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

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Published on Feb 23, 2009

NOTE: More tutorials at http://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 http://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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