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How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

In a previous post, we show you how to turn any page on your website or blog into a static 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 self-updating list of recently-published posts.

On a WP blog page, your site visitors can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content visible for each item published with links pointing to separate post pages where your visitors can then continue reading the full article (e.g. ”continue reading”…)

Note: The way your blog posts display on your site depends 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)

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 displays a changing list of recently-published blog posts, to looking more like a ‘website’ with a static homepage …

Go here if you would like to learn more:

Now, what if you want to use your site as both a website and a blog, so visitors can be greeted by a static home page when they land on your site like a normal website, but also be able to view your most recent posts on a ‘blog’ area in your site?

Simple … just create a blog page!

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

Complete the tutorial below to learn how to easily create a ’blog’ section on your site that will display your latest blog posts.

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

As explained earlier, by default, when you install WordPress without assigning a specific page to display as the home page of your website, your website acts as a blog, displaying the most recent content on your home page.

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

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

In your WordPress dashboard menu, choose Pages > Add New

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

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

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

You have now created your Blog Page, but there’s still one more step that needs to be done. We still have to specify the Blog Page as the page that will show your blog posts.

After saving and publishing your blog page, go to the WP admin menu and select Settings > Reading

In the Reading Settings panel, make sure to configure the settings as shown below:

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

Now, when your 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 page on your WP site that will automatically list your newest blog content.

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

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