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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. HELP PLEASE: I have created a BLOG PAGE using PAGES. I have added it to the navigational menu and set it as blog on the page attributes.

    I have written a post but this does not appear on the blog page. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong. I have the latest WordPress update using a MacBook pro.

    Thanks

    • I have successfully created a Home page and Blog page showing the latest posts i.e. 10, is there any way to show more or at least get to the Archive of posts; even by increasing the number this does not seem to change. Thanks.

  2. Hi i followed this makes lots of sense. Prob is under my MENU creation page and this page you direct us too. I do not see the BLOG page or Home page i created!! Its so frustrating and my web designer wont help me. Any reason why wordpress wont show all the pages or posts i make?

    pls help

  3. Hi
    I have a wordpress page.the menu are Home, Blog, About me and Contact.
    I am trying to add another page like the “Blog” – obviously under another title, where i can have different topics/ headings. I am currently using a free wordpress.
    Bascially i want more blog posts so i can classify my writing under one wordpress site.
    Please help.
    Kind regards,
    Geetha.

  4. Thanks, is there any way to add additional design features to the blog page? I’m using a divi child theme and set up a blog page but all design elements are wiped out when I designate the page as the blog page, only the basic primary header and posts show.

  5. I see how this adds a blog page but do I add multiple blog posts to the same page? Is that how it works? Is there a way I can emulate a blog type site on one of my pages like a running diary?

    • Hi Nick,

      No, you would create your blog posts just like you would normally do and they will automatically appear on this page. Yes, it will allow you to keep your blog posts on a separate page like a running diary.

      Admin

  6. I followed your video and adjusted my permalink to /blog/%postname%/ and everything works fine when I click on each posts, but I have 10 pages of posts and when I click on the next page on the very bottom of my blog to view my next set of posts I get 404 error page not found.

    It returns my permalink as my domain.com/blog/page/2/ which is a 404 error how do I fix this?

    How do I fix this so I can see the next pages of posts?

    • If you have published posts before adding your blog page, you will need to do a 301 redirect on all the older posts to redirect them to the new ‘blog’ path.

  7. Thank You Very Much For this kind of help.. it works fine with my blogs and online businesses

  8. Hi!
    I understand how to make the separate page for blog posts, but I am wondering if I can make multiple pages for blog posts in different categories – so I can add travel related blogs to the travel page, lifestyle to the lifestyle page, etc. ?
    Any help would be much appreciated!
    Thank you!

  9. Hi,
    I have created a blog page on my website but it does not seem to be updating with the posts I’m putting on there. In addition I need the blog link to go to a separate webpage and not be part of the main website page. Is that possible?
    Thanks

  10. Hi,

    I created the blog page but when I’ve put in posts it’s not showing in the blog page. Additionally while I have the blog page link on my main front page menu, when I click on the page, I want it to go separately and not be part of the main page theme. Is that possible?

    My website is
    Thx

  11. @wpbeginner You have saved the day! I have had an issue with this for months and thought I was smart enough to figure it out but was struggling! This helped fix the issue and although it was still easy, I would have never known how to navigate without this article. Thank you!

  12. Hello I have created a “Home” page as well as a “Blog Posts” page but I want my posts to show up on y home page as well as my blog posts page. How would I go about doing that?

  13. Hello
    I really can’t seem to find where to go. I can add a new page but then it looks completely different then on your screen? are there other ways to do it?

  14. Tthank you so much for this video!!! I knew it was a simple thing but couldn’t for the life of me find the right setting. Your a lifesaver!!

  15. Hi,

    I want to ask something, My WordPress doesn’t have Reading Settings it only have Writing Settings. What can i do? Any help? I hope you’ll answer this.

    Thanks!

  16. Hi, so, I’ve already made a home page, as well as many other pages. But my question is, I want to post on more than ONE page.. Example, I blog about school AND life and I want themto post on separate pages that I’ve made. How can I do this? Thank you!

  17. Thanks for this excellent tutorial. The static home page requires a URL distinct from the site URL. How do I make the static home page (www.example.com/home/) actually be the home page (www.example.com)? Does it have to be through a URL redirect, or is there a cleaner way?

    • Go to Settings > Reading page and then select the page you want to set as your homepage by clicking on the dropdown next to ‘Front Page’ option. Don’t forget to save your changes.

      Admin

  18. How do i create a whole new page,where i get to post stuff and engage people to comments on it,it would be different from my normal Blog homepage… I intend on calling the page “community”…

  19. @wpbeginner, is it possible to command one page to have one category of blog posts?
    Ex. I want my page “day in the life of Rei” to have its own blog posts

  20. I’m trying to add a Blog page to my existing site with several pages. I already have a “Home” page. Do I need to create a 2nd “Home” page, i.e. ‘Bog Home’ or something like that? When I tried to publish the new Page for the Blog the link simply took page viewers to my main web site’s home page. Thank you!

    • By default, WordPress has posts (entries in a blog) and pages. See our guide on difference between posts vs pages.

      You can create different static pages. For example, you can create a static page to be used as your home page. You can also create a separate page for blog posts. This blog post page does not have any content of its own. It is simply used to display posts published on your blog.

      Admin

  21. Hi!

    This was really helpful! Thanks!
    Just have a quick question…
    On my home page I want to show say eg. 6 of my latest posts and then have a parent page with all my posts showing up on it as well, is this possible??

    Thanks,
    Daisy

  22. Hi there

    I just created a wordpress blog, and everything is going fine so far except my post that appears on home page don’t link to other pages. for example when i post a blog about beauty i want it to link to the beauty page as well home page but this is not working with me. please help! how do i link each post to related page as well as showing in front page?

    thank you
    Alaa

  23. Hi,

    I wanted to know if it’s possible to create more than 5 static pages on blog site? I haven’t been able to do so. Is that the maximum number of pages you can put up?

  24. Hi there, I want to show less words in post pages. all the content show in post page and i want to show less.
    Please help me !

  25. This video and explanation is so clear and helpful. But it still doesn’t work with me :(

    I don’t have a template for blog, but I follow every other step carefully.

    The result is, when I am on my static frontpage and press the blog button in the upper right menu, the new window that opens up, is all blank, except it says test in the top left corner.

    Has anyone tried this, and know how to fix it?

    Thanks in advance.

    • What appears to be with this is the Page creation is only a template and will not display any text or content you happen to write in the page WYSIWYG editor.

      If you post a test “post”, and publish it, that post will appear as a regular excerpt post item on that page.

      Publish 2-3 test posts and you will see the posts listed on the blog page. Without any posts at all, you will get a near blank page with something like “not found” and with a search box below it.

      Did that help?

  26. hello, nice tips.
    i would to ask you how to make my url is like this
    mydomain.com/tutorial-web/post.html and not mydomain.com/category/tutorial-web/post.html
    and if my visitor go to mydomain.com/tutorial-web/ the will find all post with ‘Tutorial Web’ category at that page

    sorry for my bad english
    Thanks for your tutorial, your website is amazing for beginner like me

  27. Hi! I would like to know how to make an “overview” of all the blogs you have posted? Please help me out

  28. the blog page is going to the main page means home page.
    why i don’t know, any suggestion??

  29. The video was really helpful, i am stuck in one more problem ahead of it, its that all the posts do appear in blog page of mine but their permalink is not showing the page name BLOG in it, it’s like
    website.com/postname and not
    website.com/blog/postname… can you please help me in this regard ?

    • you can edit permalinks by visiting Settings » Permalinks page. There you can check the custom structure checkbox and use /blog/%postname%/ as your permalink structure. Please note that it will change all your WordPress URLs, this could be bad for SEO.

      Admin

  30. Oh my Gosh thank you!!!!!! Eventually I’ll be able to post the volg about me being able to finally make A PAGE, YES, YES, YES

  31. I’m a novice to WP and your tutorial is the most helpful I have found so far in rebuilding my website. Thank you.

  32. Hi, Im new with word press. I did this exactly and was finished customizing my home page. When I was to customize my Post page, I cannot see the “Template” and its corresponding drop down in the “Page attributes.”

    Is this because of the theme? Is there any way that I can create a template for my Post page so I can customize the page where my blogs will be posted?

    Thanks

  33. @wpbeginner – Awesome tutorial, very helpful. Now I would like to seek your wise council regarding an issue: I made a seperate news/blog page and it’s all working fine. On my full-width homepage I display a bit of all my pages (services, about us, contact etc). But HOW do I feed the posts from the news section back tot the homepage (I have 4 blocks with only the title and h1 of the news article)?
    Thanks!

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