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Part 10 – Configure Pages on WordPress

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After the WordPress install on the new host, let's see what it did with pages in that process. It created a front page and it's got a sample page. It did not create a blog post page. Let’s look under settings, in general. The times zone setting is really going to be UTC+8… you know

Lesson 3 – Part 6 – Configuring WordPress to be Like a Traditional Website

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We just finished talking about the 3 Different Ways to Use WordPress and now we’re going to look at one of those ways, using WordPress as a traditional or static website, in depth. In order to use WordPress as a static site for a small business you have to set some configurations because as I

How to Identify the Home Page and Blog Page in the Colorway Theme

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In this session we show how to identify the home page and blog page in the ColorWay Theme. We select a template for the page that we want to be the posts page because the theme is configured so that the front page is automatically the home page as soon as widgets are added. Member: 

What Happens When You Make Your Home Page Private?

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In this session a member asks why his website is still accessible to the public after setting it to private. Here we explain that the solution is to use an “Under Construction” plugin that will allow him to make his website content only available to logged in users as opposed to making it private which

Should My Site Have a Static Front Page?

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This member asks whether or not her site should use a static front page for its home page rather than a traditional blog page. We discuss the situations in which a static front page is appropriate and consider the SEO implications of a blog page versus static page. Rick: So the next question you asked

What is the Home Page and Where is it on My Dashboard?

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This member notes that his home page doesn’t show up in the page list. He wonders where he can find it in the dashboard. WordPress uses 3 terms that can be referred to as the “Home Page”. Those terms are Home Page, Front Page and Posts Page. We discuss the difference between them and show

The WordPress Home Page, Posts Page and Front Page

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In this basic lesson I discuss the differences between the home page, the posts page and the front page. WordPress uses these terms in very specific ways. I also demonstrate how to create a static front page and the behavior of a posts page. And so what we’ll do now is we will move on