Keeping front page totally static
i am sure this is covered but in an hour of reading i haven’t found it. how do i keep the front page of an installation totally static? i have it clicked inside the dashboard but new posts still appear over the basic text i have there which is a welcome and instruction thingy. i don’t need every post to appear at the top of the index page. in fact i don’t want the index page to change as far as text appearance other than showing incremental increases in the number of posts elsewhere over in the nav section, and also how do i set permissions for people to be able to upload small photos to go with posts? i know everyone is really busy so i want to thank those that take the time to respond to me up front.
I guess what you want is something like I did to my own blog.
First, make a page for your front page. Publish it and go to your Dashboard – Option – Reading. Choose “A static page” and select the page you want as your Front Page and Update Options.
how do i set permissions for people to be able to upload small photos to go with posts?
I dont get it. Is that people the user of your blog? Maybe FAQ can help you more :)
i did that already, the new posts still appear above it, that was why i posted
as far as the photo thing goes this is a public blog, sort of a discussion board, so all registered users are allowed to author, we just remove anything we find offensive or libelous, it is for a small colorado ski town
Could you put your URL address, please?
I can’t help you if I can’t see it. :(
many thanks!! this is something i am doing for a friend to help out, i used to live there
If you downloaded software from http://wordpress.org then know that it is different from our wordpress.com software. The correct forum to ask your questions in, in that case is here http://wordpress/org/support
References that summarize the differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org products, features and services
i never said it was hosted here. i was just asking how to keep subsequent posts from pushing down the original post which shouldnt be so hard to answer, but thanks anyway
and i think i fiirued it out, the subsequent posts can go to the some background page
If you had said you were not hosted here at the outset then the volunteers who provide service to wordpress.com bloggers only could have directed you to the forum you belonged in much more quickly.
I’m glad to hear you “figured it out”. Please post whatever other questions you may have in the correct forum http://wordpress.org/support.
Happy blogging. :)
i still have no idea how to set permissions for people to be able to stick up a small image but i guess i will figure that out eventually also, a few years ago when i set up and early version setting that up was very obvious in the set up
Apparently you do not understand what I said above.
I’m sorry but I repeat we cannot help you with this.
If you are self-hosted and using wordpress.org software then please go to http://wordpress.org/support forum.
Please read the sticky posts at the head of the forum.
One sticky post at the head of the forum –
7 things to know before posting to the wordpress.com forum
Another sticky post at the head of the forum –
wordpress.org or wordpress.com – the difference
it would also be nice if i could choose how things were ordered instead of them appearing alphabetically, the most important topic here is town politics but it falls at the bottom of the alphabetical list. it certainly isnt completely controllable. i would be glad to help you guys if you ever want to add search engine computability to your product however
timethief just trying to tell you that sometimes people who installed their own wordpress on their own host often ask the right question but in the wrong forums. Clearly, this forum is for the wordpress.com and no support provided for those who use wordpress downloaded from wordpress.org
If your blog hosted here, on wordpress.com, it should be easy to keep the front totally static, just like what I did to my own blog.
Glad to know you figured it out. Happy blogging :)
and i was wrong
apparently i cant keep a static front page. i set it up to post things to a different page and keep the front page static and it still posts things there.
i guess the bottom line is it sucks and maybe i should try one of the other blogging products available from the hosting company?
Obviously you are not reading what I am posting because you can’t read the information at the links I posted as fast as you do and return without any indication of understanding of what I said in your posts.
This is the scene: I’m typing my hands off and posting links that have information that you are not even reading. Meanwhile you are blithely ignoring everything I say and posting more stuff. Sheesh … this is not the way to go.
Please stop posting to this forum. It’s the wrong forum for the software you have.
Please go -> http://wordpress.org/support and post there. It’s the correct forum for the software you have.
Best wishes :)
dude i am sorry
i am just under a lot of pressure
i am sorry to have annoyed you so deeply
i am recovering from an auto wreck and sitting here
in a lot of pain, thats my problem not yours, but you are right
i am glancing over things, and i apologize to you
my log-in doesn’t even work over there but i can set up a new one
I was not annoyed. I was just frustrated because you didn’t seem to be reading anything I posted.
Get well soon and be sure to post to http://wordpress.org/support where you can get the help you need for the software that you have.
Best wishes for happy blogging and BTW I’m no dude – I’m a lady. :)
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