WordPress: Building a One-Page Style Site

with Morten Rand-Hendriksen
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WordPress: Building a One-Page Style Site
Video duration: 0s 1h 53m Advanced


One-page sites with JavaScript-based scrolling navigation are popular, especially for creative portfolios and company websites. However, in WordPress, single-page sites also have severe restrictions and can be hard to manage. This course shows you how you can create a dynamic one-page front page for your WordPress site that pulls content from different areas and displays it in a visually stunning way. This method allows the front page to update automatically as site content changes, without you having to constantly manage it. Staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen will take you step by step through this solution: creating a new template and content pages, calling content to the front page with custom loops, and adding JavaScript to enable sticky menus and scrolling.

Topics include:
  • Creating a foundation for the front page with a child theme, styles, and dummy content
  • Using custom queries to display content from different pages
  • Adding testimonials
  • Adding a custom menu
  • Creating a scrolling effect


- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Morten Rand-Hendriksen, staff author at Lynda.com and I'd like to welcome you to WordPress: Building a One-Page Style Front Page. In this course, I'll show you how to create an advanced one-page style front page from your WordPress site that has a sticky menu, smooth scrolling and displays content from various sections of your WordPress site all on the front page. To start off, we'll create a new front page template. Then, we'll create individual pages for each of the main content types and call them all into the front page with custom loops.

Next, we'll use advanced loops to display child pages and random testimonials. And finally, we'll add JavaScript into the mix to make a sticky menu and smooth scrolling. One-page style sites are a popular way of offering up content online. And by creating a one-page style front page for your WordPress site, you get the best of both worlds. An attractive front page and more content throughout the rest of the site. So let's get crackin' with WordPress: Building a One-Page Style Front Page.

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