How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

Learn how to create a blog page on your WordPress site that will automatically display your most recent published blog posts.

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How To Create A Blog In WordPressIn a previously published post, we have covered how to specify any page on your website as your home page.

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 blog posts.

On a blog page, users can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content visible for each post item published with links pointing to separate post pages where your visitors can then keep see the full content (e.g. ”continue reading”…)

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Post Entries

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Note: The way your blog posts appear on your site depends to a large extent on the WordPress theme you use.

To learn more about WordPress themes, see this tutorial: Themes – An Overview

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We then showed you how to change your site from looking like a ‘blog’ that displays a changing list of recently-published posts, to looking more like a ‘website’ with a static home page …

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

Go here if you would like to learn more: How To Make A WordPress Page Your Static Front Page

Now, what if you would like to use your website as both a website and a blog, so visitors can be greeted by a static welcome page when they land on your site like a regular website, but also be able to view your latest blog post entries on a ‘blog’ area of your website?

Easy … just create a ‘blog page’!

With WordPress, you can easily create a ‘blog’ page in your web site that will display new post entries to readers with the most recent post entries showing at the top of the page.

Complete the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to set up a blog page that will display your latest articles.

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Blog Posts: Step-By-Step Tutorial

As we have already explained, by default, when you install WordPress without assigning a specific page to display as the home page of your website, your site acts as a blog, displaying the most recent content on your welcome page.

Now, we want our website to perform more like a traditional web site (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have an additional ‘blog’ page.

To create a Blog Page then, first, you need to create a new page.

In your WP dashboard menu, select Pages > Add New

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Post Entries In WordPress

You can call your blog page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Updates”, “Baby’s Blog,” etc). For the sake of simplicity, let’s call this page “Blog”…

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

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Important: Leave the content section of this page completely empty. Do not type anything into the content editor section.

After adding the page title, click on Publish to create the Blog Page…

How To Create A Blog In Your WP Site

You have now created your Blog Page, but there’s still one more step that needs to be done. We still have to instruct WordPress to make the Blog Page be the page that will display your blog posts.

After saving and publishing your new page, go to the WP admin menu and choose Settings > Reading

How To Create A Blog In Your WordPress Site

In the Reading Settings section, make sure that you have the following configured:

  1. Select A static page.
  2. In Posts page: select the page you have just created in the dropdown menu.
  3. Click Save Changes after completing the above to update your settings …

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

Now, when visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, your Blog Page will display your most recent blog post entries…

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Congratulations! Now you know how to create a separate blog area on your website that will automatically display your most recently published entries.

Useful Tip

To learn how to specify the number of entries displayed on your blog page, see this tutorial: How To Set The Number Of Entries Displaying On Your WordPress Blog Page

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