wordpress insanity: link the domain URL to a static front page
March 16, 2010 9:45 PM Subscribe
How can I link my domain URL (www.domain.com) to a static homepage on Wordpress. Please don't say "change the reading setting", because that totally doesn't work.
posted by joyeuxamelie to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
I'm trying to build a simple website for someone using Wordpress. (We've chosen Wordpress for various reasons and at this point in time, it is impossible to change our decision.) We've both agreed that for design and aesthetic purposes, we don't want the domain URL to display a blog posts page, as is default for wordpress. That is, when we type www.domainhere.com, we want a static page with a welcome message to display.
A bit more info before I go on:
- The wordpress site I am building is hosted with Yahoo Web Hosting. So, it is Wordpress thru Yahoo... (does that make sense/any difference?)
- It is installed in a subdirectory of the domain called "site", so when viewing the website, clicking the header will direct you to www.domain.com/site. But at the same time, simply typing in www.domain.com will take you to the same page, presuambly because I selected the "make this my homepage" option in Yahoo, when setting up the wordpress account. So www.domain.com and www.domain.com/site look (at least on the surface?) the same.
Back to my question: I've been searching for a way to change the front page to a static page, but I keep getting the "change reading settings" solution -- where you create two new pages, one titled "Home" and the other titled "Blog", and then set "Home" as the front page and "news" as the post page in the admin>settings>reading panel.
HOWEVER, my problem is this: when I type in www.domain.com, I don't get the static "Home" page I created, obviously, because the static page's URL would be www.domain.com/site/home (I hope that I'm making this clear).
How can I link the domain URL (www.domain.com) to a post-free static page? I'm not too worried about the clicking the header and being directed to www.domain.com/site thing, since I've installed a navigation bar plugin that uses an "a href" type thing to link to different parts of the site.
I just want to be able to type in www.domain.com and get the static front page.
Sorry if my question is stupid, but this is the first time I've ever tried to build a site using Wordpress (which was chosen primarily, because I didn't want to have to build a site from scratch -coding skills are pathetic- and because it will be much easier for my friend to update the site himself.