WordPress Tutorial — How to Make a Static Page Your Home Page (Front Page) Using WordPress

This Beginner-level WordPress Tutorial shows you how to make a static WordPress Page your home page (also called “front” page).

NOTE: There is an updated version of this tutorial for WordPress 2.7 called WordPress Tutorial – How to Make a Static Page Your Home Page & Hide a Double Home Page Link.

The default home page in most WordPress themes shows chronological blog post entries — with the most recent post at the top. You can create a static page using the Dashboard > Write > Page, and then tell WordPress to use that page as your home page (using Options > Reading > Front Page [WordPress version 2.3 or earlier] or Settings > Reading > Front Page [WordPress version 2.5 or later]) .

This tutorial also shows you how to change the order of page navigation tabs or links.

Check out Parts 2 and 3 of this tutorial for ways to hide a main navigation button after you have made that page your Home page. (That way you don’t have two links to the same page in your main navigation, which can be confusing to your site visitors.)

If you have a widget-enabled WordPress theme, look at Part 3 first. This is probably the best solution as long as you can use widgets in your sidebar.

If you are not sure what a widget is, check out this tutorial: How to Add Flickr Photo Widget to WordPress Theme Sidebar

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