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Old Aug 18, 2011, 04:14 PM
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1 posts · Jun 2011
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Having grown tired of looking through dozens of forum posts and codex pages, I have decided to risk ridicule and ask what s probably a bonehead question:
How do I set up my front (static) page so that an excerpt of my latest blog post is displayed?
Is there a plugin, ATO setting, magic incantation? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Lots of Q&A about other things, but nothing so basic as how to make the post excerpt show on the home page.

Thanks for not biting me too hard.
Old Aug 18, 2011, 04:28 PM
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22,933 posts · Mar 2009
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A static page does not show changing information by it's nature, that is why it is static. If you want to display the excerpt of the latest post ( a non static piece of information) you will have to use a plugin or page template. This is not a theme option.

Now you could make the front page display your posts and in the theme options, display only one post and display it as an excerpt. But I don't think that is what you are looking for.

Do a google search using 'wordpress plugin post on a page' or some other terms and see what you can find
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