How to Make a Static Homepage in WordPress

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What is a Static HomePage in WordPress?

The WordPress default homepage shows a list of your recent posts. 

You may not want the homepage to just show your recent posts.

You might want to display more for your target audience.

For example:

  • Explain to your visitors what your site is about 
  • Products or services you offer

Having a static homepage for your WordPress blog can show content, videos, or any other media you want to share.

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My homepage is an example of a static homepage.

You can create your homepage to look any way that you would like and that is the great thing about having a static homepage in WordPress.

It can be a simple design or something more elaborate. 

You find what design will be the best choice for your target audience and create from there.

If you are not sure if you should have a static homepage, look at your competitors and see how their homepage is designed.

Do not copy your competitor’s homepage, but it will give you a good starting point for yours.

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How to Make Static Homepage in WordPress

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Create a new page called Home then Click on Publish (you can change the name later if you want)
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on Reading
  5. Set Front Page Displays to a static page
  6. In the drop-down menu for Front Page: Select Home
  7. Click on Save Changes
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You can change your page title to anything you want.

Additionally, to make it more search engine friendly, rename your home page to a title using keywords in your blog niche.

In Conculsion

There you go, all the steps for how to make a static homepage in WordPress.

If you having problems with your blog not being as successful as you wanted, check out my step by step tutorial on how to start a successful blog.

You may have missed a few steps to get your blog the attention you wanted.

Until next time,

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julia at create a website tutorial
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