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Creating the blog home page

Time for us to start working on the blog section of our site. So what we are looking at here is the static HTML and CSS template version of our blog home page and this is our actual WordPress site and what we have for the blog homepage right now. Clearly not quite what we are looking for it yet. So to do this we are going to create a new template in our theme that's sole job is for the blog homepage. So let me open up our project here in TextMate. We have our static HTML in the left and our WordPress theme on our right.

We are going to be making a new type of page just for this blog home. So let me go ahead and do that and make a new file. Let me call it page-bloghome.php and much like we have been doing with other pages, give it this first few lines which tells WordPress that it is indeed a special type of page template. I am going to call it Blog Homepage and save it. Now the HTML that we are going to be kind of copying from is over here in our static HTML and CSS template, the blo...

Creating the blog home page
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Creating the blog home page provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Chris Coyier as part of the WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

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