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Front page message "nothing found" on Forever Theme

  1. I am using the Forever theme on my site http://bluegatestudio.wordpress.com/.
    At the bottom of the home page, I get a large message "Nothing Found

    It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help." then there is a search field. Why does this show up? How can I get rid of it?

    thanks for your help

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

  2. If you have deleted the Hello World placeholder post then that created a 404 page not found error on the front page. http://en.support.wordpress.com/not-found/ Be aware that the error message will disappear as soon as you publish a post, not a page. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

  3. this is really helpful. I chose this theme because I want the featured images rotating on the front page. I actually want to use this URL as a website rather than a blog, so I don't want blog posts on the front page. I have created 8 blog posts designated as sticky posts that rotate; I wanted to create everything else as pages. But if I don't have a non-sticky post, I get the not found error message. Is there a way around this? I have unclicked "Show four of your latest posts in columns on your home page" under theme options, but I still get the not found message.
    Thanks so much for your help.

  4. so I don't want blog posts on the front page.

    The post slider will only appear on the front page of the blog. So if you set a static front page it will not appear. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    See > Using WordPress.com to Create a Website http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    A WordPress blog can either be structured as a page based website or its conventional post based structure can be retained. That’s why understanding the differences between posts and pages, http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ comprehending the SEO implications of creating a page based structure, and knowing how to use custom menus http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    are key to decision making when selecting a theme, and setting up your WordPress.com blog. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

    In fact a blog is a website. Or if you want the bald faced truth then I won't hesitate to say that the average website found online today is a lame blog with static front page that sucks when it comes to SEO. A blog does something a website doesn’t do. A blog allows you to personally reach and interact with far more people than you can reach by any other means. That's why I won't kill traffic by creating a static front page.
    Scroll down and read 5 Blog and Website Differences > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/05/02/business-blog-website-or-both/

  5. I appreciate so much what you say. I do know the difference between a blog and website. I have two blogs but I need a website that has information about our studio. Ours is a private studio; we are not trying to get people to come to the door. but there are reasons and situations we need to have infomration about the studio available. So, in this case, We just need a place to present static information and then we build traffic for our work on the blogs. It's certainly not the only way to do it, but it works for us.

    Thanks again for your help and I'll follow up on the links. I may have to choose another template for what I want to do, but there still may be a way to make Forever work.
    All best, Teresa

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