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[SOLVED] How to build Custom Home page


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Old Mar 19, 2013, 01:04 PM
sstudebaker
 
24 posts · Dec 2011
I have been searching for how to replace home page with custom. I have built the header to my satisfaction but am looking to add three custom areas below (should they be widgets and how do I go about adding/styling them?). I have test page up at http://74.115.229.75/. Thanks for any tips or help. I am pretty new to wordpress but long time programmer and this is my first custom template. I see custom template I created at Sample Page - Page Attributes but how does this work for index page which is not showing anywhere. Here is the template I would like to build Click image for larger version

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Old Mar 19, 2013, 01:22 PM
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23,667 posts · Mar 2009
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you can add a three celled 'New Widget Area' to the 'Configure Header Area' option.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 02:20 PM
sstudebaker
 
24 posts · Dec 2011
Okay i see what you are saying but I have the page partially working at sample page http://74.115.229.75/?page_id=2 - Is there an easy way to make sample page the home page? I only want them to be able to update the left column anyhow and then pull in posts into the middle column. I need to build a bunch of different templates for this site. A side note - how would I go about adding a three celled 'New Widget Area' as I might want to use that in a template.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 03:25 PM
sstudebaker
 
24 posts · Dec 2011
found the place to set the home page so I am off and running. Could you please answer this question though? How would I go about adding a three celled 'New Widget Area' as I might want to use that in a template.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 04:12 PM
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take the code example that is shone in the example (in the theme options) and add it to the 'configure Header Area' option. You should use your playground site and experiment, see what different things do.
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 12:36 PM
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19 posts · Jun 2013
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I have been unable to sucessfully change the default homepage, how can I disable it all together?

http://atadtek.dyndns.org

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Old Jun 11, 2013, 12:56 PM
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23,667 posts · Mar 2009
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The home page is the one you specify at dashboard->settings->Reading->Front page displays

ps, if that is your actual avatar, I'd suggest etting rid of it. I would never hire someone with that as an image of them self. My two cents.

Last edited by juggledad; Jun 11, 2013 at 01:00 PM.
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 11:25 AM
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I've set a static front page and blanked out Home link in Page Menu Bar but it's still showing up. I have deleted browser cache, deleted cache for wp super cache.
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 11:33 AM
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23,667 posts · Mar 2009
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look thru the theme menu options
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Old Jun 13, 2013, 11:48 AM
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found it, should have done that but wasn't using my head.

Thanks

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