WordPress/Creating Static Pages

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By default WordPress creates the front page, or home page, to show all your posts, or blog entries. This is great if your site's primary purpose is to serve as a blog, however some users don't want to see the automatically generated list of most recent posts as the first thing they see on their website. This would call for a static front page, which is a customized page that displays static content as your front page.


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WordPress Basics

Making a Static Page

1. First go to WordPress.com and click the "My Site" icon at the top left.

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2. Then click "Add" next to the word "Pages" on the left-hand side.

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3. Add your page information such as a title and a description.

  • Then click "Page Settings"

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4. Set your Page Order number to the order you wish to appear on your website.

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5. Once done making changes to your static page then click "Publish" on the lower-right corner.

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6. Go to Site Customizer, then click "Static Front Page" on the left and assign your new static page that you just created.


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7. Finished, you have successfully created a static front page.


Important Info for Setting your WordPress Account

Follow the links below for help with setting up your WordPress account: