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.

How To Create A Blog In WordPressIn a separate tutorial, we have explained how to easily create a static WordPress home page.

If you go through that tutorial, you will see that by default, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and presents a self-updating list of recently-published blog posts.

On a WordPress blog page, users can see the post titles and first paragraph or two of the content displayed for each post published with links to separate pages which contain the full content (e.g. “read more”…)

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Posts

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Note: How your blog posts appear on your site can depend on what WordPress theme you use.

To learn more about WordPress themes, see this article: WP For Newbies – An Introduction To WordPress Themes

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We then 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 ‘web site’ with a fixed main page …

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

Go here if you would like to learn more: How To Set Any Page In WordPress As The Static Home Page

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 static welcome page when they land on your site like a traditional website, but also be able to read the latest posts on a ‘blog’ area in your website?

Easy … just create a blog page!

With WordPress, you can create a ‘blog’ section within your website that will display new posts to visitors with the most recent entries displaying at the top of the page.

Let’s show you, then, how to create a ’blog’ section within your site to display your latest post entries.

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

As we have already explained, in a default WordPress installation, your website looks more like a blog, displaying your latest blog posts on the home page.

In this instance, however, we want the web site to behave like a static website (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have a ‘blog’ component.

To create a Blog Page for your site, first, create a new page.

In your WordPress admin menu, choose Pages > Add New

How To Create A Blog In WordPress

You can call your blog page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Specials”, “Julie’s Blog,” etc). For simplicity’s sake, we’ll call this page “Blog”…

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

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Important: Leave this page entirely blank. Do not type anything into the content editor section.

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

How To Create A Blog In Your WP Site

You have now created your Blog Page, but we’re not done yet. You still need to specify the Blog Page as the page that will display your post.

After saving and publishing your blog page, choose Settings > Reading from the WP admin menu …

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WordPress Site

In the Reading Settings screen, make sure to configure the settings as shown below:

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

How To Create A Blog In Your WP Site

Now, when your visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, they will see your most recent post entries displayed on your site…

How To Create A Blog Page To 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 most recently published blog content.

WordPress Tip

See this tutorial to learn how to set the number of posts displayed on your WordPress blog page: How To Change The Number Of Posts Displaying On Your WordPress Blog

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How To Set The Number Of Blog Posts To Display In WordPress

Learn how to set the number of published blog posts to display on your WordPress blog page.

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Tutorial - Specifying The Number Of Blog Posts Displayed On Your WordPress BlogAs we’ve discussed in previous posts, by default, WordPress treats your site as a ‘blog’ and shows your most recent post entries on the main page, unless you fix a page as your front page.

Tutorial: How To Set How Many Published Blog Post Items Show On Your Blog

In a previous article, we also discussed how to create a WordPress blog page to show your latest blog posts.

Regardless of your choice to make your blog posts on your front page or your blog page, With WordPress you can set a specific number of published blog post entries to show up on these pages (e.g. ‘1’, ’4’, ’15’ etc.)

Your WP site will then display blog post entries on your blog page up to the maximum number of posts you have specified, even if your WordPress web site contains more blog posts than the number of items you have set to display …

Setting How Many Entries Show On Your WP Blog Page: Tutorial

Having the ability to specify how many entries will display on your blog page can be useful.

For example, you can display only the most recent post item that you have published. This can be handy for example, if you want to send your readers to a different limited-time offer each week, a ‘deal of the day’ type of offer, publish the latest results of a local sports competition, post an upcoming event, set up a weekly corporate page for updates and announcements, etc.

You can also use this feature to fill an ugly space on your blog page if your sidebar menu runs too long …

How To Change How Many Blog Posts Show On Your WP Blog Page - Step-By-Step Tutorial

Whatever the reason may be, With WordPress you have the flexibility to change the number of blog posts that will show on your blog page.

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how easy it is to change the number of blog post entries you want to display on your site’s blog page.

How To Change The Number Of Posts Displayed On Your WordPress Blog

Through its content management system (CMS), WordPress lets you choose how many published blog post entries you want to have displaying on the blog page.

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The number of posts you would like displayed is entirely up to you. there is no limit to this amount …

Specifying How Many Posts Show Up On Your WordPress Blog Page - Tutorial

Note: We suggest that you select a sensible setting that won’t slow down your page as the entries load on your site. You can always increase or decrease the amount of items displayed.

To set the number of blog post entries you would like to show on the blog page of your site, go to your WordPress navigation menu and click on Settings > Reading

Step-By-Step Tutorial: How To Specify How Many Blog Posts Show Up On Your Blog

Configure your options in the Reading Settings panel as shown below:

Modifying The Number Of Posts On Your Front Page

If you are using your site as a blog (i.e. the default WordPress option), where the home page displays your latest published blog entries, then edit your settings as shown below:

  1. Front page displays: Set this to Your latest posts
  2. Blog pages show at most: X posts (where ‘X’ is the number of post entries you want to show – e.g. ‘1’, ‘3’, ‘7’, ’12’ etc.)
  3. Click the Save Changes button when done…

How To Set The Number Of Entries Showing On Your WP Blog - Step-By-Step Tutorial

How To Change The Number Of Posts Displayed On The Blog Page

If you are using your site as a website, where the home page displays a fixed page and your most recent blog posts display on a separate blog page, then set your options as shown below:

  1. Front page displays: Set this to A static page, then select Posts page: > your Blog Page from the drop down menu
  2. Blog pages show at most: X posts X posts (where ‘X’ is the number of blog post entries that you want showing – i.e. ‘1’, ’5’, ’10’, ’15’ etc.)
  3. Click on Save Changes when done …

Tutorial: Setting The Number Of Published Blog Post Entries Displayed On Your Blog

Now, when visitors land on your site, they will see posts displayed either on your home page or blog page, as per the settings you have specified …

Tutorial: Specifying How Many Entries Show Up On Your Blog Page

Tip

help To learn how to change the length of your post excerpts, see the tutorial below:

redarrow How To Use WordPress Post Excerpts And Post Previews

Congratulations! Now you know how to set the amount of published posts you want to show on the blog page of your web site.

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