Blog pages serve different purposes. If you’ve followed our comprehensive and practical guide to creating a blog all by yourself in just 6 easy steps, then you need to add pages to your blog.
In this post you’ll also learn the top pages to add how to add these pages to your new blog.
Top 5 Important Blog Pages to Add to Your New Blog
A page on your blog is any page on your blog with contents in various multimedia formats (video, texts, audios etc.) which your readers can access for informational or transnational purposes.
This is the default page visitors see when they visit your main URL i.e www.yourblogname.com. This page is important for easy navigation when your blog visitors are on other pages.
IMPORTANT: By default, WordPress shows your latest blog posts on the front page of your website. For a new blog, you may need to add 3 or 4 sample posts to be able to see what it looks like.
NOTE: If you need to set your static front page or homepage, learn how to do that in the tutorial at the end of this list of 5 important pages to add to your blog.
About You (Your Team) and Your Business – having an About page and a team About page adds a personal element to your blog. With your blog About page, make sure you describe what your blog can do for your blog visitors.
Include an email, phone number, social media profiles and a contact form on this page.
Terms & Conditions Page
Products & services page
If you’ve got products or services that you offer, list your them in this page and explain what your business has to offer. Most importantly explain how your products or services will be of value to your blog visitors.
Also Read: The key differences & similarities between a blog & a website
Other Pages to Include
Here are other pages to add to your blog depending on what you do.
If you’re selling products, you can install a WordPress e-commerce plugin such as Woocomerce, this plugin will help you feature your products in a well layout format.
Visitors want proof of what you do. If you’re a photographer or designer for example, show some of your work to give potential clients a taste of what you do.
F. A.Q. page
This page helps you provide answers to visitors’ common questions about support, shipping, payment or the quality of your products..
How to Add Pages to Your Blog
Adding a page to your website is simple. On the left side of your dash board, Go to Pages → Add New to create a new page, fix in your page title and possible contents, then his publish.
Then click publish at the right panel.
How to Set Your Static Front/Homepage
I do recommend Poseidon theme for beginners, If you’d like to have a home page with the magazine-style layout like the poseidon demo website, follow these detailed instructions below or visit their in-depth documentation.
Create a new page that you want to make your static homepage
On the left side of your dash board, Go to Pages → Add New to create a new page that you want to make static, or edit an existing page.
Before you publish,
On the right side of this current page, change the page template under Page attribute box to the default Magazine Homepage template that comes with the theme.
Then hit publish.
NOTE: This is exactly how you create any page on your website (about us page, terms & condition page, contact us page, etc.). Just that other pages don’t need the attribute box, leave them at default.
Once you hit publish, these blog pages are individually added to your blog. To make each visible to you and your visitors, you’ll have to add them to navigation menu.
Let’s continue with making our static home page. The second step.
Set Magazine Homepage Template as Front Page
If you want to use the Magazine Homepage template as your front page, at the left panel of your admin dashboard go to Settings → Reading and set “Front page displays” to “A static page”.
From the dropdown menu of the “Front Page“, select the Magazine page you created earlier titled ‘Home’.
Click “Save changes” button at the bottom to save your settings.
Now if you go to www.yourblogname.com, your front page will have been styled. All you need to do is add posts and widgets.
Add Magazine Posts Widgets
After you created your Magazine Homepage, go to Appearance → Widgets and set up your Magazine Homepage widget area.
Poseidon comes with three different Magazine Posts widgets geared to creating a magazine-style site.
For example: Magazine Posts Grid
This widget let you display your posts from a selected category in a two-column or three-column grid layout.
The Widget area is where you do justice to style your front page.
To further understand this part, visit the theme documentation area on the download page of any theme you download, there’s always a tutorial on how to go about styling your blog.
For poseidon theme, the documentation page gives instructions that briefly explain how to setup and configure all the theme features.
That’s how to add new blog pages to your blog (be it about us page, F.A.Q page, Terms & agreement page, etc.). Just go to Pages > Add New > Publish.
Making your pages visible to your blog visitors
Once you hit publish, these pages are individually added to your blog. To make it visible you’ll have to add them to navigation menu, learn how to that in this post.
Also you’ve known how to set your front page and style it using your preferred theme default style.
Watch out for more tutorials.