Using a static home page on wordpress

I keep having to look this up so here’s a breakdown of what you need to do to use a static home page for a WordPress based website.

  • Log into Admin area
  • Go to – Settings – Reading
  • Check – A Static Page
  • Select Page to be used as home page
  • Go to Settings – Permalink – select Custom Structure and enter – /%postname%

NB. If you’re going to be using the Blogging facility for a News section or something similar then don’t name your page template – home.php or you’ll end up with a conflict. To display your Posts in News etc you’ll need to select the Posts Page in – Settings – Reading.

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