Please bear with me, I am new to Drupal (I've been adding content for 3 years, now been asked to edit some structural aspects of a site.)

I've been asked to add a static frontpage/homepage to an existing Drupal site with no menus, no headers. This would be a very basic HTML page with an image and 2 links which connect to English and French versions of the main Drupal site.

Is the best way to use a module? I see there is a module called Front Page, but it hasn't been updated in almost 2 years (maybe this is normal?). Is there a more basic way to get a static front page in Drupal, without installing another module?

Also, I am concerned about what will happen to the URL of the current front page if I override it with the Front Page module.

Thank you!

  • Check the issue queues - it not having been touched in 2 years might mean it's perfect as it is!
    – Clive
    Sep 3, 2015 at 15:08

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You can add page--front.tpl.php in your enabled theme folder and clear the cache

  • thanks for your response! currently, there is currently a page with the /frontpage path using the Views module.... will that interfere somehow? (sorry, I am a total Drupal noob... stuck in Wordpress world)
    – cejlbot
    Sep 3, 2015 at 15:25
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    @cejlbot it should still use the template page--front.tpl.php don't forget to clear all caches after adding a new template file. Welcome to Drupal btw, hope you enjoy your experience.
    – Beebee
    Sep 3, 2015 at 15:45

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