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How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress

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.

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. hello. My blog page is showing just about 3 of my recent posts. How do i get all of my posts to appear on the blog page or a scroll down button to get access to older posts. Thanks

  3. Excellent article! Very helpful.

    Can I create a static home page and multiple post blogs. For example: I have various menu items, and would like to place my blogs on each of the sub menu items. Just to keep separate topics.

    Thanks again

  4. Hi there,

    I have managed to create a blog page with the posts displaying.

    However, I don’t want to re-create my home page as it already has content on it.

    The posts are still showing at the bottom of my existing home page.. if that makes sense!


    • Your specific theme may display the posts there by default, if you reach out to your specific theme’s support they can let you know if that is a built-in option you can change.


  5. Hey! I really need help with creating my own “I NEED HELP WITH…” section that you have on your site on your sidebar. Hope you will be able to assist. Thank you so much!!

  6. Hello,

    What could be the reason for my website not loading videos or images on static front page? Could it be the theme I use?
    I have done all the steps above and uploaded a picture in the contect of my home page, but it only shows the text (not even borders or any place where the picture should appear). When I make the same page to appear as a standard page (not front one) and to be reached through the menu, it loads perfectly together with the image. Same happens when I try it with embeded video.

  7. Hi,

    I am trying to create a separate page which I can communicate to prospective subscribers to subscribe.
    Unable to do that. Tried to use mailchimp but the code it generates does not work after I create a new page.
    I already have a subscribe widget – but I want to be able to send a link for a page that only has the subscribe option – to make it easier for people to spot the subscribe (it appears way down below in the mobile app right now)
    Please help!


  8. Hi :) Is it possible to display posts BOTH on the homepage and on another blog page (in the same manner)? I tried copy-pasting PHP code, but that doesn’t seem to work.

  9. Its good for me that my posts on Serbian language show up on home page, but i need page to publish my posts on English, do we have solution for that?

  10. Is it possible to have your home page be a grid layout and your blog page be all your posts one after the other? I am looking for a “landing” page to be in grid format and I have the Content Views plugin and the shortcode for it. I am just looking for where to put that shortcode. Thanks.

    • It is possible, you would set a specific page as your blog page and the page you set as your home page would be where you place the code for the grid.


  11. Hi, could you please tell why if I hit Preview button on the Blog Posts assigned page – it redirects you to some sort of weired URL, like
    And if I hit for the second time it shows eventually the correct URL of the Page – /blog
    Thanks in advance

    • The first is when WordPress is saving your current version of the post as a revision because you clicked preview and the second time is pulling from the revision rather than creating a new one


  12. This is very helpful.

    But can you please let me know how to have blog posts on my home page and a specific blog page also?

    • In that scenario, your home page would be your blog page. You could add your categories in your menu to have the categories list the posts on the generated pages in that scenario.


  13. That was the best, most concise video I’ve ever seen. Saved me a crap-load of time,

    Thanks so much!!!

  14. Hi, can you please tell me why my blog posts go to the main page, and that main page is not shown as a page in the WP control panel? I mean my posts are posted on the homepage. But when I go to the pages tab, my posts are not shown, and nothing is shown as home page.
    After this article I know I can create a new page called homepage and direct all my posts there, but I’m curious as to why the above thing happens.
    Also, is there any harm to the site if I don’t use that default homepage scene altogether?

    • WordPress will by default create a home page based on your theme’s styling that you cannot directly edit which lists your newest posts. You can create a new page for your home page and set that page under Settings > Reading without any issue.
      If you wanted to list posts on other pages, you would normally add a link to the specific category to your menu for WordPress to generate the page for you or manually add the links to your posts.


  15. I want a theme to show Govement Schemes. But i am unable to find a good theme so please guide me

  16. Thank you very much. I am not a techie, and setting up my site has been very difficult for me, but I am finding that with patience I can get there! I like the way that you had both the video and written explanations here.

  17. This article is great !Thank you for sharing!
    I do have an opposite situation. I want to move several blog posts from the Blog page to a page called articles. What is the best way to do it?

  18. Hello! I have the opposite issue….I do not want a static home page, but when I change my homepage settings as “Your Latest Posts” my blog page is empty when one clicks on “Blog” in the Menus.

    I had it working but must have tweaked something and lost it.

    • When you set the home page to show your posts, your home page becomes your blog page. You could add categories to your menu to list posts in that specific category similar to the blog page.


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  28. The video is great. But I have more question: Can I show posts on different pages? What’s the post category do? Can I show different category of posts on different pages?

  29. Just wanted to say that this tutorial was crystal clear unlike many others I have looked at. Well done and please keep all future tutorials this clear, thanks Keith

    • We’ll certainly do our best to keep our tutorials clear, glad they can be helpful to you :)


  30. This stumped me for longer than I’m proud to admit. Your video solved my problem in seconds.

  31. I’m using the Divi theme (and a child theme of it);everything is updated as of this posting. I used one of the Divi layouts for a separate blog page. All is well until I choose the “Older Posts” or if I turn on pagination, another page #. The blog page that I made does refresh like it’s going to pull in posts, but then the sidebar which had been on the right appears on the left, and a big empty 2/3 column space with NO posts in it.

    What’s up? What’s missing?

    Love your emails I receive for help with WP!

    • Hello,

      Seems like the template you applied is only used for the blog page and not for blog archive pages. When you click on the next page then it switches to show the template set for your archive pages. Please reach out to Divi support and they will be able to help you find a workaround.


      • Who knew you needed two different pages? Or layouts, or whatever….I have been having non-stop problems with setting up a blog page, and you’d think that’d be the foremost easiest thing to do for WordPress! Argh!


  32. Hi there
    I have a question. I have followed the video instructions which were great! However, I cant figure out how to fix one glitch.

    The feature image that i had for my blog page (static page called ‘Stories’) has been replaced by the homepage feature image once i chose the Stories page as the blog page. My homepage is static. I don’t want the same page for my blog page as i have at the homepage. If you could give me some instruction that would be great! Thanks!

  33. Hi, How to add only blog category posts on blog page?
    I have 3 categories on my site like Blog, reviews and coupons. but i want to show only blog category posts on my blog page, how would i do that? right now all category post are showing up on my blog page reviews and coupons too.
    How would i make only one category to be showed on blog page?

  34. there are twp options for homepage in WordPress 1.latest posts 2. custom page. should I choose latest post option or custom page option in WordPress as my homepage. I only have blog posts to show and i want to show all of them on my homepage. so Whichone of these will increase seo and PR of my homepage latest posts option or custom page.

  35. FIRST: Your tutorial has been very usefull and illuminating!

    So… I have a one page site, I want to add some preview posts to the landing page, and make another page where all the posts are… BUT I have one big problem: the menu in my blog page doesn´t work, cause my main page works on css #… I haven’t figure out how to even explain this since I haven’t found a solution in the internet, can you please help me?

  36. Hi wpbegineer support team,
    i have my blog page and in blog page in right sidebar there is search box. but i search any content in searchbar, it’s redirect the main url to but i want it to what should i do?

  37. Hi, thanks for a great video. I have created the blog post page and all the posts show. However they show in full and not summary even though summary is checked in the reading section. Please help!

  38. Thank you so much for the video!! This explained everything, step by step and my site has now been re-designed.

  39. Hi,

    Thank for the video, really helpful.

    However, I’ve still got a problem here. I’ve created my Blog page with a certain text on it. Like: “I’m glad to share my knowledge with you!”, and then I plan for the posts to follow. But when I’ve tuned the Blog page to become a default page for posts as per this video guide, it doesn’t display that text anymore.

    Any tips?

    Thanks in advance for your answer!

  40. if I use a page for my blog post doesn’t it not allow me to use tags and categories because it is creating Pages as blog posts?

  41. Hi, I was able to make custom blog page. But I cnanot provide custom page to individual post pages. How do I get layout option in post pages. im using blank slate

  42. Hello,
    Is there any way I can add another page for blog even if I don’t have a static front page? If so, how?

    • Hi Debabrata,

      What do you want to show on your homepage then? If only your blog entries will appear on homepage and then you have another separate page for blog entries, they will be exactly the same which may cause duplicate content issue with search engines.


  43. I dont have a ‘reading’ option under my settings – my dshboard does not look quite like this one…please help!

  44. Very useful article for WordPress beginners like me.I really appreciate your efforts.Thank you team.

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