1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Quick Question! Wordpress is doing my head in!!!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ContentCreation, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. ContentCreation

    ContentCreation BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    248
    Quick Question:

    I have a site with 4 pages across the top (Home, About, Contact Us, privacy Policy) and I want to add an article to the homepage, so that when the user goes to my domain OR clicks 'Home' on the header, it will take them back to that page ..

    I know that you can go to settings, reading and have a PAGE as the front page, but if I post my article as a PAGE, it shows up on the header next to Privacy Policy :(

    I just want another post, which is on the homepage and is on the front page of the site .. i know that to SEO my other pages i will need to do http://www.mydomain.com/long-tail-keyword , but for this article, I want it to show up when I SEO http://www.mydoimain.com/

    Any ideas?
     
  2. download

    download Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    712
    Location:
    USA
    I think this solution will work:

    Create a post page with your content on it, then go to "Reading" under "Settings" in the Admin CP and set the homepage to display that post.

    Is that what you are asking?
     
  3. ContentCreation

    ContentCreation BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    248
    When I go to reading, I can only make a PAGE the homepage, not a POST. ... If I create a PAGE, it shows up on the header menu, when I don't want it to :(
     
  4. mark9510

    mark9510 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    36
    Occupation:
    A Kid Making Money Off The Web
    Location:
    New York
    Make the page hidden
     
  5. ContentCreation

    ContentCreation BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    248
    Is that the same as private? :eek: Im dumb .. I know!

    EDIT - I have made it private, as a page, but when I go to reading settings to make it a static page on the homepage .. it isn't coming up!
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011
  6. mark9510

    mark9510 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    36
    Occupation:
    A Kid Making Money Off The Web
    Location:
    New York
    Yes thats what I meant, try to make it private
     
  7. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,849
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    Location:
    Stalking My Ex-Wife
    You should be able to just make a custom menu.

    Appearances > Menus

    Try Main Menu as the title and put in the pages you want there.

    I don't know if your theme supports that feature but if not just hard code it into the nav bar under theme options.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Menus_Screen
     
  8. ContentCreation

    ContentCreation BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    248
    Cheers man!

    Theme doesn't support editing the menu's, and I will end up messing up the whole site if i try anything to do with coding! I will just have to have it as another page :(

    Thanks for the suggestions
     
  9. ContentCreation

    ContentCreation BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    248
    Done it! :D

    I just made the page public, but put 'About' as it's parent page, so it doesn't show on the header!! Then i changed the homepage to show it :)

    Does anybody know if this will have any effect on SEO? If i have 'About' as the pages parent?
     
  10. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,849
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    Location:
    Stalking My Ex-Wife
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011