Dude, you can change the URL format Settings > Permalinks.
Don’t you dare insult my precious Wordpress!
As pointed out above, changing the URL structure to something friendlier is simple.
As for a “real” homepage, well WordPress is designed first-and-foremost as a blog system, so it makes sense for the blog posts to be your home page.But changing that is simple, too:
- Create two new pages: ‘Home’ and ‘Blog’
- Go to Settings > Reading
- For ‘Front Page Displays…’ pick ‘A Static Page’
- Set your ‘Front Page’ as ‘Home’ and ‘Posts Page’ as ‘Blog’.
Definitely should do a little research before you come out dogging the almighty WP
Dude, you can change the URL format Settings > Permalinks. Don’t you dare insult my precious Wordpress!
The URL format only allows rubbish url’s like above or date/time NOT proper url’s like /about-me.html or alike.
The crap that shows on the right is there for every page. Even if I delete those right hand parts they stay—example, it simply says ‘Blogroll’ with no entries.
Oh my word, you guys have a lot of patience.
ha ha, guess I lost my rag there but I have to admit this WP is hardcore compared to coding static HTML /XHTML.
I am battling my way through it but need a little help, I figured out the url’s : http://robbydesigns.com/about but how come I cant get rid of all that mess on the right (BlogRoll, Categories, etc etc etc) Is it that I have simply bought a rubbish theme (not from Envato btw).
Maybe my idea of using WP for a web design portfolio isnt so good, maybe (like you guys said) it’s fine for Blogs.
“Hey guys, I’m RobbyDesigns. I really want to know how I can get somethin’ for nothin’? I am FOR HIRE but I don’t want to take the time to actually DO THE WORK . Ha, ha. Guess it wouldn’t hurt me to actually READ through a few tutorials on the WordPress website, eh? Maybe I should’ve done that before I made a fool of myself. Hee hee. Oh well, maybe I’ll just stick with my good buddy HTML …”