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Can Static Front page have different design from other pages?

  1. theawakenedlife
    Member

    I am working on creating a Static Front Page to use my WordPress Blog as a website. Right now it has the default design that I had already set up for my blog. But I'd like my Static Front page to have a different design from the blog. Does anyone know if is possible to change the design on the front page? I'd basically like to have 1 design on my "website" pages and another design on my blog page. If so, how would I do that?

    The blog I need help with is theawakenedlife.wordpress.com.

  2. That's not possible. You cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at WordPress.com. You cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.com. You cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other WordPress.com themes with a different WordPress.com theme. The only themes you can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes
    This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/
    WordPress .com vs WordPress.org

  3. theawakenedlife
    Member

    But WordPress has the option to upgrade to custom design. Is it not possible even then?

  4. Please read this section carefully: Custom Design > Frequently Asked Questions

    Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content. Read more about why here. You can choose to apply your custom fonts or custom stylesheet to any of the themes available on WordPress.com. Some themes, like the plain but versatile Sandbox and Toolbox, are blank canvases waiting for your custom fonts, CSS and images.

  5. Some themes are rich enough in selectors (classes) to allow you to target specific pages and have one page stylized differently from another. The twenty ten theme is one of these themes, so yes you can stylize the "home" static page differently than the others with CSS.

  6. One thing I will mention is that it is not a good idea to big differences in style between pages as it creates confusion for visitors. You can certainly have differences, but there should be a continuity between pages so that people don't think they've been whisked off to a different website.

  7. @thesacredpath
    Hey there. Thanks for wading in. :)

  8. G'day TT, and you are welcome.

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