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 post, we discuss how to easily specify any page on your WP website or blog as your home page.

If you go through that tutorial, you will see how in a default installation, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and shows a changing list of recently-published posts.

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

How To Create A Blog In WordPress

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Note: How your blog posts display 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 explained how to change your site from looking like a ‘blog’ that displays a changing list of recently-published posts, to looking more like a ‘website’ with a static homepage …

How To Create A Blog In WordPress

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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 landing on your site like a normal website, but also be able to access the most recent articles on a ‘blog’ section within your website?

Easy … just create a ‘blog page’!

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

Complete the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to easily set up a blog page that will display your latest post entries.

Tutorial: Creating A Blog Page To Display Your Latest 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 behaves characteristically like a blog, showing the most recent content dynamically (i.e. not static) on your landing page.

Now, we want the web site to look more like a traditional website (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have a ‘blog’ component.

To create a Blog Page then, let’s first create a new page.

In your WordPress dashboard, choose Pages > Add New

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WordPress Site

You can call your page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “News”, “Barney’s Blog,” etc). For simplicity’s sake, we’ll call this page “Blog”…

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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, publish your new page to create your new Blog Page…

How To Create A Blog In Your WordPress Site

You have now created your Blog Page, but there’s still one more step to complete. We still need to specify the Blog Page as the page that will show your post.

After saving and publishing your new page, go to your WP navigation menu and click on Settings > Reading

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

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

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

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

Now, when your visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, they will view your latest blog post entries showing on your site…

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

Congratulations! Now you know how to create a separate blog area on your website to display your latest blog content.

Useful Tip

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

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