Customizing Home Page

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  • #866471

    I have a Free blog, I was wondering if there is a way to change the Homepage/Index layout without messing with the entire theme or using a custom theme.

    I want to be able to display more than a few Blog Posts, and I want to Scale down the amount of each blog that is visable to the first, say, 3 to 5 lines.

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

    #866569

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s easy. If you’re using the Visual editor, just use the More tag, which is hte one that looks like a dotted line on a piece of paper. Put your cursor where you want the break to be (preferably on its own line) and click. Everything after that will be past the “Read More” link.

    #866572

    How do I access the ‘Visual Editor’ Trying to access through the Dashboard ‘Home’ is not an available page.

    #866574

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, it’s when you go to write a post: you either use the Visual editor or the HTML editor. You can see which you are using by looking at the buttons above the Write Post box. If they look like the ones here, ie words, then you are in the HTML editor. If they look like icons in MSWord etc, you are in the Visual editor. There’s a tab on the right-hand side of the Write Post box to click between the two.

    #866577

    o ok, Thank you

    Now what about Adding more Content to my home page?

    #866584

    raincoaster
    Member

    Make more blog posts. They’ll show up there automatically.

    #866591

    Not what I mean, I want to display things other than blog posts

    #866790

    gr8tfoodblog
    Member

    This is a great tool. I used it and I am very pleased with the outcome.

    #866791

    gr8tfoodblog
    Member

    This is a great tool. I used it and I am very pleased with the outcome.

    #866792

    raincoaster
    Member

    Blog posts are what show up in a blog. What else did you have in mind?

    #866794

    Word press isn’t just a Blog, it’s a personal Website, if it weren’t there would be no use for the additional pages, you’d just write and archive blog posts. Say I want to share a small excerpt from a page, Contact information, links to others sites/blogs i enjoys and such

    #866795

    raincoaster
    Member

    Then just make a static Page for your contact information. Links to other sites? That goes in your Links widget or, for some themes, your Links page.

    You need to read this: http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    #866796

    but See I don’t want static pages i want a busy Home Page that catches peoples attention and makes them want to see what i offer

    #866800

    raincoaster
    Member

    Then make lots of posts.

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