Posted 12/03/2013 at 11:03 AM
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If you have installed WordPress and are wondering about how to create a page or post, then read on to learn the simple steps to creating a home page in WordPress.
For creating a separate page for blog posts, you will have to proceed with creating two new WordPress pages. The first of these will be the home page of the site, and the second page will be the blog page.
Go to WordPress admin > Pages > Add New to create a new page.
Name this page as Home
On the right hand side of the page will appear the Page Attributes box with an option to choose a template.
Choosing a template
Click on screen options at the top right corner of the screen
Check the discussion box
Find a discussion meta box below the post edit area.
Uncheck both the comments and trackbacks to disable discussions on the home page.
After the home page is created, you can proceed to create the Blog page.
The theme chosen by you in WordPress will have a different and suitable template to be used for a blog page. On choosing it, you can find a tailor-made blog page for your posts in WordPress. But in case there are no suitable templates, the default template can be used.
Disable the comments and trackbacks option on this page as well.
After creating these two pages, go to Settings> Reading.
Under the Front page display option choose a static page.
Choose the page to be used as the front page and the page for the blog posts.
Save the changes.
The blog page can also be displayed in the navigation menu. For doing so go to Appearance > Menus > add blog page.