Need help customizing WP Blog


Active member
Guys a friend of mine wants to start a blog & I am helping him building it up. He needs homepage to be like this :


1. I think most of the part can be customized using WP itself I guess. Is there any special plugin which customizes homepage ?

The text will be always same, so there is some setting in WP which can be set to show a certain post always on homepage.

How to add custom google adsense enabled search in sidebar ?


Use a HTML on homepage & install WP in sub folder like

Which one will be better ?

Thanks in advance :)