Long story short... I have Wordpress installed in a /blog subdir for a 3 year old site, with a lot of history and links behind it. This was originally and old BANS site (yeah, I know...) and it uses a crazy custom theme that displays products on the home page, while all of the real blog content is kind of behind the scenes.
I want to separate this site from BANS and take this blog to the next level.
I know I can change themes within Wordpress, but if I do so, only the /blog pages take on the new look from the new theme.
I have looked into just going to a static front page and linking over to the blog, but I want that home page to be dynamic and updated with my blog content. I'd have never gotten into this situation if I had just installed the blog on the root.
Is there a way that I can still leave my blog in the /blog subdir, but have a home page on the root that:
- Takes on the look, feel, and style from the blog's theme?
- Displays a 'home' page on the root that would be a Wordpress page from the blog?
That way it could be edited from Within WP-Admin.
- Still show the sidebar that you would see within the blog, so that you could see pages, recent posts, other widgets, etc?
- Still have that homepage display the blog's top menu?
Any recommendations appreciated.