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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’ve explained how to create a static home page in WordPress.

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

On a WordPress blog page, visitors can see the post titles and an excerpt of the content displayed for each blog post published with links to separate post pages that contain the full article (e.g. ”click here to read the full article”…)

Note: How your blog posts display 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 blog posts, to looking more like a ‘web site’ with a fixed main page …

Go here to learn more:

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

Simple … just create a blog page!

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

Complete the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to easily create a blog page to display your latest articles.

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

As explained earlier, in a default WordPress installation, your site acts as a blog, showing the latest entries on your landing page.

In this instance, however, we want the website to look like a traditional web site (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 admin area, choose Pages > Add New

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

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

After adding your 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. You still need to specify the Blog Page as the page that will display your blog posts.

After you have saved and published your new page, choose Settings > Reading from your WordPress admin menu …

In the Reading Settings panel, make sure that you have the following configured:

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

Now, whenever 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 separate blog page on your site to display your latest published posts.

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

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"Wow! I never knew there's so much to learn about WordPress! I bought one of the WordPress for Dummies three years ago, such authors need to be on this course!" - Rich Law, Create A Blog Now

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