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  1. Is there anyway that the about page can be made to appear before the page with the latest post everytime one visits one's blog. I think I saw some feature somewhere but am not able to locate it again. I shall be deeply grateful if someone lets me know how this is possible.

    Thanks in advance. Regards.

    Hiren

  2. Check the Options > Reading page for the options to have a static front page.

  3. Thanks a lot. That problem got solved. However, how does one make the latest post appear after the about page. Can you please let me know? Thanks.

  4. you can't do that because the latest post is in a different location than your page.

  5. Thanks sulz. If you make the about page static and want to give a link to the latest post from the about page, how do you do that because the latest post will change everytime and therecannot be a unuform url. Please let me know. Thanks. Regards.

  6. Im wondering the same thing to.

    I want the first post to be my welcome page, And never get bumped, and then the rest will be post

  7. @hirenshah and codykline
    Pages are static so I don't get you point about the link to latest post from the about page

    ->dashboard -> options -> reading -> front page (set as desired) -> click - > update options

  8. I dont think you get what im saying timethief, I want it to look like this

    -Welcome
    This post never will get bumped down.

    -Normal post i add
    every post i creat will be underneath it, instead of bumped down the welcome post above this one.

  9. hiren: your latest post would be under the 'home' page'. so you need a pages widget so they can click to go to your latest posts. or else use a link tag to direct them there.

    cody: not possible. the only workaround is to edit the timestamp.

  10. Thank you. Can you explain in simple language. This is my message appearing on about page:-

    "Though formally qualified in management, by spontaneous inclination I am a writer and a poet, a fact which I hope reflects in my posts. Some stray thoughts got official recognition and are given in the links below for those willing to go astray. Others can proceed to the latest post by clicking under Recent posts at the top right."

    In the last line, I tried to give a link of my blog http://hirenshah.wordpress.com/ but the problem is that whenever it clicks, the about page comes again because the home page is the about page. One cannot change the reference everytime one types a new post. There must be a way to make it automatic.

    How exactly does a page widget and timestamp help. I am familiar with widgets but not page widgets and I don't know what timestamp is. Kindly let me know whatever is possible. Thanks,

  11. "Though formally qualified in management, by spontaneous inclination I am a writer and a poet, a fact which I hope reflects in my posts. Some stray thoughts got official recognition and are given in the links below for those willing to go astray. Others can proceed to the latest post by clicking under Recent posts at the top right."

    Why cant you have have a textbox widget on the sidebar and copy and paste this text in the textbox?

    Like how we have done- http://sportsnob.wordpress.com. Right at the top of the sidebar.

  12. Thanks a lot,vanimhal. That is very interesting. Wish we had interacted earlier. Now I will have to reado a lot of links for this. Might try it later.

    Basic issue remains- if you want the about page to display first, is there any automatic way of giving the link to the latest post?

  13. "In the last line, I tried to give a link of my blog hirenshah.wordpress.com/ but the problem is that whenever it clicks, the about page comes again because the home page is the about page. One cannot change the reference everytime one types a new post. There must be a way to make it automatic."

    the problem is you chose your about page to be the home page in that sense, that's why when you put the blog link it will show the about page again. if you choose a theme which displays your pages without needing to add a pages widget, then you don't have to go through this hassle, because you can just inform your readers to click on the home page. are you using a theme which does not show your pages (which i think you are)?

  14. bump to drmike - they're going round and round in circles - maybe sulz who's telling like it is needs a hand, or not

  15. is there any automatic way of giving the link to the latest post?

    Sort of.

    - Create an additional blank Page and label it something like 'Posts'.

    - Go to dashboard -> options -> reading and tell wordpress that you want your Posts to show up in that Page.

    - Create a link to the 'Post' page.

    That's probably the best we're going to do around here. Even regular WordPress doesn't support a link directly to the latest post. (And if it does, I'd love to know about it since I've raised the issue a couple of times in the wp.org forums.)

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  16. Mission acoomplished. Thanks a lot drmike.You are a real lifesaver. God bless you.

  17. I'm new to WordPress. I attended a local PHP meeting where we went over the basics of WordPress. The guy giving the presentations showed us how to set our blogs to show up on a different page than the index page. Above I've seen some people say to go to the Options -> Reading page, but when I go there, it just asks me how many posts to show per page, how many syndication feeds to display, and which character encoding to use.

    I have already made a page that I want my blog to be displayed on, and I want my front page to display something else. How do I do this?

  18. - > dashboard -> options -> reading -> reading options
    (STOP, LOOK HARD at the very top of this page)
    You will see this:

    Front Page
    Front page displays:
    Your latest posts
    A static page (select below)
    * Front page:
    * Posts page:

    Make your selections for your front page choice and your posts page choice and then click "update options".

  19. I'm still not seeing it. There's a screenshot of the section that you listed and it's not there.

  20. That's because they went over WordPress, not wordpress.com. It's different software to some extent. :)

    You need to have two Pages already created to see that menu selection. Note the captial 'P' there. You can create these Pages at Dashboard -> Write -> Write Page. You need to have a blank one for your Posts and another one with content for your front page.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  21. @chrisayers
    SHEESH! A picture is worth 1000 words. You have the wordpress version for self-hosted or web hosted blogs and you have posted to the wrong forum. You need to be over here http://wordpress.org/support

  22. Ha.. That's typical of me.. Always in the wrong place :)

    Thank you sir!

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