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WEB170 » 08) Create a Static Home Page with Multiple Loops for Your Site

If you are running a blog or a news website, having a list of your postings on your home page seems to be a reasonable option. But, what if you are a small business that has much more of a brochureware type website?

Fortunately, WordPress comes with the option to create a static “Home” or “Front” page and allows yo to place your blog or news feed on another page. So… let’s do that!

Requirements:

  1. Create a “Home” page with a short seo paragraph in your “Pages” admin.
  2. Create a file called front-page.php to use as your front page template based off of your home.html file and tag the file with the file’s name.
  3. Go to Settings > Reading and set your Front page to display a static page set to “Home” and your Posts page set to “Blog.”
  4. In your front-page.php file, create loop number one to use the standard loop to pull your short seo paragraph from your home page.
  5. In your front-page.php file, create loop number two (a nested loop) and give it directions to pull your latest four postings from your blog.
  6. I will check your Protosite’s “View” and “Code” links from your Client Staging Area according to the class Schedule (Spring) to review and grade.

This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.

4 Comments:

  1. Alec Martin says:

    Still working on getting my Flex slider up, excusssssssseeee meeeee! :)

    http://alecmartin25.com/web170/web170-staging-area.html

  2. I had issues with getting into my wordpress site this weekend but the shit is working now. It would not let me login stating my password wasn’t correct but as I was showing Doug the shit let me in. Anyway here is my update links/assignments.

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