How to add WordPress posts to the home page

Posted on 2012-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-09-17

I'm working on my first WordPress site and haven't been able to find an easy solution or one that I can follow to understand what to do for my own site so hope you can help.

I have WordPress setup so that the main blog page goes to a static 'Home Page' within WordPress and I would like to know how I can add posts (in part) to the home page so that when someone clicks 'More' they are taken to the full post.

I would like to do this on the Home Page and also on at least 2 more static pages that I've setup in WordPress.

Any ideas?
Question by:Tezdread
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    Author Comment

    At the bottom of this page is similar to what I'm looking to do.

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    by:Jason C. Levine
    The site you linked to is using three widgets in the footer and each widget is highlighting a single post.  The text comes from the post excerpt and the Read More link is generated automatically by the the_exceprt() function.  

    Does your theme have widgets available in the footer?
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    Author Comment

    Hey Jason, no my theme isn't setup to have Widgets in the Footer, just side bar.

    I wouldn't want the posts in the footer as they would be the same on each page, just particular posts on particular pages.

    E.g. on the Services page, I would have Headlines for each of the main services with say the first two paragraphs that would then link to individual posts with all the info on the chosen service.
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    Accepted Solution

    Okay then you should be looking at creating a Page of Posts. The Codex covers this:

    Basically you create new page templates with a custom Loop that pulls in what you want.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thank's, it's slightly more complicated than I was hoping for so I might leave it for now and just add text and links to the right posts.

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