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How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress

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Would you like to create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress?

By default, WordPress displays your blog posts on the home page. 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 two ways to easily create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress.

How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress

Why Display Blog Posts on a Separate Page?

The home page is the front page of your WordPress website and the first page your visitors see. By default, WordPress shows your most recent posts on your home page, and that makes sense if you are running a blog.

But it’s not always ideal for small business websites. You’ll probably want a more engaging home page that tells users about your business, products, and services, lets them know how to contact you, and boosts your sales conversion.

Now, if you also want to run a blog on your website, then you will need to provide another page where visitors can go to read your posts.

In this article, we show you two ways to create a separate page to display your blog posts in WordPress.

The second method is the simplest and offers the most customization:

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Method 1: Creating Separate Pages for Blog Posts in WordPress

You can create a separate page for blog posts using the default settings in WordPress.

However, this method takes a little more work than Method 2 and does not offer as many customization options.

Creating a Separate Home Page and Blog Page

First, you will need to create two separate pages in WordPress to use as your home page and blog page.

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

Create a New Home Page and Blog Page

Once you have created those pages, visit the Settings » Reading page in the WordPress admin area.

Now, under the section labeled ‘Your homepage displays’, you need to click on the button for ‘A static page’.

After that, you can select the Home and Blog pages you created earlier. You should then scroll down and click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Select Your Home Page and Blog Page

Now, when you navigate to the Pages » All Pages screen from the WordPress dashboard, you’ll see that the Home page is labeled ‘Front Page’ and the Blog page is labeled ‘Posts Page’.

Go ahead and click on the ‘View’ link under the Blog page to preview it.

The Home Page Is Now Labeled ‘Front Page’ and the Blog Page Is Labeled ‘Posts Page’

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

For example, if your theme has a navigation menu, then you will notice that WordPress has automatically added the new Blog and Home pages. If not, then refer to our beginner’s guide on how to add a navigation menu in WordPress.

Preview Your New Blog Page

Customizing Your Home Page

So far, your new home page is blank. Now it’s time to add information about your business, products, and services and let your visitors know how they can contact you.

You can learn how to do that in our guide on how to create a custom home page in WordPress. In Method 1, we show you how to use the block editor to add cover images, columns, tables, text and media, galleries, and more.

You’ll also find lots of creative customization ideas in our guide on how to edit a WordPress home page easily and effectively.

Customizing Your Blog Page

If you’re happy with the way your blog page looks, then your job is finished.

However, if you are currently using a block-based theme, then you can also customize your blog page by visiting the Appearance » Editor screen from the WordPress dashboard.

Once you are there, select the ‘Pages’ option from the left column in the full site editor.

Choose the Pages option from the left column

This will open a list of all the pages on your website in the left column.

From here, select the ‘Blog’ page option and then click on the page preview on the right to start customizing your blog page.

Select Blog page option from the left column

You can now click on the add block ‘+’ button in the top left corner of the screen and add blocks of your choice to the page.

Moreover, you can also change the background, text, or link color on your blog page by clicking on the ‘Styles’ icon at the top right corner of the screen.

This will open a block panel on the right from where you can click the ‘Typography’ tab to change text color, the ‘Colors’ tab to change background color, and the ‘Layout’ tab to configure your blog page’s dimensions.

Edit your blog page

Once you are done, don’t forget to click the ‘Save’ button at the top to store your settings.

Now, you can visit your WordPress blog page to see how it looks.

Blog page preview

However, if you are using a classic theme, then you will need to use Method 2 instead to customize your blog post page.

Method 2: Creating a Customized Page for Blog Posts With a Drag & Drop Builder (Recommended)

A theme builder plugin allows you to easily create a custom WordPress theme without any code. That includes the ability to create and customize a separate page for blog posts.

Installing the SeedProd Theme Builder

First, you need to install and activate the SeedProd plugin. For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

SeedProd is the best drag-and-drop WordPress page builder for businesses, bloggers, and website owners. The Pro and Elite plans now include a complete theme designer that allows you to easily customize your blog page and much more.

You can read our complete SeedProd review for more details.

Upon activation, go to the SeedProd » Settings page to enter your plugin license key. You can find this information in your account on the SeedProd website.

Enter your SeedProd license key

After that, it’s time to create a custom WordPress theme. This is much simpler than it sounds.

Creating a Custom WordPress Theme

First, you need to visit the SeedProd » Theme Builder page. Here, you’ll use one of SeedProd’s ready-made themes as a starting point. This will replace your existing WordPress theme with a new, custom design.

You can do that by clicking the ‘Themes’ button.

Create your custom theme

You will now be shown a list of professionally designed themes that are designed for different types of websites.

For example, there are templates called ‘Modern Business’, ‘Marketing Agency’, and ‘Mortgage Broker Theme’.

Have a look through the options and select one that best matches your needs by clicking the checkmark icon.

Select a Theme That Matches Your Needs

Once you have chosen a theme, SeedProd will generate all the theme templates, including one for your blog index and one for your home page.

These are not just empty pages but come set up with attractive layouts and placeholder content that’s easy to customize.

Templates Are Created For You

In this tutorial, we will show you how to customize the home page and blog index templates.

You might also like to customize the other templates. To learn how to do that, see our beginner’s guide on how to easily create a custom WordPress theme.

Customizing Your Home Page

Once you have generated your theme templates, you can edit them using the SeedProd theme builder. We will start with the Homepage template.

Simply click the ‘Edit Design’ link under the homepage to get started.

Edit the Design of the Home Page Template

This will launch the template file in the SeedProd theme builder.

This simple drag-and-drop builder will show a live preview of your page to the right and a block toolbar on the left.

Customize Your Home Page

You can customize any block by clicking on it, drag blocks up and down with your mouse, and add new blocks to the page.

We’ve written a complete guide on how to create a custom home page in WordPress. Simply scroll down to Method 2 to learn how to customize your home page using SeedProd.

Customizing Your Blog Page

The SeedProd theme builder also provides plenty of ways to customize your blog index page.

Get started by clicking the ‘Edit Design’ link under the page.

Edit the Design of Your Blog Page

You will see the same preview pane on the right and the toolbar on the left. You can customize the blog page the same way you did with the home page.

For example, when you click on the headline, you will be able to see all of its settings. You can edit the text, change the alignment and font size, and more.

Edit the Headline

Once you’ve finished, you’ll need to click on the ‘Blocks’ icon to return to the toolbar.

The SeedProd theme builder offers additional Template Parts blocks, such as a Posts block, which displays a list of your blog posts.

The Posts block has already been added to the blog index template for you, and in this template, the block displays your posts in two columns. We can change this to a single column.

Simply click on the Posts block and then change the ‘Columns’ setting to 1.

Change the Number of Columns Displayed in the Posts Block

The layout will immediately change to a single column.

As you scroll down the Posts block settings, you’ll find toggle switches that let you choose whether or not to display the post’s feature image and title. You can also choose which header tag to use for the post title.

There are also options for displaying different post metadata. You can toggle the date modified, author, date and time published, and the comment count.

SeedProd's Post Block Settings

Here are a few more ways that you can customize your blog index:

  • You can filter the index by post type, category, tag, or author.
  • The sort order of the posts can be changed.
  • You can choose how many posts are displayed on a page.
  • You can toggle the post excerpt and customize its length.

Once you have finished customizing your blog page, make sure you click the ‘Save’ button at the top of the screen. Then, you can return to the list of templates by clicking the ‘X’ icon.

Enabling the SeedProd Theme

Once you have finished customizing the theme templates, you will need to publish the new custom theme.

Simply toggle the ‘Enable SeedProd Theme’ setting to the ‘YES’ position.

Enable the SeedProd Theme

You will immediately see a notification that the WordPress Home and Blog page settings need to be changed. When you click the ‘OK’ button, these settings will be changed for you.

You can now visit your website to view your new home page and blog page. This is how the blog index page looks on our demo site.

Preview the SeedProd Blog Post Page

We hope this tutorial helped you learn how to create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress. You may also want to learn how to choose the best WordPress hosting or check out our list of the best live chat software for small businesses.

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  2. Steven Baldwin says

    Followed your instructions for creating static homepage and blog posts. However, when I made the changes in the settings>reading I forgot to click on homepage. Hence, no static homepage, can I correct this so I have a separate page from my blogs.
    Thank you

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If we understand the question correctly, you should be able to go back into your settings and set your static home page so your blog posts are on a separate page.

      Admin

  3. John says

    Hi, what if i have multiple archive post pages? but wordpress only has 1 post page to assign. Which one do i assign? or shall i leave it blank?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Your posts archive page would list every post on your site. If you wanted to separate by category, you can add links to the category in your menu and WordPress will generate an archive page for that category.

      Admin

  4. Tracey says

    Struggled to combine static pages and a blog. Couldn’t find a clear how to – until now. Finally fixed it. Thanks!

  5. Bernice says

    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..

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  6. Ron Gladden says

    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!

  7. Chris says

    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!

  8. Sandi says

    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” ?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  9. Sheetal Pawar says

    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

    • WPBeginner Support says

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

      Admin

  10. Rachelle Partee says

    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.

  11. Chip says

    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.

  12. Tracey M Edwards says

    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

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  13. Liton Biswas says

    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.

    • WPBeginner Support says

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

      Admin

  14. daniel says

    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.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  15. Ken says

    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 .

    • WPBeginner Support says

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

      Admin

  16. Nozie says

    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.

    • WPBeginner Support says

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

      Admin

  17. khalid says

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

  18. Leng Castillo says

    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.

  19. Polly says

    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?

  20. Mohamad Yusli Jamani says

    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.

  21. Chris says

    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

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  22. Yv says

    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?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  23. Janet says

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

  24. Susan says

    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?

    • WPBeginner Support says

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

      Admin

  25. Zachary says

    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?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  26. Stacy says

    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?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  27. don hawley says

    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?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  28. Parvathi Reddy says

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

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  29. Arnolfo says

    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?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  30. Jessica Dennis says

    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!!!!!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  31. valentine kalu says

    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.

  32. Christina says

    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

  33. Jim Redmond says

    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

  34. Brian H says

    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?

  35. ukasha says

    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

  36. Katherine Cannon says

    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?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      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

  37. Kennix says

    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

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