When ever anyone ask me how do I create a Website and which platform I should start with, My recommendation is to go with WordPress. Using WordPress for your Website platform will give you many advantages which includes better SEO, easy to use dashboard and most important cost involved is lesser than going for a custom built Website. Now, when it comes to Website we all know having a static front page is crucial part and one can do it easily with WordPress.
In this article, I will be quickly showing you how you can use any page of your WordPress blog as static front page and with custom template options, you can have a great looking homepage.
How to use Any WordPress Page as Homepage for WordPress blog?
By default, WordPress shows your recent post on Homepage, which is good for blog layout but for a Website layout, we wil be dealing with pages only. WordPress gives you ability to create a page and use it as your homepage. If you are new to WordPress, here is a starter guide:
Here is a step by step guide:
- Login to your WordPress dashboard
- Click on Pages > Add new
- Create a new page and give it any name. Ex: Homepage
If your theme offers custom template option or your theme designer has created a custom template for your homepage, you can select that too from the page.
Now, all we need to do is, use newly created page as home page for our WordPress blog. Go to Settings > Reading and there you will see an option to configure Front page display. By default, Your latest posts option is selected and you can change it by selecting the second option.
From the drop down you can select which page you wish to show as your homepage. So, here is final settings look like:
In my case, since I wanted my site to give advantage of content marketing, I integrated blog in the main domain. I created a seperate page call Blog and all my content shows in that page. One of the major mistake which I have seen people making with their business WordPress Website is, they integrate Blog at sub-directory level which is not required. It’s better to take advantage of content on your main domain. More over, When we set Posts page, it will pull up content automatically and you don’t need to take help of custom template. You can read more about it on the official documentation here. Here is an example of homepage from one of my WordPress Website:
But for homepage, it’s better if you can get a template developer or you can search for some premium Website theme for WordPress in any of Premium WordPress theme Club. Now, you know creating Website with WordPress is easier and more over, it gives you more control and advantage than any other platform. You can also refer to my WordPress guide for more WordPress related tutorials.
Here are some WordPress DIY article, which you would like to try:
- How to Copy Article from MS Word File Correct way
- SuperCharge your WordPress Blog in One hr.
- A complete guide to secure WordPress Blog
- How to live blog in WordPress
Do let me know if you have any questions related to it and I would love to take your questions.