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Setting up a Static Front Page

By default the front page (“Home”) of your WordPress.com blog will display your latest posts. You can change this so readers see a static page instead, and can view your posts on a different page.

  1. Click Pages  Add New in your Dashboard.
  2. Title this page “Home” (you can, of course, name it whatever you like).
  3. Type the content you want displayed on the front page of your blog and publish it. Make sure the Page’s Visibility is not set as Private, otherwise it can’t be selected as a static front page.
  4. Write another new page.
  5. Title this page “Posts” (Or “blog” if you want sitename.com/blog)
  6. You don’t need to type content, because it won’t be displayed. Publish the page.
  7. Click Settings→Reading on the left menu in your Dashboard.
  8. You will see the following options. Set yours to look like this:

Front Page Settings

After making these changes, posts will no longer show on the front page of your blog. The static page “Home” will show there. Visitors will need to click on the link to “Posts” page to see your posts.
Note: Your front page can also be set using the Customizer

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Troubleshooting

Why do I now have two home pages in my navigation?
If setting up a static front page gives you two home links you can solve this problem by setting up a custom menu.

Why is my front page now displaying an error message?
If your front page disappears, go through the settings above and make sure they are correct.

Why don’t I see the “front page displays” option on the Settings  Reading screen?
The front page options on the Settings  Reading screen will not display unless you have at least one published page.

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