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 Page In WordPressIn a previous tutorial, we’ve explained how to easily create a WP home page.

If you visit that tutorial, you will learn how used right “out of the box”, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and shows a changing list of recently-published posts.

On a blog page, your blog readers can see the post titles and first paragraph or two of the content visible for each entry published with links to separate pages where visitors can then continue reading the full content (e.g. ”continue reading”…)

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Note: The way your blog posts display on your site can depend on what WordPress theme you use.

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

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We then explained how to change your site from looking like a ‘blog’ that presents a dynamic list of recently-published blog posts, to looking more like a ‘website’ with a fixed home page …

How To Create A Blog In WordPress

Go here if you would like to review this article: How To Make Any WordPress Page You Choose Be Your Home 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 welcome page when they arrive on your site like a traditional website, but also be able to view the latest blog posts on a ‘blog’ area in your website?

Easy … just create a ‘blog page’!

With WordPress, you can create a ‘blog’ area within your web site that will display new posts to readers with the latest content displaying at the top of the page.

Complete the tutorial below to learn how to create a blog page that will let your visitors read your latest content.

Tutorial: Creating A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Blog Posts

As you are probably aware by now, 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 your most recent content dynamically (i.e. not fixed) on the landing page.

In this instance, however, we want the site to perform like a traditional website (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have an additional ‘blog’ section.

To create a Blog Page then, first, create a new page.

In your WordPress dashboard, select Pages > Add New

How To Create A Blog Section In WordPress

You can name your page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Demo Site”, “Jill’s Blog,” etc). For simplicity’s sake, let’s just call this page “Blog”…

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Posts In WordPress

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

After adding the new page title, publish your new page to create the Blog Page…

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WordPress Site

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

After you have saved and published your new blog page, select Settings > Reading from your WP dashboard menu …

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

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

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

How To Create A Blog Section In WordPress

Now, when visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, your Blog Page will present them with your latest post entries…

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

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

WordPress Tip

To learn how to set the number of blog posts showing on your WordPress blog page, see this tutorial: How To Set The Number Of Entries To Display On Your WP Blog Page

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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.

How To Change How Many Published Blog Post Entries Show On Your WordPress Blog: Step-By-Step TutorialAs we’ve discussed in previous posts, by default, WordPress treats your site as a ‘blog’ and shows your newest post entries on the main page, unless you set a specific page as a static main page.

Step-By-Step Tutorial - Setting How Many Posts Display On Your WP Blog

In a previously published post, we have also addressed how to create a WordPress blog page to display your most recent blog posts.

Regardless of your choice to have your blog posts on your main page or your blog page, With WordPress you can set a specific number of published post entries to display on these pages (e.g. ‘1’, ’5’, ‘9’ etc.)

Your site will then display recently published articles on your blog page up to the maximum number of posts you have set, even if your WP website or blog contains more posts than the number you have set to display …

Specifying The Number Of Published Blog Post Entries To Display On Your Blog: Step-By-Step Tutorial

Being able to set how many posts can display on your blog page has a number of uses.

For example, you can display only the latest single post you have published. This can be handy, if, for example, you are promoting a different limited-time offer each month, a ’book of the month’ type of offer, publish the latest results of your sports team, post upcoming events, set up a weekly office page for announcements, etc.

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

Tutorial: Setting The Number Of Blog Posts Displayed On Your WP Blog Page

Whatever the reason may be, WordPress gives you the flexibility to specify the number of blog posts that will display on main blog page.

Let’s show you, then, how easy it is to set how many blog posts will display on your blog.

How To Set The Number Of Post Entries Displayed On Your WordPress Blog

Through its content management system (CMS), WordPress allows you to specify how many blog post entries you would like to have showing on the blog page of your website.

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How many posts you want to display is completely up to you. WordPress doesn’t limit this amount …

How To Specify The Number Of Published Posts To Display On Your Blog Page - Tutorial

Note: Pick a sensible setting that won’t slow down your page as the entries load on your site. You can always raise or lower the number of posts displayed.

To specify how many published blog post entries you would like to have displaying on the blog page of your website, go to your WordPress dashboard menu and choose Settings > Reading

Setting How Many Published Blog Posts Show On Your WP Blog Page: Tutorial

Configure your settings in the Reading Settings page as per the screenshot below:

How To Edit The Number Of Posts Displayed On The Front Page

If you are using your WordPress site as a blog (i.e. the default WordPress option), where the front page shows your most recent posts, then edit your settings as described 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 items that you want to display – e.g. ‘1’, ’5’, ’10’, ’12’ etc.)
  3. Click the ‘Save’ button when done…

Step-By-Step Tutorial - Setting How Many Blog Posts Show On Your WP Blog

Specifying The Number Of Posts Displayed On Your Blog Page

If you are using your site as a website, where the front page is a fixed page and your latest posts show up on a separate blog page, then edit your settings as described 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 posts that you want showing – i.e. ‘1’, ‘3’, ‘7’, ’12’ etc.)
  3. Click on Save Changes when finished …

How To Set How Many Blog Post Entries Show On Your Blog Page: Step-By-Step Tutorial

Now, when visitors land on your site, they will see your newest blog posts showing either on your main page or blog page, up to the maximum number of posts you have specified …

Specifying How Many Blog Post Entries Show Up On Your Blog: Step-By-Step Tutorial

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

How To Use WordPress Post Excerpts And Post Previews

Congratulations! Now you know how to set the number of posts you would like to have showing on the blog page of your WP web site.

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