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 WordPress

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

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

On a WordPress blog page, visitors can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content visible for each article published with links to separate post pages that contain the full item (e.g. “read more”…)

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WP Site

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Note: How your blog posts appear 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

(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 posts, to looking more like a ‘web site’ with a fixed main page …

How To Create A Blog In Your WP Site

If you would like to learn more, go here:

Now, what if you want to use your web site as both a website and a blog, so visitors can be greeted by a home page when they land on your site like a normal website, but also be able to access your latest articles on a ‘blog’ section within your site?

Simple … just create a blog page!

WordPress lets you easily create a ‘blog’ area in your web site that will display your new post entries to your visitors with the latest entries displayed at the top of the page.

Let’s show you, then, how to easily set up a blog page that will let your visitors view your latest content.

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

As has already been explained, in a default WordPress installation, your website behaves characteristically like a blog, displaying your newest articles on your welcome page.

Now, we want the web site to perform more like a static 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 WP dashboard, choose Pages > Add New

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WP Site

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

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WP Site

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

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

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

Your Blog Page has been created, but there’s still one more step to do. You still need to specify the Blog Page as the page that will display your blog entries.

After you have saved and published your new blog page, go to your WP navigation menu and click on Settings > Reading

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WP Site

In the Reading Settings area, make sure to configure the options as shown below:

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

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

Now, whenever your visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, they will see your latest blog post entries displayed on your site…

How To Create A Blog In Your WordPress Site

Congratulations! Now you know how to create a blog page on your website that will automatically list your most recent blog posts.

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See this tutorial to learn how to set the number of blog posts displaying on your WP blog page:

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