How to Create a Blog Page in WordPress (Step by Step)

How to Create a Blog Page in WordPress (Step by Step)

Are you wondering how to create a blog page in WordPress? Then you’re in the right place.

By default, WordPress shows your latest blog posts on the homepage. With a few clicks, you can easily turn your homepage into static a page and add a separate blog page to your WordPress site.

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a separate blog page in WordPress with ease.

1. Create 2 Pages – a Blog Page and a Homepage

The first thing you’ll need to do is create 2 pages for blog and homepage. In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Pages » Add New. For the sake of this example, let’s name the page as Blog and Home. Then, publish those pages.

create a new page - home

Be sure to add the necessary content to your home page before publishing it.

2. Choose the Right Page Templates

WordPress themes are shipped with several page templates to help you quickly customize the look of your pages. Check whether your theme comes with homepage and blog page templates.

If you can’t find an appropriate template, then head over to the next step.

Here’s how to choose the right template in your WordPress page.

In the Page Attributes meta box, choose the right template in the Template dropdown and update your page.

frontpage template

3. Configure Homepage Settings

Head over to Settings » Reading. Next to Your homepage displays option, choose A static page.

OnePress Review - set up frontpage

You’ll now be prompted to choose a homepage and posts page. After selecting the pages, click Save Changes.

4. Add Blog Page to Your Menu

Now that you’ve created a separate blog page and homepage, the next thing you might want to do is to add the blog page and homepage to your navigation menu.

Navigation menu provides a quick link to some of the most important pages of your site. To add, edit or manage your navigation menu, go to Appearance » Menus. Then, click create a new menu.

create menu in WordPress

You’ll now be prompted to specify Menu Name.

As you can see in the screenshot, our theme supports 2 different menu locations: Primary Menu and Social Links Menu. Keep in mind that menu locations and their names vary from theme to theme.

Next, select the pages (Blog and Homepage) that you want to add to the menu and then, click Add to Menu. Then click Save Menu.

position menu structure

You’ll now be able to access the blog page from your main menu on your site.

We hope this article helped you learn how to create a blog page in WordPress. For a complete step-by-step guide, check out how to start a blog.

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