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 another post, we discuss how to easily set any page on your website as your home page.

If you go through that tutorial, you will learn how by default, WordPress acts as a ‘blog’ and shows a self-updating list of recently-published posts.

On a WP blog page, your site visitors can see the post titles and an excerpt of the content visible for each post published and links pointing to separate pages where visitors can then keep access the full item (e.g. ”click here to read the full article”…)

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

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Note: The way 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

(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:

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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 Page To Display Your WordPress Posts

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Now, what if you want to use your site 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 access your most recent news you have published on a ‘blog’ area in your site?

Easy … just create a ‘blog page’!

WordPress lets you easily create a ‘blog’ section within your website that displays new post entries to visitors with the latest entries displaying at the top of the page.

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to easily set up a blog page to display your latest content.

Step-By-Step Tutorial: Creating A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Blog Posts

As we’ve already explained, in a default WordPress installation, your website looks more like a blog, displaying your most recent articles dynamically (i.e. not fixed) on your welcome page.

Now, we want our site to perform more like a traditional web site (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have an additional ‘blog’ page.

To create a Blog Page for your site, first, you need to create a new page.

In your WP admin area, choose Pages > Add New

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WordPress Site

You can name your page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Updates”, “Jill’s Blog,” etc). In the example below we’ll just call this page “Blog”…

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

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

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

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WP Site

You have now created your Blog Page, but we’re not done yet. We 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 blog page, click on Settings > Reading from the WP admin menu …

How To Create A Blog Section In Your WP Site

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 in the dropdown menu.
  3. Remember to click Save Changes to update your settings …

How To Create A Blog In WordPress

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

How To Create A Blog In Your WP Site

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

WordPress Tip

To learn how to specify the number of posts to display on your WP blog page, see this tutorial:

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