Learn to create a separate WordPress page for blog posts.
If you’re like a lot of people, you may think that WordPress is only a platform for personal and business blogs. Well, that certainly isn’t the case. It is true that by default WordPress displays web content in a blog format on the homepage. If you want to create a blog inside a traditional website, you can certainly design a custom homepage and create a separate WordPress page for blog posts. Here, we are going to create two separate pages on WordPress – one will be your “Home” page and the other your “Blog” page.
Step #1: Log in to your WordPress “Dashboard”.
Enter the Username and Password to access your WordPress account.
Step#2: Adding a new “Home” page in WordPress
Select “Pages” and then select “Add New” at the top of the next page.
Step #3: Designing the “Home” page.
You will probably want to make the “Title” of this page “Home”. Below the “Title” is a traditional text editor to actually style your homepage.
You will notice in the right sidebar underneath “Page Attributes” the word “Template”. Some WordPress themes come with a custom page template that can be used as a static front page of your website. If there is no “Front page template” available, just choose “Default template”.
You should now select “Screen Options” at the top right corner of your screen. Make sure “Discussion” is checked. This will display the “Discussion” box further down the screen. Uncheck both “Comments” and “Trackbacks” to disable discussion on your homepage.
Step #4: Create a separate WordPress page for blog posts.
Once you have saved or published your new “Home” page, select “Add New” to begin creating your new “Blog” page.
The “Title” for this new page should be “Blog”. It is not necessary to enter anything in the text area since your new blog posts will appear on this page. Choose your “Template” and be sure to “Publish”.
Step #5: Tell WordPress how to use your new pages.
In the left WordPress navigation sidebar, select “Settings”, then select “Reading”.
Once you have published your new “Home” and “Blog” pages they should appear as options here in the “Reading Settings” area. Select your pages accordingly and be sure to “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.
If you would like for your new pages to appear in your navigation menu, from the WordPress left navigation sidebar select “Appearance”, then “Menu” and add the pages to your Menu.
I hope this article has helped you create a new homepage and blog page for your WordPress website. I would like to hear your feedback or answer any questions via my contact page.
If you need help in designing your WordPress website or blog, please check out my self-hosted WordPress blog design services.
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