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How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

How To Create A Blog Page In WordPress

In a separate article, we address how to set any page on your website as your home page.

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

On a blog page, your blog readers can see the headlines and an excerpt of the content displayed for each blog post published and links pointing to separate post pages where your visitors can then keep reading the full article (e.g. ”click here to learn more”…)

Note: How your blog posts appear 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)

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 explained 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 homepage …

To learn more, go here:

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 arriving on your site like a regular website, but also be able to read the most recent news you have published on a ‘blog’ section of your site?

Simple … just create a blog page!

WordPress lets you easily create a ‘blog’ page in your web site that will display new posts to visitors with the most recent entries displayed at the top of the page.

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to set up a ’blog’ section on your site to display your latest content.

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

As has already been explained, in a default WordPress installation, your site behaves characteristically like a blog, displaying your newest blog posts dynamically (i.e. not fixed) on the landing page.

In this instance, however, we want the site to look like a traditional website (i.e. with a ‘fixed’ home page) but also have an additional ‘blog’ section.

To create a Blog Page then, first, you need to create a new page.

In your WordPress admin menu, select Pages > Add New

You can name this page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Specials”, “Wilma’s Blog,” etc). For simplicity’s sake, we’ll call this page “Blog”…

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

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

You have now created your Blog Page, but there’s still one more step that needs to be done. You 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 page, go to the WP admin menu and click on Settings > Reading

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

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

Now, when visitors click on the ‘Blog’ link on your site, they will view your latest blog post entries showing on your site…

Congratulations! Now you know how to create a separate blog section on your WP site to display your most recent entries.

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

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