How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress
In another tutorial, we cover how to easily specify any page on your site as your home page.
If you go through that tutorial, you will see that used right “out of the box”, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and displays a self-updating list of recently-published posts.
On a blog page, your site visitors can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content displayed for each entry published and links pointing to separate post pages which contain the full content (e.g. ”click here to continue reading”…)
Note: How your blog posts display on your site depends on the 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 article:
We also 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 ‘web site’ with a fixed homepage …
Go here to view this tutorial:
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 page when landing on your site like a regular website, but also be able to access your latest posts on a ‘blog’ section in your site?
Easy … just create a blog page!
WordPress allows you to create a ‘blog’ page in your web site that displays new posts to visitors with the most recent articles displayed at the top of the page.
In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to create a blog page that will let your visitors read your latest content.
How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress To Display Your Latest 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 looks more like a blog, showing the newest post entries on the home page.
Now, we want our web site to perform more like a traditional web site (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 dashboard menu, choose Pages > Add New …
You can name the blog page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “News”, “Julie’s Blog,” etc). For this example, we’ll call this page “Blog”…
Important: Leave the content section of this page empty. Do not add anything into the content editor section.
After adding the page title, click on Publish to create your new Blog Page…
You have now created your Blog Page, but there’s still one more step to complete. We still have to specify the Blog Page as the page that will display your post.
After saving and publishing your new blog page, go to your WP dashboard menu and click on Settings > Reading …
In the Reading Settings screen, configure the following options:
- Select A static page.
- In Posts page: locate the page you have just created from the dropdown menu.
- Click Save Changes to update your settings …
Now, whenever your visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, they will view your latest blog post entries showing on your site…
Congratulations! Now you know how to create a blog section on your website that will automatically display your latest entries.
See this tutorial to learn how to change the number of entries to display on your blog page:
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