Static Home Page or Blog Roll

Last Update: June 29, 2018

Has anybody got a static home page rather than the blog roll that seems to be the automatic option for most themes? I have been cogitating about this for at least a month so just thought I would ask for a few opinions on whether people prefer a static home page rather than a blog roll and are there particular advantages to each option?

I wondered about having a welcome type page with the aim of the website as a static homepage as although my website is for affiliate marketing for people with disabilities and chronic illness this seems to get a bit lost with the blog roll on the home page. However, I have also thought that as people may not come to the site via the home page this may not be important.

So have you got a static homepage or do you think that sometimes it is an advantage? Your thoughts would be most appreciated!

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HowardJaros Premium
I use a static home page (my about me page) and have a blogroll at the top of the page for my main website.
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HazelH Premium
A combined blogroll and static home page is a possibility - hmmmmmm!

Thanks Howard

Hazel
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Steven-A Premium
I prefer the static home page. see my website (being redesigned)
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HazelH Premium
Hi Steven
I've just had a look at your website and I like the homepage as it is along the lines of what I was thinking of. I want people to know why I set up the site and how it can help them in their situation.

Thanks for the comment.

Hazel
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Steven-A Premium
my pleasure. I'm about to rewrite my page and redesign the site.
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RAFStuart Premium
Like Colin, on one of my sites I have a static page to welcome and explain the site.
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HazelH Premium
Hi Stuart
Yes I think it is nice to have a welcome page for visitors.

Best Wishes

Hazel
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CDevonshire Premium
I have a static one, welcomes people.
Colin
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HazelH Premium
Yes Colin - I thought a welcome would be good.

Best Wishes

Hazel
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CherrieAnn Premium
I'm doing both so that I have a landing page, static blogs and then recent ones however I use Thrive Themes.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
How do you like Thrive Themes, if you don't mind me asking Cherrie? Are you using Thrive Architect?
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HazelH Premium
Hi Cherrie

I haven't heard of Thrive Themes - I will have to have a look it sounds interesting!

Best Wishes
Hazel
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CherrieAnn Premium
Yes. Best investment because I can create anything I want to with all the little extra plugins available to create a funnel too. I used to use Optimize Press and it was SO clunky and time consuming.
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CherrieAnn Premium
I'd recommend Thrive Themes feel you can't get what you want from WA sites.
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CherrieAnn Premium
What are you considering doing with your site?
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jetrbby80316 Premium
I thought so, I spoke with their rep and I've been very impressed what I've read and heard bout it. I'm likely going to go for it.

However, I would still convert any theme to a child theme before using it to be safe. I've learned the hard way:
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CherrieAnn Premium
Are you aiming to build a sales funnel with it?
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GauravGaur Premium
When I search for Thrive Theme, Four options are there on the page - please have a look at the image. All are Thrive images with examples or different themes? Which one is good?
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GauravGaur Premium
How to build Sales Funnel?
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GauravGaur Premium
This training is Great and very useful Jet. Thanks.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Yes, which is why I am interested especially
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CherrieAnn Premium
Then you may be interested in the response I received from TT regarding the difference between Click Funnels and Thrive Themes which has to be asked when you're starting down that route.

"Hello Cherrie,

Thank you for your enquiry.

If you need a simple website, a blog or to grow your email list, given the cost comparison and WordPress integration, the Thrive Membership is the best choice.

When it comes to simple funnels Thrive Themes also holds its ground. If you're looking for a cost effective solution you can achieve a lot of the same things with a mixture of the the Thrive Themes Suite, third party integrations and external services.

That being said, ClickFunnels is more streamlined and you get that useful top down funnel view. The more complicated your funnels become the more sense it makes to invest in ClickFunnels.

The main determining factors are ClickFunnels inbuilt payment capabilities and membership areas, as well as their easy automation of evergreen funnels. If those things aren't that important in your funnel, or you're already using third party programs for those aspects, the Thrive Membership is a great way of achieving the same funnels at a fraction of the cost.

For a more details about this analysis, please see: Thrive Membership vs. ClickFunnels

I hope this helps address your query. Should you have any other concern that I may help you with, let me know.

Best regards,
Edge

Post Link: https://thrivethemes.com/forums/topic/thrive-themes-vs-click-funnels/#post-919504

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Regardless of which avenue you choose, if you haven't already, I absolutely recommend DotCom Secrets book as a MUST own. It's been a game-changer for me, especially when it comes to setting up a complete sales funnel.

I'll send you a private link to so you can get a free copy.

(If anyone else reads this and you're interested, send me a private message and I'll pass it along).
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Sorry Cherrie, I know you are NEW to WA so maybe you are not aware - but its strictly against WA policy to promote your affiliate links, which you have included in your above comment box. It's my responsibility as an ambassador (or any member) to let you know.

Read the rules here: Anyone who violates these rules continually may be subject to serious penalties..

The founders maintain that WA remain a spam-free community.You are not allowed to display outside affiliate links or attempt to sell anything on these threads, or within a WA post.
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CherrieAnn Premium
Actually, I'm NOT an affiliate of Thrive Themes nor have I put any of my affiliate links in that above post.

Glad you made an apology though. Seems my only error there was sharing a link I thought was open to the public from Thrive Themes.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
I never made an apology.
I was trying to nicely inform you.

ANY link that you display in a post comment that can lead to a potential sale is not allowed here , I know it's touchy with some people and you might not like it, but like it or not its reality here.
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CherrieAnn Premium
So any informative link of any kind, even if Ambassadors are asking about that product, that leads to any type of business, regardless of whether it's an affiliate link or not, is not allowed. Gotcha.

I'll be more mindful about how helpful I try to be in the future.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
There are MANY ways you can (and should) be helpful here at WA to the community by sharing your knowledge.

And we as members DO it and help other members everyday this way.

It's perfectly okay to include links to your own WA blog posts, or to your own WA training or questions when posted within comments and your own blog posts - or even links to other member's WA training (video and tutorials), blog posts, and questions that will lead members to a helpful answer.

But you need to keep it all within WA.
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CherrieAnn Premium
That's reasonable and perfectly understandable.

However, perhaps next time, if someone is already having a private conversation with you about the same subject and clearly mentioning affiliate links then you could mention it politely then.

Or is there a rule about where you're allowed to educate people?
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