I was wondering if it is possible to pin a specific post to the top of the main page so that any successive posts appear under it. Basically, I have a post saying "Welcome" and whatnot, and I want that post to always appear at the top of the Home page, with any new postings appearing below it. Is this possible?
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Pin Post to the top?
Sort of kind of. :)
If you visit Dashboard -> Options -> Reading -> Front Page, you can define one of your Pages to be the welcoming message of your blog instead of just your posts.
Hope this helps,
That is an even better solution - thank you very much drmike! One other question (well, maybe two): If I do it this way, the page that I choose to display first does exactly what you said, however there is still a "Home" page, which displays this same content. Can I delete the "Home" page, or is there some way to edit this page at all so that I can use it as my static "welcome" page?
Also, I have done some digging, and I'm sure this is entirely possible and I'm some kind of idiot for not getting it, but can I reorder the way my pages are prioritized? I'm using the Contempt theme where my pages appear as tabs on the blog, and I'd like to rearrange the order in which they appear across the top of the screen.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1 - The Home link that you are looking at is just the base link back to the root of your site. You can't remove that link without editing your theme. The "Home" page is just whatever you tell WP to default to. (ie the last 10 posts most people have or the single Page we talk about above.)
What I would do is create a page called something like "Welcome," stick your welcoming message within that, and follow the menu up above and define that to be your default. What you have in that page will show when someone visits your site.
You're going to have to sit there and try it out. This isn't something that the normal WPs have as a feature which is what I'm used to.
2 - All of the pages have a weight assigned to them. If you edit a page, look along the right for something called Page Order. You can assign them that way.
Hope this helps,
to reorder your page, edit the pages and put a number in the page order at the sidebar of your 'write page'. so maybe no. 1 if you want that page first, 2 for the next and so on
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