Lafayette homepages can feature the site’s most recent posts or be set to the more dynamic homepage template, which includes a header image, text, and call-outs. The homepage template can be set in the dashboard by choosing Settings in the left-hand menu and then Reading. The default is set to recent posts. You can select “A static page” and then choose your home page from the drop-down list. If your site is on the Sites server (sites.lafayette.edu/sitename) you can choose any page to be your home page, it does not have to be called “Home”. All sites on the Depts server (sitename.lafayette.edu) are required to call their homepage Home.
The homepage template is recommended for all administrative and academic websites to present a consistent look across Lafayette’s web presence and take advantage of its robust features:
If you have decided on a post page for your homepage for your site on the sites server (sites.lafayette.edu/yoursitename), all published posts display with the latest post on top. You can also set a page to display 1 category of posts and then set that as your homepage by going to “Settings” and then “Reading” and selecting that page.