Settings for Site Title, Tagline, Static Homepage, and Disable Comments
Creating the Static Homepage, a Page That Stays the Same
WordPress Settings steps can begin with going to the Dashboard, Settings to choose settings for either a static homepage or a blog. A static homepage is a homepage that stays the same.
This is different from a blog homepage because the blog style automatically shows the most recent article posted at the top of the homepage.
You can add a blog to the static homepage later by using a custom menu with the blog listed in the horizontal navigation menu bar at the top.
You can also change the static homepage to a blog page with a few clicks later if you choose.
Today we will focus on creating the business website with a static homepage.
Creating a page labeled “Home” so you can choose it as a static page.
- First, click on the label Page in the list on the left side of the screen and choose Add New. We need to create a page labeled “Home” before we choose that in Settings to be the static homepage.
- A text box will open that looks similar to an email text box. Above the text box type in the title “Home.” Do not use an article title here because on the horizontal menu bar this page will always be listed on the far left as “Home” so visitors can return to it.
- You can type something temporary in the text box such as “to be continued later.” Then click the blue Publish button to the right. Now there is a Home page we can select in a moment.
- Next go to Settings farther down the list of labels on the left. When you let your mouse pointer hover over the word Settings a menu will pop out.
Settings, General – Title and Tagline
- Click on General under the Settings.
- In the Site Name box type your website name. It can be the same as the domain or it can be a different title.
- Below that type a tagline. This is a phrase that describes the website.
- Below that you can choose a time zone and date format.
- Click to Save the General Settings.
Settings, Reading – Choose Static Page, Choose “Home” for front page
- Next go to Settings and in the pop out menu choose “Reading.”
- Near the top of the screen you will see where it says “Front page displays.”
- Click to put a dot in the radio button for “a static page.”
- Click the down button on the box where it says “Front page” and select “Home.” You can see below that where you can switch to a blog style front page. Click the “Save” button.
Settings, Discussion – Disable Comments on the Website
- Click to go to Settings, Discussion
- Remove the dot in the radio button for “Allow users to add comments.”
- Click Save.
Congratulations once more. You have added a title and tagline, set a static homepage, and disabled comments.
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