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 Page In WordPress

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPressIn a previous article, we discussed how to create a static home page in WordPress.

If you visit that tutorial, you will learn that in a default installation, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and presents a changing list of recently-published posts.

On a WP blog page, users can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content displayed for each post item published and links to separate pages which contain the full content (e.g. “read more”…)

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WordPress Site

Important

Note: How your blog posts display on your site can depend 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

(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:

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We also showed you 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 ‘web site’ with a static main page …

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

If you would like to review this post, go here:

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

Easy … just create a blog page!

With WordPress, you can easily create a ‘blog’ page within your website that displays new post entries to your readers with the most recent entries displaying at the top of the page.

Let’s show you, then, how to create a blog page that will display your latest articles.

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

As you are probably aware by now, in a default WordPress installation, your site looks more like a blog, showing your most recent content dynamically (i.e. not fixed) on the welcome page.

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

To create a Blog Page for your website, let’s first create a new page.

In your WordPress admin area, select Pages > Add New

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

You can call the page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Specials”, “Fred’s Blog,” etc). In the example below let’s call this page “Blog”…

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

Important

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

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

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Posts

Your Blog Page has now been created, but we’re still not quite done yet. You still have to specify the Blog Page as the page that will show your blog entries.

After saving and publishing your new page, go to your WP dashboard menu and select Settings > Reading

How To Create A Blog Section In WordPress

In the Reading Settings screen, make sure that you have the following selected:

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

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

Now, whenever users click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, your Blog Page will present them with your most recent blog post entries…

How To Create A Blog In Your WordPress Site

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

Useful Tip

To learn how to set the number of blog posts displayed on your blog page, see this tutorial:

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