How to make your blog a sub-page

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    The features section of the site says the following: “You can even create an entire web site using pages on WordPress.com, with a custom home page and your blog as one of the sub-pages.” This is exactly what I want to do. But other parts of the site state that you can only post to your home page, and that any pages you add will be static. How can I make the home page a static introductory page and make a new sub-page for the blog that will take dated posts? Or is this impossible?

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

    #429708

    raincoaster
    Member

    The term “home page” is used for two different, and contradictory things.

    Technically Pages are static. They do not change. You can make a static Page (instead of going to New Post, you just choose New Page. Then, once the page is written, you can go to Settings->Reading and set that as the front Page of the blog.

    All your updates will go on the blog page, which is sometimes called BLOG and sometimes called HOME depending on your theme. They will not show up on that Front page at all.

    If what you want is really just to have the latest update on the front page and the rest next in line, use Hemingway, which works rather that way.

    #429709

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Would this be useful:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    You can post to only one page, but the posting page does not need to be your front page. The posting page will not really become a child page.

    #429711

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Well, it does, sort of. It still remains a dynamic page unlike your other static pages. I hope this is not too confusing…

    #429712

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    /nod to raincoaster!

    #429742

    Thanks to you both for such very quick and helpful replies!

    #429743

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Best wishes to you!

    If you find this didn’t help, no worries to ask more questions…

    #429909

    derrick6
    Member

    Thank you for the tip raincoaster this is exactly what I was looking for!

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