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I'm going to walk you through how to create a separate blog page for your blog posts .
In wordpress .
By default , wordpress allows you to see all of your blog posts from your home page on your website .
So this is my website and you see all of the blog posts are here on one scrolling location .
But what if I'm a business or if I'm wanting to have a welcoming page on the front home page or have an area where I want to get people to sign up to my email newsletter or anything like that .
I'm gonna walk you through how to do that .
Exactly that .
So let's dive in .
What we want to do is go to our dashboard and from here we want to create the page that all the blog posts are going to go on .
So you can go to pages and if you don't already have a blog page or you can name it , newsletter or articles , whatever it is that you want to do , this is the page that you want people to go to .
So go to pages and just click , add new , you can name this whatever you want .
You don't have to name it blog page , you can do articles or anything like that .
And that's really all you want to do .
Just go over here and click publish and we'll make sure that we publish it and now we can go back to our dashboard and we have this here .
So the next thing we need to do is set it up .
So let's go over settings and go to reading .
And this is where you make the changes .
You see home page displays your latest posts .
We actually don't want that .
So we can say a static page , the static page simply means it's content that you have that you've written out and that's what they'll land on it .
You can choose any page that you want and that will become your home page .
I just happen to have a page here that is called home .
Like with the blog page , you would want to set up a home page that will have your content or your information .
And now for posts , this is where we click the blog page that we just created .
And then all of the posts will go on there .
And then a little bit more information here is the blog page to show it the most .
So by default , it'll show 10 blog pages on one page and then they'll have to go to page two and page three you can change that here .
And then the other thing you want to do is change for post and feed .
By default , it'll show full text , meaning your whole blog post will show on that blog page .
Let's do summary instead .
So only like a snippet with read more or view more will be there .
So once you do all of those items , click save changes .
Now , just to show you what we've done , let's go back to all pages and where we didn't have this before .
We now see this indication that this is our post page which all the posts will go on this and for our home , this is showing the front page .
So that will be the page that will show the front page .
One other thing we need to do is we need to make sure that our menu is set up for everything .
So let's go to appearance menus and we've got our home here , which is good .
We also want to add the blog page too .
You got blog , add the menu , it's down here .
So I want to actually bring it up .
You can left click , drag it and it's right there .
So it looks good .
So we'll save it and now I can go to my home .
Let me go ahead and refresh this .
And now this is my home .
Obviously , I need to make some changes to this , but this will be my home page that everything is coming when somebody comes to my site , that's what they'll see .
So I want to make that more inviting .
But when I , they click on the blog , then these are all of the blog posts and you see , we only have 10 .
So then they can click on the next for older posts .
Now that we've done that , there are a few ways that you can change your home page .
Let me show you a couple of ways .
First , you can go to appearance customize and from here , depending on your theme , it might allow you to make changes to your home page .
Right from here , you will have little blue pencils to allow you to make the changes from the home page .
Another great feature that or another great area that you can do is if you actually go into the page area itself , so we'll go to pages , look at home , we'll edit the home page , that is our front page and there might be default templates that you can choose from , so you could do that as well .
And then another thing that you could use is a plug-in like Beaver Builder , which is an easy to use dragon drop plug-in that lets you change and customize your theme .
However , you want it to look , I did a whole series on how to build a website using view for builder as well as a starter theme from Astra .
You can take a look at that from here .
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