I was having issues trying to make my homepage static, and so I followed the instructions at http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/. Unfortunately, when I get to the reading option, there is no radio button (in fact there is nothing) about setting the front page.
Thus, I know have an “about” page, which I would like to be index page, and an index page (at huckleberrycommunications.com) that I can no longer edit.
The blog I need help with is huckleberrycommunications.com.
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
By default the front page of your blog is the running page for posts and displays your posts in reverse chronological order. It’s not your About page. If you want to have your About page as the static front page of your site then you have to create two pages. One for the About page and one titled “Blog” or whatever you choose to call it to display your posts on.
Thanks, but this doesn’t really help. I have created both a blog page and a static welcome page. The urls are /blog and /about, respectively. The problem is that I want to make the /about to be simply by homepage http://www.huckleberrycommunications.com.
Here’s the rub… the page that is currently showing when you type this URL is a page that I do not have access to. I cannot edit it. It does not show up in my page list (nor is a “post). Make sense?
As I mentioned, I went to the “Reading” menu as proposed in one of the help topics, but the setting they suggest selecting is not listed as an option.
Basically, I need to know how to gain access to the homepage in order to edit it. If I can’t do this, I can’t use this website.
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