featured pages on homepage?

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  • #1022837

    1testblog1
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    Some themes (such as oxygen) allow you to display featured posts on your homepage. Is there a way to do that with pages? Is there a template that supports that? Is there a way to jury-rig it?

    The blog I need help with is 1testblog1.wordpress.com.

    #1022975

    raincoaster
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    There is no way to do it automatically. You could create a sticky Post and link to your Pages that you want to feature, but that’s about it.

    #1022978

    timethief
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    There are many themes that have front page slider for featured images > http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/features/post-slider/
    But you cannot create a post slider on the theme that is not deigned to have one.

    #1022980

    timethief
    Member
    #1022989

    1testblog1
    Member

    Is there a way to feature PAGES (with static content) rather than POSTS? I’m just using wordpress to make a website, it won’t have any posts

    #1022990

    timethief
    Member

    No.

    #1022991

    timethief
    Member

    Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ are for content that rarely changes. Pages and sit outside the blog structure.
    Static pages cannot have Categories and Tags assigned to them.
    Pages do not appear in our RSS feeds.
    Most Pages do not have date stamps in their URLs.
    Pages have very little “google juice”
    Other bloggers rarely if ever backlink to static Pages in their published posts. Consequently, Page structured blogs have a very difficult time:
    1. securing traffic;
    2. securing comments;
    3. securing backlinks;
    4. achieving authority in their niche;
    5. achieving Google PageRank.

    #1022992

    akmining
    Member

    great. thanks!

    What is google juice?

    #1022995

    raincoaster
    Member

    I already answered you above.

    Googlejuice=SEO, attractiveness to search engines.

    #1022999

    akmining
    Member

    what makes a website be more or less attractive to a search engine? why are pages less attractive than posts?

    #1023000

    timethief
    Member

    what makes a website be more or less attractive to a search engine?

    Multiple factors but the primary one is frequent publication of fresh and unique material that’s not found anywhere else on the internet. Note that is the opposite of a Page which is for static content that rarely ever changes.

    #1023001

    timethief
    Member

    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 rarely updated, does not provide for interactive communication, and is IMNHO 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. Advice: Don’t kill your 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/

    #1023002

    akmining
    Member

    so how do regular websites make themselves attractive to search engines? For example, if I google “organic alaska,” the top two hits are not blogs.

    #1023003

    raincoaster
    Member

    1) both of those sites have been around for some time using those urls

    2) there is very, very little competition for that search term.

    in my estimation: A blog updated weekly with relevant, high quality content would outrank both of those sites within four months. Updated daily, within a month.

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