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Creating a Static Home Page with the Blog on Another Page

To set up your site with a home page with static content (such as a splash page) and a separate page that displays all your latest blog posts, you’ll want to set up a static home page in WordPress.

  1. Sign in to your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Click Add New in the Pages menu.
  3. Add a page called “Home” or whatever you want the title of your home page to be. Add content if you want, and save the page.
  4. Click Add New in the Pages menu.
  5. Add
    a page called “Blog” or something else for the place where your posts
    will show up. Don’t add content to this one. Save the page.
  6. Click Reading in the Settings menu, and select the A static page button.
  7. Use the dropdown boxes to select the front page and the blog page you just created.
  8. Click the Save Changes button.

The home page you created shows up as “Front Page” in the layout selector of the Headway Visual Editor. Whatever page you created and selected for the blog becomes “Blog Index” in the layout selector.

This means that once you set a page as your Front Page or your Blog page, those pages “disappear” from the visual editor.  You’ll need to create layouts on the Front Page and Blog Index layouts that appear in the visual editor.  If you have created layouts on the pages you’ve set for the Front Page or Blog page, those layouts do not get displayed.

It’s often a good idea to have unique content and a different appearance for your home page compared to the other pages on your site. You can use a content block with filters to display blog post excerpts, for example, while a custom code block can hold your email list sign-up code. A content block with no filters will display whatever you write on the Add New Page interface in WordPress.

This article was last updated for Headway version 3.8.3

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