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    PainterMommy
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    I tried to set the homepage as another page that I set up with the landing page template and it is not working. It keeps going back to the default template. How can I make a landing page be the homepage? I am using the Magazine Pro theme.

    The site is – http://soulfitwomensisterhood.com/
    The landing page that I want as the homepage is – http://soulfitwomensisterhood.com/welcome/

    http://soulfitwomensisterhood.com/welcome/
    #78103

    cwalsh
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    Hi PainterMommy,

    To set your landing page as the home page rather than using the home page layout on the theme, you need to go to Settings>>Reading, set ‘Front Page Displays’ to ‘A static page (see below)’ and then select your Landing page from the dropdown list.


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    PainterMommy
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    Unfortunately, that doesn’t work. :( When I do that, the landing page template no longer displays.

    #78333

    cwalsh
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    Hi PainterMommy,

    I’m sorry that didn’t work but I think I might have another solution for you. The theme has a custom home page layout that I think might be conflicting with you setting your landing page as the home page. Do you have FTP access for your site? Try downloading the front-page.php file to your computer and then delete it from the theme folder on your web server. Make sure your landing page is set to the front page in my previous message and then test it to see if the home page is set properly.

    Caley


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    PainterMommy
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    That worked! Thankyou!

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    jhguynn
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    PainerMommy:

    You can also just rename frontpage.php to something else, like frontpage-old.php. That way you won’t have to store the file somewhere else, and you’ll get the same result. Thanks to nutsandbolts for this.

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