How Can I Make a Word Press Blog Appear to Reside on My Site?

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There was a post in this forum about linking an external blog, such as a Word Press blog, to a homestead website, such that it appears (to my visitors) that my Word Press Blog is on my homestead website. The technician that responded to the original question acknowledged that while I cannot actually put a Word Press blog on my site, I can create a "shadow page," (that is, a page something like the blog page that shows within site builder if I am using a homestead blog), and then use a "redirect" command of a type to cause my Word Press Blog to appear when a visitor to my site clicks "Blog" in my navigation menu. As I recall, the responding technician also mentioned needing to delete my existing (homestead) blog, because I am only permitted one blog on my site. I don't seem to be able to bring that post up now. Please provide instructions for the operation of creating a "shadow page" containing a "redirect," such that a Word Press Blog can be made to appear as though it resides on my homestead website, or provide a link to the post that I am referencing.
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Hi Ronald5605,

There are several different ways that you could do this. If you want the blog to appear that is part of your Homestead site, you can use what is known as an Iframe. It's just a matter of inserting a small snippet of code in the page. In the code below, you just get the blogs url from whoever is hosting the blog and replace it where it says "www.yourdomain.com".

Then you place this code on whatever page you want your blog to be on .
The sample above is a very simple Iframe. If you Google Iframe Generator, you'll find lots of websites that can help you create a more custom Iframe with borders, colors and control the dimensions of the frame.

There are also different methods of doing redirects. You can create a manual link right in SiteBuilder, but if you want a page to auto-redirect, there is a simple code you can place in the head section of the page you are re-directing from. Let us know which options you want to go with and we'll do our best to help you out.

Mike

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