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 Your WordPress SiteIn a previous article, we discussed how to easily set any page on your site as your home page.

If you read that tutorial, you will see how used right “out of the box”, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and displays a dynamic list of recently-published posts.

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

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

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Note: The way your blog posts appear on your site can depend to a large extent 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 explained 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 static home page …

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WP Site

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Now, what if you want to use your WordPress site as both a website and a blog, so visitors can be greeted by a static welcome page when arriving on your site like a normal website, but also be able to access the most recent articles on a ‘blog’ section of your website?

Simple … just create a blog page!

WordPress lets you easily create a ‘blog’ page within your website that will display your new posts to visitors with the most recent articles showing at the top of the page.

Complete the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to create a ’blog’ section on your site that will display your latest post entries.

Tutorial: Creating A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Posts

As has already been explained, 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, showing your latest blog posts on the welcome page.

In this instance, however, we want our 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, you need to create a new page.

In your WP dashboard menu, select Pages > Add New

How To Create A Blog In WordPress

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

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

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

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

How To Create A Blog In Your WP Site

Your Blog Page is now created, but there’s still one more step to complete. 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, choose Settings > Reading from your WP navigation menu …

How To Create A Blog In WordPress

In the Reading Settings panel, make sure that you have the following settings configured:

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

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your WordPress Posts

Now, whenever your visitors 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 Page In WordPress

Congratulations! Now you know how to create a blog section on your site to list your latest blog post items.

WP Tip

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

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