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February 11, 2014 at 9:32 am #162604
Hi, I’m currently converting my site to wordpress and its my first time ever to play with wordpress. I’ve been reading some tutorials lately and I am confused on where should i put my code for my homepage. I’ve seen some tuts setting their homepage in the front-page.php file and some on the index.php file. So where should I code my homepage exactly?February 11, 2014 at 10:05 am #162607
I wrote a long post about this a while back! http://code.graygilmore.com/blog/wordpress-why-you-gotta-be-so-confusing
I’m pretty sure all of those things are still true today. The gist of it: it’s always better to let
index.phpbe your fallback (catch-all) template. I like to think of it has a page rather than any custom template. It’s better to use
front-page.phpfor a home page.February 11, 2014 at 11:47 am #162616
@TheDoc, thanks for the post. So now I should use front-page.php since my index.html/homepage is static? It only consist of a slider and a few infos. And if I am to use home.php, where do i set it to act as my homepage? Isn’t it its the index.html that’s being loaded first in a website?February 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm #162618
If you want to use a static page, definitely use front-page.php.
Checkout Settings > Reading to select these settings.February 12, 2014 at 4:39 am #162674
Hi @TheDoc sorry but I can’t seem to find the front-page.php file? Where do I edit the content of it? Here’s what I’ve done..I created a page(Homepage) and set it as my Front Page under Settings > Reading > Static Page.February 12, 2014 at 9:58 am #162704
You need to create
front-page.phpin your theme’s folder.February 12, 2014 at 10:38 am #162709
@TheDoc Thanks but can I ask another question. How about my other pages? The website I’m converting is a restaurant site. It has 4 major pages (homepage, menu, locations, and contact page) all with different structure and styles. I really like to make it to wordpress to make adding or updating new items/menu in the MENU page easier. So about these pages, where do I create them exactly? Is it in the PAGES section of WordPress? Can someone teach or point me on how to work this out pls.February 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm #162710
Did you look into whether WordPress was the right choice before beginning this conversion? Restaurant websites can be particularly problematic when trying to edit a dinner menu.
Pages for your site are created in the Pages section. Posts for a blog are created in the Posts section.
If each of your pages have completely different structures/styles then you’ll also need to create custom page templates for each one.
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