Is there a way to eliminate "latest posts" on the front page?

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  • #2922441

    I don’t want it shown on the front page. Is there a way for me to eliminate this? Or at the very least choose how many and which ones to appear?

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

    #2922550

    Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t see it

    #2922556

    timethief
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    Have you already created the page you want to be your static front page?
    If so, you can go tohttp://rethinkfinancial.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-reading.php and set it up from there.

    If not you can create a Page https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/#create-a-new-page first and then designate it as a static front page.

    This is a one or the other situation. You have two choices on any blog
    (1) All posts on the front page.
    (2) Or a static front page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/ and all posts on a different page.

    The front page of every site or Home by default is the URL of the site.

    Every theme has a detailed theme description page like this one is at https://wordpress.com/themes/twentysixteen/ That’s where set up instructions for it are found. The live demo link is there too.

    All support docs are at https://en.support.wordpress.com/

    This is a one or the other situation. You have two choices on any blog
    (1) All posts on the front page ie. the Home page. By default that is the URL of the site.

    (2) A static front page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/ and all posts on a different page.

    By default the front page of your blog displays all published posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. That is for the convenience of your returning visitors, who come to read your latest post, and who are not likely to be happy with being compelled to click through the same static page with the same blah, blah, blah on it every time they visit the blog looking for the latest post.

    However, if you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page called for example “Welcome” for your site and a “Blog” page for posts. Create your two pages first
    Front page:
    Posts page:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

    After you do that you go to > Dashboard > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    A static page (select below)
    Front page:
    Posts page:

    Go to http://NAME_OF_BLOG.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-reading.php and make the required change.

    *Replace NAME_OF_BLOG in the URL above with the actual name of your blog.

    Front page displays
    Save changes
    __ Your latest posts

    If that does not address your issue post again to clarify and type modlook into the sidebar tags on this thread for a Staff follow-up. How do I get a Moderator/Staff reply for my question? https://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-help-in-the-forums/#how-do-i-get-a-moderatorstaff-reply-for-my-question Also subscribe to this thread so you are notified when they respond and be patient while waiting. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.

    #2922583

    timethief
    Member

    EDIT: Have you already created the page you want to be your static front page? If so, you can go to http://rethinkfinancial.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-reading.php and set it up from there.

    #2922636

    Thank you very much. I will try out some of the advice given! I will be back if I have any more problems.

    #2922637

    Hi rethinkfinancial,

    I don’t want it shown on the front page. Is there a way for me to eliminate this?

    It looks like you were able to sort this out by setting your front page to display your latest posts instead of setting up a static front page.

    Or at the very least choose how many and which ones to appear?

    Your site will show all blog posts there, in reverse chronological order. However, the theme doesn’t offer a way to display only certain posts in the bottom area.

    If you’re open to linking specific posts from your sidebar instead, you might try using the Links Widget.

    #2922747

    Okay, I understand setting up a static front page will eliminate the recent posts updates. But it still leaves the previous “recent posts” and just their titles still on the page. How do I get rid of that?

    What I see:
    Under my “feature posts” there is a list of my recent post titles and a button that says “more posts ->”

    How do I get rid of that in my static page?

    #2922754

    joyeliz
    Member

    I am having a similar problem. I have set up my static page with “featured pages”. My blog posts are one of those featured pages but instead of showing the page title and featured image, like the other featured pages, it shows the first 6 posts. How do I get it to present like the other featured pages on the static page with just title and featured image so that it only shows the actual blogs posts AFTER you click the link for that page?

    blog in reference is (email redacted)

    #2922762

    I understand setting up a static front page will eliminate the recent posts updates.

    @rethinkfinancial: Actually, the latest posts will show whether you use a static front page or not with this theme. Initially, I understood your question to mean that you were wanting to hide the only text that appears just before the posts. However it sounds like you want to hide not just the text, but also the posts themselves.

    But it still leaves the previous “recent posts” and just their titles still on the page. How do I get rid of that?

    That change requires the use of Custom CSS, which becomes available after upgrading the site to WordPress.com Premium or Business.

    Should you decide to upgrade, you’ll just add this to the My Site > Customize > CSS area:

    #front-page-recent-posts {
        display: none;
    }

    @joyeliz: I see that your https://evolutionofjoy.com site is using the Dara theme. We have a guide for it here to help with the setup

    https://wordpress.com/theme/dara

    If you have any trouble, just start a new thread and we’ll be able to assist you there.

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