WordPress Tutorial – How to Make a Static Page Your Home Page & Hide Double Home Page Link

NOTE: More tutorials at mcbuzz.wordpress.com This beginner-level WordPress Tutorial by Mark McLaren of McBuzz Communications shows how to make a “static” WordPress page your Home page (also called a “front page”), and how to hide the second Home page link that sometimes appears in your site navigation when you make that static page a Home page. By default, a WordPress website displays the blog page on the home front page. For example, when you go to the Business Blogging 101 website at mcbuzz.wordpress.com you see blog posts with the most recent post at the top of the page and earlier posts below that. WordPress allows you to select a different page as your home page, so that you can display more traditional content like information about yourself or your business. You can also create another page to use as your blog page, with a link to that page in your site navigation. Watch this tutorial to see how to do this. One problem you may run into when you make a static page your home page is that the link to that page now appears in the main site navigation, so that you have two links to the same page – usually the page called “Home”. The second part of this tutorial shows how to remove one of those links from your site navigation so that visitors to your site are not confused by the duplicate link.

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18 Responses to WordPress Tutorial – How to Make a Static Page Your Home Page & Hide Double Home Page Link

  1. kharmaglamour September 10, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    Just wanted to say Thank You for posting this video. It was very helpful. I’m going to check out your other videos now. Twitter = @kharmaglamour

  2. thecreatorshandphoto September 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    2 “Home” Page Problem!!!! Thanks for helping me kill one!!!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  3. wildflower789 October 10, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    Thank you for the tutorial. That was very clear and easy to follow!

  4. ifthenradio October 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    Perfecto!! Thx!!

  5. 2405scotboy October 27, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    Hugely useful. Thanks for putting this up.

  6. MegaGammeldansk November 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Thanks, very useful. well done 🙂

  7. DaFool729 November 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    Thank You, very much

  8. mariamkahn December 19, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    u take too long to get to the point

  9. b10ilal December 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    if you click on about do you still see 2 home pages because I do?

  10. leejillpayitforward December 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Thanks so much! This has REALLY helped me!

  11. orcida December 31, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    thank u very much!

  12. cezskate January 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Hi, great tutorial, is there any way to remove the home page post as being called “HOME,” ? also where I have disabled comments on the home page it shows “Comments are closed,” can this be removed? Thanks!!!

  13. cavbusisolutions January 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Great tutorial. I love wordpress. I have several blogs there.

  14. simonashari February 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Many thanks for this tutorial.

  15. LearnToBlog February 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    Great video. WordPress really is capable of anything these days! Using static pages you can create things like squeeze pages and sales pages. I run a complete membership site using solely WordPress. I also heard that the site Mint.com was completely run through WordPress.

  16. ukmlmmlm March 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    I just gave you a backlink and thanks for the video,

  17. dmilla04 March 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    you are the man. thanks for the great help. you really made a job like this look simple.

  18. prodiege April 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    Breathing, You know how long i’ve been needing help with this. Thank you for this

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