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How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress



WordPress displays your content in a blog format on the homepage normally but not all sites should be displayed that way. Some sites you want to display a welcome page or other custom content but can still find use for your posts. In this video we will show you how to create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress.

You would want to start by creating two new pages on your site one to be the new home page and another to be the page where you list your blog posts. For the home page you will want to add whatever content to it that you want someone visiting your site to see first. For the posts page you will want to leave that blank for your posts to be added to the page.

With the pages set up you will now go back to your admin area under Settings, Reading. From this page you can set your separate blog page by changing how your home page is displayed to a static page where you can set your home and posts page to the pages you want.

Now that you have set your page for blog posts you will need to ensure there is a method to find your posts. Under Appearance, Menus you can add the pages to your menu and ensure to include them in your menu and the menu display checkbox is checked. With that you now have a separate page for your blog posts in WordPress.

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Comments ( 25 )

  1. My Dashboard does not have a "settings" part or "appearance". Is this on the newer version?

  2. Thank you so much! Perfect tutorial. Very helpful.

  3. I have a blog page now, will this video help me Add more blogs to that page? Or should I add another blog page altogether? Is that practical? I did not make my website, someone else did. So I have to learn myself how to maintain it by reading and watching on the internet to learn all this from scratch. I can't get in touch anymore with the person that did my site. So the future with my site is up to Me! Any other ideas would help if you can share. Thanks in advance!

  4. Thanks for the easy walk through on this!

  5. Followed the instructions but When i create a new post it doesnt show up on any pages at all. Please help. So frustrated been dealing with this for a week already..

  6. Hello, Is there away to create a page that in not part of the menu/home page that no one can see except by me giving them the URL and be able to create a pop-up lead capture for the viewer to complete prior to viewing the page?

  7. Word press looks completely different these days 🙁

  8. Thank you for the video. How do we customize the appearance of my post page?

  9. Please write a video about the creation of a multi-site on wordpress with the function of searching on the site and the possibility of commenting. Based on free template. Thank!

  10. I created a "Blog" page, but it just doesn't show up under settings>reading. Its just not available in the drop down menu. Is this because of my theme?

  11. thank you very much youve been of much much help

  12. Wow! Thank you for this! Definitely helped me out and you were quick and to the point. 😉

  13. You are a life Savior for me. Thanks a Lot !.😘😘👌👌

  14. Do I need to change my site from a ".wordpress.com" to a ".com" to be able to effect this changes???

  15. I can't seem to get the tutorial, I can't seem to find a couple of these settings such as "screen options". Is it wordpress outdated or what? Can someone help! Thanks.

  16. thank you for this video, it is helpful and easy to follow.

  17. Help! Why does my WordPress with Astra Themes add page does not look like this. It has a box for a title then below start writing or block format.

    Also when I go to add my Blog articles the menus there does not include Home just the menus I designed i,e, introduction, services, philosophy, blog, contact us.

    What am I doing wrong? Why can't I link my 1st blog article to my assigned BLOG section?

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