How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress
In a separate tutorial, we’ve covered how to easily create a static home page in WordPress.
If you visit that tutorial, you will see that in a default installation, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and presents a changing list of recently-published posts.
On a WP blog page, your blog users can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content displayed for each entry published with links to separate pages where visitors can then keep read the full item (e.g. ”click here to read the full article”…)
Note: How your blog posts display on your site can depend on what WordPress theme you use.
Also, many e-commerce themes display your shop on the home page and provide a separate built-in blog section. For example, here is the theme options page of a best-selling WordPress e-commerce theme called Avada …
(Avada theme includes a built-in blog section)
As you can see, the Avada WordPress theme already comes with a built-in blog section, so there’s no need to create a separate blog page.
To learn more about WordPress themes, see this tutorial:
We also explained how to change your site from looking like a ‘blog’ that displays a dynamic list of recently-published posts, to looking more like a ‘website’ with a fixed homepage …
If you would like to learn more, go here:
Now, what if you would like to use your WordPress site as both a website and a blog, so visitors can be greeted by a home page when arriving on your site like a regular website, but also be able to read the latest news you have posted on a ‘blog’ area of your website?
Simple … just create a blog page!
WordPress allows you to create a ‘blog’ section in your website that displays your new posts to your readers with the most recent entries displaying at the top of the page.
In this step-by-step tutorial, you are going to learn how to create a blog page that will let your visitors read your latest entries.
Creating A Blog Page In WordPress To Display Your Latest Blog Posts: Tutorial
As has already been explained, in a default WordPress installation, your website looks more like a blog, showing your latest blog posts on the main page.
In this situation, however, we want our site to perform more like a traditional website (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have a ‘blog’ section.
To create a Blog Page for your website, first, create a new page.
In your WordPress admin menu, select Pages > Add New …
You can call your blog page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Demo”, “Baby’s Blog,” etc). For our example, let’s just call this page “Blog”…
Important: Leave this page entirely blank. Do not add anything into the content editor section.
After adding your page title, click on Publish to create your Blog Page…
Your Blog Page has been created, but we’re not done yet. We still have to specify the Blog Page as the page that will display your blog posts.
After you have saved and published your new blog page, go to your WordPress admin menu and select Settings > Reading …
In the Reading Settings screen, make sure that you have the following selected:
- Select A static page.
- In Posts page: select the page you have just created from the dropdown menu.
- Click Save Changes after completing the above steps …
Now, whenever visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, your Blog Page will display your latest blog post entries…
Congratulations! Now you know how to create a separate blog section on your WordPress site that will automatically display your newest entries.
See this tutorial to learn how to change the number of blog posts displayed on your blog page:
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