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I'm prettu new to wordpress. Most of my website are done with Joomla and ModX. I was wondering if there is any way that a wordpress blog could act like a normal website. Let me clarify. I would like the blog to have some pages which have normal static looking content. Then I want one of the pages to have blog like content that gets updated on a regular basis. Basically this would look like a normal html site with a link to a blog. Is such a thing possible with wordpress without changing the core code??
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  • Profile picture of the author Gilbert714
    I am i need of the same information. Trying to put something together this weekend.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdjsolutions
    Yea,

    This is possible in wordpress.

    Wordpress has the pages part and also the posts part, you can have the main blogging on the home page as you like and you can have static pages as well,

    You can then change the menu [ depending on theme ] to show only the pages while you can have your sidebars show different categories of your blog.

    Video also can be added.

    If you need any help regarding this , or have any more doubts do tell me. [ been working with WP for the last 3 years ]

    Prateek
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    • Originally Posted by pdjsolutions View Post

      Yea,

      This is possible in wordpress.

      Wordpress has the pages part and also the posts part, you can have the main blogging on the home page as you like and you can have static pages as well,

      You can then change the menu [ depending on theme ] to show only the pages while you can have your sidebars show different categories of your blog.

      Video also can be added.

      Prateek
      PDJSolutions
      +1... Excellent advice. I suggest doing the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author ktpasco
    Maybe check out Affiliate Theme by Unique Blog Designs. It can do static homepages pretty well!
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  • Profile picture of the author edynas
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    You have to see wordpress as a backend script to publish a website. How often it updates is something you control either using tools/plugins or doing it manual.
    A page/post on a wordpress site is no different then on a site created with any other script

    So having pages that are static and pages that you update is no problem at all.

    Edwin
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  • Profile picture of the author Ehsan_am
    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm actually looking for a way to have a static page like home page.
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    • Profile picture of the author Susan Stones
      From Wordpress.org

      To create the static front page, go to the WordPress Administration Panels.
      1. Create two WordPress Pages from the "Add New Page" panel.
        • Title one as "Home" (or another name) as your "static" front page.
        • Set the "Home" template to the desired template (default or custom).
        • Add content you would like to see within the content area of the "Home" page.
        • Publish the Page.
      2. Title the second one as "Blog" (or you could call it "News", "Articles", etc.). This page will be a place-holder for showing the Posts on your site.
        • Do not use a custom Page template for this page!
        • DO NOT add content to the Blog Page. Leave it blank. Any content here will be ignored -- only the Title is used.
        • Publish the Page.
      3. Go to Administration > Settings > Reading panel.
        • Set which page will be designated the "front" page. Choose from display your latest blog posts on the "Blog" Page and "static page" for the "Home" Page.
        • Save changes.
      4. Enable "Permalinks" to show the "page title" in the address, since /index.php?p=423 defeats the purpose of making a static front page
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