Set the Posts Per Page to 1 and Sticky the Post you want to be displayed
     
  10. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    thanks for your tips guys.
    I also found a nice plugin that helped me: Post Type Switcher
    With that you can change a page to a post or a post to a Page very easy.
     
  11. mr_vampire

    mr_vampire Newbie

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    We can do this in General setting of reading in Wordpress