Changing the default home page


I am just finishing off my client's site and he has asked me to 'drop' the 'Home' link, which as you can imagine, is the root of the site and to instead let the 'index' page be one of the sub-navigation - a bit like asking the 'about us' link for instance to be the default page and then deciding to drop the home page altogether. Is there a way to do this through the CMS? I tried making the 'home' link unavailable and that works by taking the 'home' link off the top nav but the default page you visit is still the home page. Any help appreciated,



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bencox replied on at Permalink Reply

I have a similar problem. My client decided that they wanted a Landing page, which I got round by creating an index.html page (which the web server will serve as a priority over the .php page) and then linking from this to index.php

My problem now is that when a user clicks home in the auto-nav it goes to the .html page (at the root) not the index.php page.

Does anyone have any ideas on this?


bencox replied on at Permalink Reply
I managed to fudge it a bit on with mine. I basically excluded the 'home' page from the autonav and then added a hardcoded link into the default.php file to go back to the correct home page and not the site root.

Hope that makes sense.

tallacman replied on at Permalink Reply
You can do this with the page properties. Go to your home page and edit the properties :: custom attributes. Select exclude from nav and then check the box to exclude it. Now they’ll have to click your logo to reach it or perhaps thru the sitemap.

This can also be done with css.

PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi there,
As far as I can see you can name you home page to anything you like.
You dont need to exclude it.