The wish, for a static home page, became even stronger when Blogger released the static pages option, and the Pages editor. With the tweak to index label searches and other dynamic pages, some folks really wanted a static home page, to accompany their indexed label searches and other dynamic pages.
After Blogger continued to ignore our pleas for a static home page, we found a 2 step workaround for this omission.
- In Settings - "Posts and comments", we set "Show" to "0 posts".
- With some clever custom template code, we make a text gadget that only displays on home page.
Recently, the option to "Show 0 posts" changed, and we would see
Number too small: must be greater than: 1if we dared to try "Show 0 posts". This really put a damper on the ability to make a static home page.
Today, we noted that omission was partially corrected. Now, you can go to Settings - "Posts and comments", and set "Show 0 posts". However, if you then edit the "Blog Posts" gadget in "Layout", and try to change any of the settings there, you will continue to see
Number too small: must be greater than: 1when you try to change any post template settings, with "Show 0 posts" selected at the top of the window.
It's not terribly difficult to work through the limitation.
- Change to "Show 1 post".
- Make any changes to "Blog Posts" settings, and Save.
- Go back to Settings - "Posts and comments", and change back to "Show 0 posts".
It looks like the guys in charge of Settings - "Posts and comments" didn't talk to those in charge of "Blog Posts".