If you have created a home page on your WordPress blog or website, but keep getting the blog page instead when you type in your web address, we show you how to fix that with your “reading” settings.
If you are just looking at the issue of the homepage, there is this little bugger: the options of your latest posts or a static page of your choosing to display on your front page. This one choice alone has probably caused grief and countless hours of unsatisfied Google searches.
Let me explain.
With most WordPress themes, once you have set them up, you will often find that your blog is the homepage or your landing page. So, when someone puts in your URL, that is where they land. But not everyone wants that. Some would rather have a static homepage. Something that tells their readers about them and their blog, or, if it’s a business blog, what the heck they do. But as you can see above, WordPress, by default, sets your front page to be “Your latest posts.”
Here is how to fix this.
Simply go in, create a page called “Home,” and add some content to it. Then create another page, call it “Blog,” and leave it blank. After you do that, come back and change the settings to this:
And, like magic, you now have a static home page and an inside blog page. I cannot tell you how many people have spent hours and hours trying to figure this out.
Remember though, if your theme has a more complex design to it, you will lose page if you choose to go this route.
Watch this video for a demonstration of this and other parts of the reading settings.