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How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress

Do you want to create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress? By default, WordPress displays your blog posts on the homepage.

However, if you are making a business website or simply want to customize your homepage, then you may want a separate page for your blog section.

In this article, we will show you how to easily create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress.

Creating a separate blog page in WordPress

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Setup WordPress to Create a Separate Blog Page

WordPress allows you to easily configure your website to have a custom home page. This feature also allows you to choose any other page on your website to be used as your blog page.

First, you need to create two pages in WordPress that you would like to use as your homepage and blog page.

Publish blog and home pages in WordPress

You don’t need to add any content to those pages, and you can even name them anything else if you want. For instance, some business websites use News for their blog page.

Once you have created those pages, you can head over to the Settings » Reading page in the WordPress admin area.

Under the ‘Your homepage displays’ section, you need to click on the ‘ A static page’ option. After that, you can select the home and blog pages you created earlier.

Select blog and home page

You can now go to Pages » All Pages section in admin area. You’ll notice your blog and homepage with new labels. Go ahead, and click on the View link under those pages to preview them.

Blog page preview

The appearance of these pages depends on your WordPress theme, and you may need to configure your theme settings.

Since each WordPress theme has different options, you’ll have to check out your theme’s documentation or check the options under Appearance » Customize page.

We’ll also show you other methods later in this article.

Put The Blog Page Link to Your Website’s Navigation Menu

Blog link in navigation menu

Now that you have created a separate blog page let’s help your website visitors find that.

Simply visit the Appearance » Menus page and add the Blog page you created earlier to your website’s navigation menu.

Adding blog page link to navigation menu

For more detailed instructions, see our beginner’s guide to navigation menus in WordPress.

Customizing Your Homepage

By default, many WordPress themes come with a built-in template to display a static page as your website’s front page. However, you’ll still need to set it up under Appearance » Customize.

Theme customizer

Some WordPress themes also allow you to choose a homepage template for your page. If your theme comes with such a template, then you can select it by editing the Home page.

Selecting a page template

Finally, you can use a WordPress page builder plugin to use simple drag and tools to create your homepage from scratch.

We recommend using Beaver Builder as it is the best WordPress WordPress page builder plugin on the market. It is super-easy to use, includes ready-made templates, and super-flexible to create any layout you want.

Editing homepage in Beaver Builder

For more details, see our tutorial on how to create a how to create a custom home page in WordPress.

Customize Your Blog Page Design

By default, WordPress automatically looks for a template in your WordPress theme to display posts on a separate blog page.

If your theme does not have one, then it automatically falls back to the archive template. For more details, see our guide on the WordPress template hierarchy.

Now, if you don’t like how your theme handles your blog page, then you can change that using some extra tools and without writing any code.

First, you will need to install and activate the Beaver Builder and Beaver Themer plugins. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Beaver Themer is an add-on plugin for Beaver Builder and enables you to not just create pages but entire new WordPress themes from scratch.

First, you need to visit Beaver Builder » Themer Layouts page and click on the Add New button.

Themer Layout

From here you can provide a name for your layout, select ‘Themer Layout’ as your type, and then select Archive as your layout.

This will create a themer layout for the archive templates. On the next screen, you need to select ‘Post Archive’ for location option and then click on the ‘Launch Beaver Builder’ button.

Launch Beaver Builder

This will open the Beaver Builder with your selected layout. You can simply point and click at any item on the screen and start editing it. You can also add new rows, columns, and web elements to the page.

Editing your blog posts layout in Beaver Builder

For more details, see our guide on how to create a custom WordPress theme (without coding).

Once you are finished editing, you can simply publish your layout. After that, visit your blog page to see it in action.

Blog page template

We hope this article helped you create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on how to increase blog traffic and our list of must have WordPress plugins.

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  1. My WordPress site is not displaying my blog posts on the blog page… Even after I set the blog page to post page… Please help..

    • The most common reasons would be you would either need to clear your caching or check with your specific theme’s support to see if there is a theme-specific setting hiding the posts.

      Admin

  2. Much appreciated, I wasn’t asking google the right question but finally, I found your blog and solved my problem in 1 minute that I was working on for 2 hours. Thanks!

  3. THANK YOU! Somehow my blog page stopped populating posts and I found that all I had to do was update my Reading settings to make my blog page my posts page. Thanks!

  4. Thanks it’s very helpful. But can you make the post slug following the blog?

    for example.my blog post will be example.com/blog

    can we make the new post and show the slug like this “example.com/blog/new-post” instead of “example.com/new-post” ?

    • To do that you would want to create a custom menu and add that as a menu widget for what it sounds like you’re wanting to do.

      Admin

  5. if i am Posting 10 blogs per page then how can i distinguish between 2 post i mean how can i add the border so that the user will understand where the 2nd post starts

    • Your theme’s styling should style the title of the post and some themes add separators for you.

      Admin

  6. Hello!! How do you have different posts on different pages? For example I would like to have the blog page and a photography page with different posts.

  7. I am building a site in which I would like blog posts to go to one page, and podcasts go to another page.

    Is that possible?

    Thanks.

  8. I have my Blog set as a Blog page. I’m having difficulty with the padding around the graphic for my Blog. When I move the slider on Blog Title Style, nothing changes around the graphic.

    Thank you!
    Tracey

    • For the styling of your site, we would first recommend reaching out to the support for your specific theme to see if they have a built-in option for what you’re wanting or if it is a hiccup with the theme itself.

      Admin

  9. I followed all the steps. I created two pages. One is for home and another is for blog.

    After that I went to setting > reading and set those pages properly. My home page is showing properly but the post page isn’t show my posts.

    • You would want to ensure your posts are published and you’ve cleared any caching on your site for the most common reasons

      Admin

  10. the problem is that when I configure the homepage settings to static homepage some of my built in theme features are not displaying such as my homepage slider which only shows if I configure settings to latest posts.

    • You would want to reach out to your theme’s support and they would be able to help with allowing that feature on other pages.

      Admin

  11. I followed “Put The Blog Page Link to Your Website’s Navigation Menu” . All steps are right . Why i click the “blog” menu ,it comes out blank . But when i preview it on admin panel , it is ok .

    • You may want to try clearing all of your caching on your site for the most common reason for that type of issue.

      Admin

  12. Thank you so much you helped me in ways I can’t describe after being stuck ffor days. My problem now is that I can’t see an option to view my new Blog page as full width, which is what I’d like to do. It still shows the post plus widgets on the side.

    • You would want to check with your theme’s support to see if your theme has a full-width template.

      Admin

  13. very good but i need to hide the homepage menu when log in to the blog page,how can i do it?

  14. Hello!

    I added pages on my website (like FOOD, BEACHES, TRAVEL ABROAD) but I can not transfer my blog posts from HOME (the default setting) to each individual page and make it like HOME too. Please help me with this. Thanks so much.

  15. Hi, I want to customize my blog post index page. I’ve got a different home page so i did the static page thing which worked, but the feature image on the blog index page is enormous and I’d like to reduce it. I don’t know how to reduce it. If I add the beaver builder, will this interfere with the fact I am using the Astra theme?

  16. Hi There,
    I need your favour & I got something to ask about.

    I have a list of Top Menu, with HOME, ABOUT, BLOG (with sub-menus Articles, Listing) and CONTACT menu.

    I want to allow my Author to write in to the sub-menus Articles, Listing page, instead of writing into HOME, how can I set it?

    Thank you in advanced.

  17. Hello, I use my Blog posts as my main page currently and don’t have a home page.

    Under Pages I have ‘Home’ (inactive), ‘About’ and ‘Contact’.

    Is there a way i can create a ‘Blog’ page that will simply link to main page (which is my blog posts). i don’t wish to have a home page

    • For what you’re wanting, you would want to modify the title of your link in your menu instead of creating a brand new page :)

      Admin

  18. Hi,

    I created the blog page as you suggested so that I can create a static page. I like it! However, I don’t know if it’s because of a plugin that I’ve since deleted, or not, but my single blog posts aren’t showing my logo and menu. They show on the static page and on any menu page when I click on it, but they’re missing on the actual single blog posts. My blog’s title is the first thing you see at the top of the page. I need help figuring this out. Do you have any idea why?

    • We would recommend first checking the support for your specific theme as there are many different theme designs and yours may not add that for single posts.

      Admin

  19. Is this applicable if my plan is a personal plan? Because I dont see the option of ‘reading’

  20. If I have a blog that currently uses the default option of posts going to the front page, and I have three+ years of blog posts, can I still create and publish two pages (HOME and BLOG), select them in the dashboard correctly and have this work as described? Or is it too late if you’ve already gone down the default path?

    • Yes, you can change to having a static home page and a blog page at any point in and it would still work

      Admin

  21. Is it necessary to select a static page as a blog page in the Reading settings? Will it affect my SEO in any way if I were to leave that blank?

    • If you leave it blank then you would not have a page that lists your posts which would affect your SEO if your content is heavily based on posts.

      Admin

  22. If I’ve already been posting my blog posts to my home page and want to create a blog page how do I transfer the blog posts over? Will simply creating a new page called “blog” do that automatically?

    • No, you would need to set the posts page in your settings for it to list your posts like a blog. If you want the recent posts on a second page, you would want to check with the support for your currently active theme for if that is available.

      Admin

  23. I Know i am missing something simple. I have a website and have followed the instruction on how to set up a blog page. However the blog page says “Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!” great except that I can’t seem to delete it. What am I doing wrong?

    • You’re not doing something wrong, that is the default WordPress post, you should be able to log into your wp-admin area and in the Posts area is where you would delete the post :)

      Admin

  24. In my wordpress page to assign a custom template to page there is no template option in page attributes

    • You would want to check your options in the editor that the template area is not hidden. If you are in the block editor you would find the option under the three verticle dots in your editor.

      Admin

  25. Thanks for the tutorial. I’ve set up a blog page for recent blogs but I cannot show the entire blog for the most recent blog. Seems I can only show excerpts and lists of recent blogs which link to their pages. How can I show the entire most recent blog post PLUS the links to previous blogs?

    • That would be determined by your theme. If you reach out to your theme’s support they should be able to let you know what customizations are available

      Admin

  26. Help – I followed the instructions in the video but now my new blog page displays my home page! Why would this be happening? I also have Elementor on my site
    help!!!!!

    • Did you set both to be the same page? Your theme may also have a setting for displaying your posts on your home page so you may want to check with your theme’s support or try swapping themes to see if that resolves the error.

      Admin

  27. i have Homepage, musics page, Videos page, and so on. how can i post videos post on videos page and post musics on musics page and all the post in music and videos pages will still appear in homepage and also in video and music page.

  28. Hi, i have been spending hours to learn how to add a blog to my exisitng wordpress site but nothing seems to work. A brief of my wordpress site. Our homepage consists of multiple post serving as ‘NEWS’ so not allowing any comments. We now want to add a blog to one of our menu items, anyone can help? Thanks

  29. Hello WP Beginner,
    I built a site a couple of years ago with no intention of ever adding a blog. Now I’d like to add one. Originally I built the home page “latest post” not a “static” page. Retrospectively I can clearly see the error of my ways. Is there an easy method to change things now?
    I keep coming back to the conclusion I need to build the blog on a subdomain.
    Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you, Jim R

  30. I want to ad a blog page displaying 5-10 of our latest posts per page but I don’t want to lose my current home page displaying our latest posts. I’d like to be able to maintain my current categoried formal posts/articles while adding a section of running blog posts. Can I have my cake and eat it too or am o asking too much?

  31. hope you doing well!
    is it possible to create separates page for all separate blogs? i create a website like trip adviser know i want that my all blogs related to hotels show on hotel page and blogs related to trip packages show on package pages
    and suggest me a good theme for free because this is my starting

  32. I watched the tutorial and did what it said. Nothing appears when I click the Blog item on my menu. Where can I go for help?

    • You would want to ensure the blog item in your menu is linking to the page you set as your posts page, you have posts published, and you cleared your cache for the most common reasons for nothing appearing.

      Admin

  33. Hi there, I am new to WP with the free plan.
    I cannot find the “Dahsboard>Appearance> Menu> ” and my screen environment is totally different from yours. Is it only available for those paid users?
    Thanks, Kennix

  34. I have a blog page on my business website, but the appearance is very basic. How do I style it? Is there any good blog page template available that I can reuse?

    I understand basic coding of wordpress, but not a designer.

    • You would normally style using CSS or you could take a look into other theme options if you want a different look for that page.

      Admin

  35. I’m adding a blog to our existing word page site, doing pages > add new > title: blog> save preview okay see it looks good – and publish going to settings > readings > static page> post page > blog. And then my blog page shows up blank even if I add post they don’t appear there. What am I doing wrong…?

    • As long as the posts page was saved it sounds like you’ve set it up correctly, you may want to try clearing your cache and reaching out to your theme’s support to see if they are overriding the posts page for some reason

      Admin

  36. Unfortunately, this did not solve my solution. I thought maybe something snapped n my website, because all of a sudden my posts are not showing on my blog page (my home page data is showing on the blog page as well as my Home (static) page)…any thoughts??

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