How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress

WordPress displays your content in a blog format on the homepage normally but not all sites should be displayed that way. Some sites you want to display a welcome page or other custom content but can still find use for your posts. In this video we will show you how to create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress.

You would want to start by creating two new pages on your site one to be the new home page and another to be the page where you list your blog posts. For the home page you will want to add whatever content to it that you want someone visiting your site to see first. For the posts page you will want to leave that blank for your posts to be added to the page.

With the pages set up you will now go back to your admin area under Settings, Reading. From this page you can set your separate blog page by changing how your home page is displayed to a static page where you can set your home and posts page to the pages you want.

Now that you have set your page for blog posts you will need to ensure there is a method to find your posts. Under Appearance, Menus you can add the pages to your menu and ensure to include them in your menu and the menu display checkbox is checked. With that you now have a separate page for your blog posts in WordPress.

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39 Comments

  1. Ntombi Ngoloyi on March 5, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Really helpful, thank you!

  2. Fearless Backpacker on May 8, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Thanks extremely helpful…Nice voice btw!

  3. Thanima on August 5, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Thank you..
    How to create a page with posts from specific category?

  4. Ann Marie Michaels on September 24, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Great video! Thank you!!!!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on September 25, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  5. Normalize Breastfeeding on October 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you for this!!!!

  6. Sylvia Mann on November 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial and I already have done that. I have set up one static page and my blog page. My question is how do I do it when having a Guest blogger.
    I like to have the post from my guest contributor separately from my blogroll.
    Can I do, once again, set up a page i.e. “Guest Post” where the posts from the contributor will be displayed there?
    I am using the “Twenty Thirteen” theme.
    Thank you for your advice.

  7. Charles Benninghoff on November 30, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Thank you. Nice helpful & correct. Made something that puzzled me very easy. Problem was trying to find it.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on November 30, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      Glad our video was helpful 🙂

  8. ESSEL IDEAS on January 7, 2019 at 9:56 am

    One of the finest short, interactive & informative tutorial. Good Luck.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on January 7, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      Glad you found our tutorial helpful 🙂

  9. Kennedy Richard on January 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you. Simple yet powerful knowledge to have. You don’t know how difficult it can be to find such content, specially in this easy to understand step-by-step format.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on January 28, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      Glad our video could help 🙂

  10. DREAMality Weighted Blankets on January 28, 2019 at 1:59 am

    GREAT video just what I needed!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on January 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you, glad it could help 🙂

  11. Charcha Meri Aapki on February 21, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Hi u uncheck for search engine is it good from SEO point of view

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on February 21, 2019 at 4:14 pm

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  12. Terry Tyler on March 8, 2019 at 5:51 am

    @1:51 Hot Dog ~ You earn the golden like

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on March 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  13. Peace Lily on March 11, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    thank you for this video, it is helpful and easy to follow.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on March 13, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

  14. Ọlájídé Ayẹni on March 12, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I can’t seem to get the tutorial, I can’t seem to find a couple of these settings such as “screen options”. Is it wordpress outdated or what? Can someone help! Thanks.

  15. AOC Weddings on March 20, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Wow! Thank you for this! Definitely helped me out and you were quick and to the point. 😉

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on March 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm

      Glad you like our content 🙂

  16. huxin100 on May 16, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Thank you for the video. How do we customize the appearance of my post page?

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on May 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      It would depend on your specific theme for what options are available

    • huxin100 on May 16, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      @WPBeginner – WordPress Tutorials Thank you. I want to change the way the my all posts look. Maybe can do it with html and css?

  17. Phòng cháy chữa cháy on June 29, 2019 at 7:51 am

    thanks author! <3 from viet nam with love

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm

      Glad you liked our video 🙂

  18. Craig Beardsley on July 23, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you, this helped alot : )

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      You’re welcome, glad our video was helpful 🙂

  19. Suburban Outdoorsman on September 23, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for the easy walk through on this!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on September 24, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

  20. Pat Gert Furstenberg on November 2, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Thank you so much! Perfect tutorial. Very helpful.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on November 4, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      You’re welcome, glad our guide was helpful 🙂

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