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Best way to modify the homepage of my wordpress blog

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  • Started 4 years ago by awelch
  • Latest reply from relequestual
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  1. awelch
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    Hi. I am building a child theme for my blog. I want to make the home page different to the rest of the site- e.g. show a static page.

    With all the talk of just modifying the functions.php file and the css, I wondered if it is now redundant practice to copy the index.php file from the original thematic theme, rename it and use it as a template file?

    Secondly, I want to remove the comments form from appearing on the front page- e.g. in my index_template.php file. How would I best do this- in the functions.php file or by modifying the template file.?

    Thanks

    Andy

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. Hi Andy,

    I believe this can be done from within the wordpress settings itself.
    Assuming you are using the latest version of wordpress, Settings->Reading. You can then select a static page for the front page rather than posts.
    Then just turn off the comments for that page in the page settings.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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