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 Section In Your WordPress SiteIn a previously published tutorial, we show you how to easily specify any page on your website as your home page.

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

On a blog page, your blog users can see the headlines and first paragraph or two of the content visible for each item published and links pointing to separate post pages which contain the full content (e.g. ”click here to learn more”…)

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 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 fixed homepage …

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Posts 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 information on an unchanging page when arriving on your site like a regular website, but also be able to view your most recent articles on a ‘blog’ section of your website?

Simple … just create a blog page!

With WordPress, you can create a ‘blog’ section in your web site that will display your new post entries to readers with the latest articles displaying at the top of the page.

Let’s show you, then, how to easily create a ’blog’ section on your site that will let your visitors read your latest content.

Creating A Blog Page In WordPress To Display Your Latest Blog Posts: Tutorial

As we have already explained, 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 newest articles dynamically (i.e. not static) on your welcome page.

In this situation, however, we want the site to behave like a static website (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have a ‘blog’ section.

To create a Blog Page then, first, create a new page.

In your WordPress admin area, select Pages > Add New

How To Create A Blog In WordPress

You can call the blog page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Specials”, “Crazy Wilma’s Blog,” etc). In the example below we’ll call this page “Blog”…

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Post Entries In WordPress

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Important: Leave the content section of this page empty. Do not type anything into the content editor section.

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

How To Create A Blog Section In WordPress

Your Blog Page has been created, but there’s still one more step that needs to be completed. You still need to instruct WordPress to make the Blog Page be the page that will display your blog posts.

After you have saved and published your new page, go to the WP admin menu and select Settings > Reading

How To Create A Blog In Your WP Site

In the Reading Settings section, configure the following settings:

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

How To Create A Blog Section In WordPress

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

How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your Latest Blog Post Entries

Congratulations! Now you know how to create a separate blog section on your WordPress site that will automatically display your latest published entries.

Useful Tip

See this tutorial to learn how to specify the number of blog posts to display on your blog page:

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Originally published as How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress.