Step 2: General Site Settings (Static Homepage)


In your general site settings you can how proceed to set your "homepage", and "posts page".

There are a number or ways that you can setup your Wordpress website but it is recommended that you use a "Static" page for your homepage. This gives you control over what people see when they visit your website in their browser:

Visiting: www.yourdomain.com should display your homepage and the next steps will explain how to make this happen.

From the General Site Settings choose "Reading" and proceed to choose "static page" from the options.


From the drop down choose "Home" for your homepage and "Blog" for your posts page.


Save your settings.

What this does is configures all of your blog posts to live within a specific page on your site:

www.yourdomain.com/blog

All blog pages on your site will be found like this:

  • www.yourdomain.com/blog/blog-post-name-1
  • www.yourdomain.com/blog/blog-post-name-2
  • www.yourdomain.com/blog/blog-post-name-3
  • etc..

All pages on your site will be found like this:

  • www.yourdomain.com
  • www.yourdomain.com/home
  • www.yourdomain.com/about
  • www.yourdomain.com/contact
  • www.yourdomain.com/privacy-policy
  • www.yourdomain.com/blog


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virgo Premium
Thanks Carson, I'm so excited!!!
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Carson Premium
I'm glad that you are excited! Internet marketing and online business is one of those thigngs that is very rewarding and fun :)
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anand Premium
thanks carson nice and short tutorial
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Carson Premium
If anyone has any questions about their wordpress website please do not hesitate to ask! I'll be more than happy to help out.
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pisces314 Premium
Is there a tutorial that can walk me through installing wordpress on the site?
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nooris Premium
Thanks Carson for this tutorial, appreciate it. Can you tell me which WP express theme allows you to have a static "home page" (which is not a blogroll as well)? I used twenty eleven and the home page (which I cant remove) is also in a blog format.....help pls.
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Carson Premium
I have yet to come across a theme that didn't allow for a Static homepage, it's something that is build directly into Wordpress. Perhaps you could send me a private message with your website details so that I can log into your wordpress admin area and have a peek. You certainly should be able to choose a static homepage and not have your blog roll there by default. Visit my Space and click "Private Message".
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nooris Premium
Maybe I didnt explain it correctly. Ok in any case will PM in due course..thanks!
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ronamo Premium
This was a great tutorial especially step 2 General Site Settings (Static Homepage). I would recommend all who are staring out read this. It has helped me so much.
Thank You
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Carson Premium
I'm glad the tutorial helped you, this is one of the most confusing parts of getting your website setup. Once know how to do this, it only takes a few minutes to get your website setup correctly each time you build one!
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