You may wish to use a single portfolio post, gallery or standard post as your homepage to showcase specific content using the post layout where it is unique from the homepage layout. Unfortunately it is not possible to set a single post as your homepage in WordPress by default, but it can be done with plugins.

For single product pages, view this article instead.

The Solution

  1. Download a plugin under PluginsAdd New that allows adding custom links to posts or redirecting posts. One such plugin is “Page Links To” however please do your own research to determine the best plugin for you. WordPress SEO also works for this purpose.
  2. Create a page called “Home” and add the link to your  post wherever your plugin allows. For Page Links To, the field is at the bottom of the post.
  3. Click Publish
  4. Go to  SettingsReading and select Static page, then select the Home page in the Home Page menu.
  5. Leave the Blog option blank and continue to use categories in your menu for displaying standard post lists