Can i have a cover page instead of the blog format when first entering the site

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  • #998799

    jmirowska
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    I have a Black-LetterHead theme and like most themes when you enter the site it looks like a regular blog. But can I have a cover page to be the first thing guests see? Let me know if i explained this well. thanks!

    The blog I need help with is joannamirowska.com.

    #998846

    timethief
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    Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ are static and are for content that rarely changes. They sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot post to multiple pages in any blog. There is only one main page for posts http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/ in a blog and all posts will display on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page.

    The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page “Welcome” for your site and a “Blog” page for posts.
    Choice 1 static front page
    Choice 2 running page for all posts on front page
    If you choose a static front page then you have to create two pages as I said above. After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/ and make the designation change and click “save changes”.

    #998860

    jmirowska
    Member

    amazing. thank you!

    #998865

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. For more information on website structure ie. page based structuring blogs and posts based structured blogs you may want to read this > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

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