Getting Under the Hood with WordPress

With the advice of a colleague here at Baruch College, Luke Waltzer, I’ve been able to set up a second installation of WordPress that gives my main website at stephenfrancoeur.com a series of static pages themed to look like my main blog, Digital Reference (which is my first WordPress installation). It took a bit of fooling around to get this second WordPress install to have a blog address at my root site (stephenfrancoeur.com), but these instructions from the WordPress codex that I used worked with few problems.

I tried to set up pretty permalinks for the static pages, but that got all bollocksed up, so for now I’ve got some ugly URLs. I also need to do more work with the WordPress files to strip out the remaining blog-like elements from the static pages; what I want are pages that look like web pages, not jury-rigged blog posts.