Setting Up the Front Page

4 sec­onds. That’s the amount of time you have to con­vince peo­ple to stay on your web­site and con­tin­ue their jour­ney. This is one of the rea­sons why you need to build the home page of your web­site care­ful­ly. In this arti­cle, we try to lend a hand to make sure you’re on the right track, and every­thing runs smooth­ly.

Create a “Home” Page

Login into your Word­Press Dash­board and go to Pages. Click on the Add new but­ton and name the page. We sug­gest you use “Home”, “Wel­come” or some­thing sim­i­lar that’s easy to under­stand.

Set Your Front Page

Now you need to set the fresh­ly cre­at­ed page on the front page of your web­site. By default, Word­Press dis­plays your lat­est posts there. To change that, and show­case your new­ly cre­at­ed sta­t­ic page named “Home”, please fol­low these sim­ple steps:

  • Go to Appear­ance → Cus­tomize and click on the Sta­t­ic Front Page tab on the left.
  • For Front Page Dis­plays select the A sta­t­ic page option, then choose your new page from the Front Page drop-down bel­low.
  • Click on the Save & Pub­lish but­ton to save your changes.

Customize the “Home” Page

Fur­ther, you can cre­ate even more pages and set them as child pages for “Home” page to add more infor­ma­tion accom­pa­nied by beau­ti­ful hero images. By doing this you are turn­ing our “Home” page into a mul­ti­page. Learn about the dif­fer­ent tem­plates approach­es you can use for your child pages by read­ing this par­tic­u­lar arti­cle.

FAQs

A short or a long Home Page Menu?
There’s no stan­dard in this area. As long as you stick to your busi­ness goals, you will cre­ate the per­fect Home page menu for your upcom­ing web­sites. Just make sure you don’t lose users because you’re too cryp­tic or too gen­er­al­ist.

Can I have more mul­ti­pages?
Of course. You can set up any num­ber of mul­ti­pages you like, but make sure you reach a goal by doing this. Oth­er­wise, there’s no fun in hav­ing mul­ti­pages just for the sake of play­ing around.

This article applies to Osteria, as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on February 17, 2017

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