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How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

In a previous tutorial, we address how to easily set any page on your website or blog as your home page.

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

On a WP blog page, your blog users can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content visible for each item published with links to separate pages which contain the full item (e.g. ”click here to continue reading”…)

Note: The way your blog posts appear on your site can depend 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 presents a dynamic list of recently-published posts, to looking more like a ‘website’ with a static home page …

Go here to learn more:

Now, what if you want to use your web site 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 your latest news you have written on a ‘blog’ area of your site?

Easy … just create a ‘blog page’!

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

Let’s show you, then, how to create a ’blog’ section on your WordPress site that will let your visitors view your latest blog posts.

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

As explained earlier, in a default WordPress installation, your website acts as a blog, displaying the newest entries dynamically (i.e. not static) on the landing page.

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

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

In your WP admin menu, choose Pages > Add New

You can name the page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Demo Site”, “Barney’s Blog,” etc). For this example, let’s call this page “Blog”…

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

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

You have now created your Blog Page, but we’re still not quite done yet. We still need to specify the Blog Page as the page that will display your blog entries.

After you have saved and published your new blog page, go to your WordPress navigation menu and choose Settings > Reading

In the Reading Settings panel, configure the following settings:

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

Now, whenever your visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, your Blog Page will display your latest post entries…

Congratulations! Now you know how to create a separate blog section on your site to list your most recent blog post items.

To learn how to change the number of blog posts showing on your blog, see this tutorial:

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