How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress

Are you wanting to set up a separate page for blog posts on your WordPress site? WordPress normally will list your posts on the homepage of your site but not all sites want to list their posts on the first page their visitors would see. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress.

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0:00 Intro
0:38 How to create a page to display all your blog posts
1:22 How to choose which page WordPress uses to show all blog posts
2:55 How to add the blog page to your menu area
3:52 How to change your home page layout
4:34 How to customize your home page using Beaver Builder

Start by ensuring you have a page you would like as your home page published on your site as well as a page, normally empty, that would be replaced by a list of your most recent posts.

Next, you will want to go under Settings, Reading and change the homepage display settings to a Static page. For the Homepage you would set the page you would want to appear when someone goes directly to your URL. Set the Posts page to where you would like your blog posts to appear there. Not all themes have the same settings so if you do not see this, you would want to check under Appearance, Customize.

With the page changes set, you would want to add them to your menu as they are not automatically added to your menu. Under Appearance, Menus you should see the two pages you set have text next to them noting which one is the posts page and which one is the front page.

Depending on your theme, if you edit the page there is a page template for specifically the home page you can set when editing the page itself. Other themes you would want to take a look under Appearance, Customize for custom settings. If neither of these are options, we would recommend taking a look at Beaver Builder to customize your site’s display.

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47 thoughts on “How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress”

  1. Great informative video indeed! I am creating a custom homepage and in this process I’m trying to make a /blog/ page to show all my posts.

    But, when I tried to create /blog/ page, the slug was like /blog-2/.

    I checked /blog/ page and it was redirecting to the home page.

    I never created /blog/ page before and I didn’t redirect it.

    I checked all the redirections and there was no sign of /blog/ page.

    There was no redirection rule in .htaccess either.

    I deactivated all the plugins and checked one by one but still the issue persisted.

    I also saved permalinks again but no change.

    When there is no page shown in the dashboard, then how is it redirecting to the home page.

    I cleared the cache but still the issue existed.

    I seriously want /blog/ page as I don’t want to settle for /blog-2/ page.

    Could someone please enlighten me? Thanks in advance.

  2. This was really great for starting out a blog page on an otherwise static website design. I did still have the question of how to format the blog page so that the content would work with something like IFTTT + Buffer, so that I could make a blog post to social media. Not sure how to convert a static looking designed page into that, but will look to see if you have additional tutorials for something closer to that. Thanks.

  3. Great info. What I was hoping to learn in this video was how to edit the layout of your Blog Page – not the individual blog posts. I already have a blog but the blog Page is so generic and I want to edit it without losing all my posts if possible. I have WP/Astra/Elementor. No one seems to have a video on this.

  4. Question – what if you need to create more than one blog page? Say you are a food & lifestyle blog and you want one blog page that houses all of your food content and one blog page for all of your lifestyle blog posts?

  5. Great tutorials, I've watched a few and love them. Straightforward and easy to follow!
    I have a question Im hoping someone can answer. Build the blog page following all your steps and it works well, but when I click on one of the actual blogs, it goes to a page that I cannot seem to edit. Its super ugly and needs some love! It's like the main blog archive page, Ive looked at the URL and the slug it points to is: "11885-2" and searching for that page under all pages brings up all the blog posts, but not one a separate page that I can customize. Its like the landing page for all the blogs.

    Thanks un advance if you can help:)

  6. Hello, thanks for you video, it was very helpful. I have a question, tough. I made several blog posts, and when I enter the blog page there are only six of them. There should be a second page of it somewhere showing my other posts as well, but I can't seem to fin it. I would very much aprecciate if you could help me. Thank you very much!

  7. this video was super helpful!!!! thank you so much for sharing this!! it really helped me. I was having trouble getting my blog posts to show up under my blogs tab instead of a new menu option. thank you!!

  8. Super helpful! Thank you! Only question I have is I set the page to say "Blog" up top, but every time I add a new blog the title of that blog is what shows up at the top of the page instead. Suggestions?

  9. I have spent weeks and months trying to master my website, i am so GLAD i found you. My go-to from now on. Accomplished one task today, will work to do one each day until I get it right! THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  10. You would think I would know by now but ive created and deleted so many websites. Anytime I need to do anything on wp, your videos are by the most straightforward, informative, and helpful. Thank you

  11. I really appreciate your tutorials. You cover everything that is necessary in the right order… you don't talk too fast, you are clear, and go step by step. If I'm looking for something and one of your tutorials shows up, it's my first choice. Thank you!

  12. I don't know what I did wrong but now when I click on the Blog tab at the top of my Home page, it takes me to an empty page. I can only find my blogs by clicking the Archives month and year. Any ideas?

  13. Followed this exactly, but the blog page is blank and has no content. I have made my first post and published it but why is it not appearing on the new blog page I have set up?

  14. Can I use multiple blog post pages? I am thinking of making one blog page that shows all categories and another one that only shows posts in a specific category.


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