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WordPress 2.7 – Or Maybe Older Too?

On my recent blog post about Niche Marketing there was a lengthy discussion about how to make a WordPress Blog a little more user friendly and along with that, what it seems as though Consumers are looking for when they come to a site.  One of the things that was mentioned a few times is a Static Home Page.  This way it looks and feels a little more like a website.

The more I thought about it, I really liked the idea and did some Research.  Apparently within the New WordPress 2.7 you can make any page on your site a Home Page, Landing Page, whatever you want to call it.  I figured that maybe if I didn’t know about, others may not either.  So, thought I would spread the word.

All you have to do is from within your Dashboard go to Settings along the left- Go to Reading- and it will bring up a page that allows you to set any page as the static Home Page.  Easy!  No plugin, code or anything else required.  Hope that helps someone!

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    1. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 10th, 2009 8:52 am

      And I just noticed that Greg posted a while back about WP 2.1 having the same feature.

      http://www.bloodhoundrealty.com/BloodhoundBlog/?p=929

    2. Missy Caulk January 10th, 2009 8:57 am

      Thanks Stephanie, I did not know, but I haven’t upgraded yet. I think it might be interesting to rotate my Trends ( Market Reports from Altos) periodically.

    3. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 10th, 2009 9:01 am

      Hi Missy,

      I think when I first set mine up is was 2.0.7 or something because I really don’t remember that feature. Very excited about it though!

      You should hop over the my other post and read about the plugin that lets you make the sidebars different on every page. VERY neat, and may be useful to you rotating your market reports.

    4. Michelle DeRepentiggy January 10th, 2009 3:33 pm

      I took the big jump with my new blog and installed 2.7 and my new theme in one fell swoop. It is coming along great and I will give y’all an update soon. Stephanie, I thought it did some of what you were asking about, but it is too new to me for me to give advice yet.

    5. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 10th, 2009 7:49 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      Awesome! I just use the auto upgrade plugin or whatever it is called, just click one button and it does all of it. Backups and all!

      Glad to hear that it went smoothly. I guess I need to play around with all of the new features out there on 2.7~

      Steph