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How to create a hybrid front page?

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  • Started 12 years ago by danielgerrard
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  1. danielgerrard

    I'm still quite new to creating child themes, so please forgive me if this question is stupid.

    I intended to have a front page with three columns: a sidebar, a gallery (of some portfolio works), and some blog posts on the right. The main blog and the portfolio will be on their own individual pages.

    I tried creating a child theme for Thematic and then I copied index.php from the main theme and renamed it as frontpage.php, and then under the admin panel, created a new page with the new frontpage.php as the template. It didn't show up the posts.

    Should I be trying conditional tags instead? I'm still trying to wrap my head around using conditional tags for the problem above.

    Thanks in advance!

    Posted 12 years ago #

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