[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #4281: Can not view drafts when splash index page activated

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Thu May 17 16:33:05 GMT 2007

#4281: Can not view drafts when splash index page activated
 Reporter:  alexgenaud      |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect          |       Status:  closed   
 Priority:  normal          |    Milestone:  2.4      
Component:  Administration  |      Version:  2.2      
 Severity:  normal          |   Resolution:  invalid  
 Keywords:                  |  
Changes (by Otto42):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => invalid


 This is an incorrect way of doing a splash screen. The better way would

 1. Create your splash page as a Page Template (easy to do, just take your
 page and add a Page Template header to the top and rename it to be
 splash.php or something).
 2. Put it in your theme's directory.
 3. Make a new Page Template for your posts page (Add a Page Template
 header to the theme's index.php and rename it to something like posts.php)
 4. Create new Pages for both the splash and the posts page, using your
 5. On Options->Reading, set your Front page to be the splash page and the
 posts page to be the posts page, and to use a static page for the front

 This is basically all covered here:

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