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It should be a simple task: move your blog from the homepage to an inside page. It's often an important part of using your WordPress site as a CMS.

Nonetheless, we often get asked to explain how to do this. Moving your blog is simple, but only once you know how.

Here, in a few short steps, is how to move your blog away from your homepage.

Step 1: Create a New Homepage

  • Go to Pages > Add New.
  • Create a page that will become your homepage.
  • Enter anything that you want to appear in your homepage into this page.
  • Click Publish.

Step 2: Create a New Blog Page

  • Go to Pages > Add New.
  • Create a page that will become your blog page.
  • Leave this page completely blank.
  • Click Publish.

Step 3: Assign the Pages

  • Go to Settings > Reading.
  • A static page: check this box
  • Front page: My New Homepage
  • Posts page: My New Blog Page

Step 4: Menu Links

  • "My New Homepage" will automatically have become your new homepage.
  • Go to Appearance > Menus and make a menu link to "My New Blog Page".
  • Voila! You're done. Simple once you know how.

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.