Typically, most websites have a home page that acts as a welcoming “front gate” to visitors and helps them find their way to other important sections of your site.
In a traditional static website, the home page is usually “fixed” (e.g. mydomain.com/index.html, or mydomain.com/homepage.html), so if you want visitors to see different content when they land on your site, you would have to edit the page content itself.
With WordPress, you have the flexibility of creating as many pages as you want for your site (click here to learn how to create a new WordPress page) and then specifying which of those pages you want your visitors to see as the “home page” when they visit.
For example, you may want your visitors to land on a sales page, or a page promoting a special seasonal product, or your e-commerce catalog index page, “About Us” page … or even just your Contact Page.
In this tutorial you are going to learn how to easily set any page on your WordPress site as your site’s home page.
Watch the video below and then complete the step-by-step tutorial to learn more about specifying pages to display as the home page of your WordPress website …
How To Specify A Page As Your Website’s Home Page: Step-By-Strep Tutorial
To set any page in your site to display as the Home Page go to your navigation menu and click on Settings > Reading
In the Reading Settings screen, do the following:
- Front page displays: select “A static page …”
- Front page: Click on the drop down menu and select the page you want to set as your Home Page (choose any of the pages listed in your menu)
- Click Save Changes when finished
After saving your settings, place your mouse cursor over your Site Title in your Dashboard menu, then right-click on Visit Site to display your home page (select “Open Link In New Tab” to view the homepage in a new browser window) …
The page you have specified in Front page displays > A static page should display as your site’s home page.
You can specify a new home page for your site as often as you want, simply by repeating the above process and selecting a different page …
Your selected page will be instantly assigned as the new home page of your site …
When you select and assign any page as the homepage of your site, WordPress reassigns the domain root as the URL of that page. If you choose another page to be the home page, WordPress then assigns your previous home page back to its original URL …