How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress
In a previous article, we’ve explained how to easily create a WordPress home page.
If you read that tutorial, you will see how in a default installation, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and shows a self-updating list of recently-published posts.
On a WordPress blog page, users can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content visible for each article published and links pointing to separate post pages where visitors can then continue access the full article (e.g. “read more”…)
Note: How your blog posts display on your site depends to a large extent on what 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 explained how to change your site from looking like a ‘blog’ that presents a changing list of recently-published posts, to looking more like a ‘website’ with a static homepage …
Go here if you would like to review this tutorial:
Now, what if you would like to use your web site as both a website and a blog, so visitors can be greeted by a static page when they arrive on your site like a regular website, but also be able to view the most recent news you have published on a ‘blog’ area within your website?
Easy … just create a blog page!
WordPress lets you easily create a ‘blog’ area within your website that will display your new posts to your visitors with the latest post entries displayed at the top of the page.
Complete the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to easily set up a ’blog’ section within your site that will display your latest articles.
How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress To Display Your Latest Blog Posts: Step-By-Step Tutorial
As we have already explained, in a default WordPress installation, your website acts as a blog, displaying the most recent entries on your home page.
In this situation, however, we want our web site to perform like a traditional website (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have a ‘blog’ section.
To create a Blog Page then, first, you need to create a new page.
In your WP dashboard, choose Pages > Add New …
You can call your blog page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “News”, “Fred’s Blog,” etc). For the sake of simplicity, let’s 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 new page title, click on Publish to create the Blog Page…
Your Blog Page has been created, 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 show your blog entries.
After you have saved and published your new page, select Settings > Reading from your WP admin menu …
In the Reading Settings panel, select the following settings:
- Select A static page.
- In Posts page: locate the page you have just created from the dropdown menu.
- Remember to click Save Changes after completing the above …
Now, when visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, your Blog Page will display your most recent blog post entries…
Congratulations! Now you know how to create a blog section on your website that will automatically display your latest published blog post entries.
See this tutorial to learn how to change the number of posts displayed on your blog page:
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