I have a self-hosted site on wordpress.com - I have been told it isn't self-hosted.

Basically, I have my own domain but use Wordpress as a platform. I am currently trying to create a home page where there the home page contains latest blog posts as well as sliders, image galleries etc.

I don’t want the latest blog posts to be on the sidebar, I want it to be as it would be if I had selected “latest posts”. I have added the content view plugin and it is closer to what I want but still not quite there yet. I would like to change the font size/style, positioning of title etc. but I am unable to do this. Ideally, would like blog posts to be in a vertical format rather than a grid or the most recent post as the main post then the other recent posts in chronological order in a grid format such as https://demo.wpzoom.com/?theme=foodica

Can anyone help?

Any plugins/widgets would be appreciated.

Thank you!

  • "a self-hosted site on wordpress.com" Can't be both, self-hosted is the opposite of WordPress.com. Who's your host? Nov 7, 2018 at 10:41
  • @JacobPeattie Theoretically this is not necessarily true any more since wordpress.com introduced the Business plan wordpress.com/business which gives you more access to install plugins and themes almost like normal self hosting.
    – kraftner
    Nov 7, 2018 at 11:52
  • Doesn't make it "self-hosted". Nov 7, 2018 at 11:55
  • Self-hosted site VS wordpress.com ... FYI : If it's on wordpress.com, it's not in self-hosted site. Nov 7, 2018 at 13:22
  • Maybe I am not using the correct terms. I have my own domain and web hosting and I am using Wordpress for my blogging.
    – arteewp
    Nov 8, 2018 at 13:32

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There is a plugin called Page Builder. If you don't know much about Wordpress then you can use this for designing your pages.

If you want to customize the theme (edit font size, colour, etc) then try creating Child Themes.

I hope that helps.

  • I tried using this but how do I make the big post the most recent post and how do I make the grid posts the next most recent one? Is there a widget or plugin for that?
    – arteewp
    Nov 12, 2018 at 10:28

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