What if you want to use your WordPress site as both a “website” and a “blog”, so visitors can access your information like a traditional website, but also go to a “blog” section of your site where they can read your latest blog posts?
WordPress allows you to create a “blog” within your website that will display new posts to your visitors with the latest entries showing at the top.
In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create a blog page to display your latest posts in a “blog” section of your site.
Watch the video below and then complete the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create a blog page to display your latest WordPress posts …
How To Create A Blog Page To Display Your WordPress Posts: Step-By-Step Tutorial
By default, when you install WordPress without assigning a specific page to display as the home page of your website, your site acts as a blog, displaying your latest post(s) on the home page.
In this situation, however, we want to have the site behave like a traditional website (i.e. with a “fixed” home page), with an additional “blog” component.
To create a Blog Page for your site, first create a new page.
You can call this page anything you want (e.g. “Blog”, “Latest News”, “Weekly Specials”). In the example below weíll call the page “Blog”.
Leave this page completely blank. After adding the Page title, click on Publish to create your new Blog page.
After saving and publishing your new page, go to your WordPress navigation menu and click on Settings > Reading .
In the Reading Settings screen, make sure you have A static page selected [see (1) below].
In Posts page: choose the page you have just created from the down menu [see (2) below].
Remember to click Save Changes after completing this step [see (3) below].
Now, when visitors click on the “Blog” link on your site, they will see your latest post entries displayed as per your blog settings.
Now you know how to create a separate blog page to display your latest posts.
See this tutorial to learn how to specify the number of posts to display on your blog pages.