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How To Create A Separate Page For Blog Posts


WordPress, by default, show your content in a blog format on the homepage. But do you know, if you wish, you can change that and can create a custom homepage as per your requirements. In this article, I will show you on how you can create a seperate page for blog posts.

#1 Getting Started

As I mentioned above, WordPress includes a pre-built support for creating static front page (home page) as well as seperate pages for blog posts. But, if you want to use this method, you have to first create two new pages in your WordPress blog. In order to start, go to Pages and select Add New option as with that only you will be able to create new page. Titling the page as “Homepage.”

Once you titled the page, you will notice that in the right hand side, there is an Attributes box which comes with an option to choose a template. An important thing to note here is that most of the themes in today’s time comes with pre-set template. Once you choose the template, click on checking the discussion box which you will find on screen options at the top right corner of the screen.

Choosing the discussion box will let you showcase the discussion meta box below the post edit area. Make sure here that you will uncheck both comments and trackbacks as doing this only will leads to disabling discussion on the homepage.

#2 Second Step

Now, once you completed the above steps, it is the time to create second page for your blog posts. This time, let’s name the page as “Blog Page.” For this, considering on choosing the default template as an option while you might possibly noticed more template options (as it depends totally on the theme you are choosing). Here also, don’t forget on to disable the comments and trackbacks option.

#3 The Finale

Since, now we created the two pages, it’s time to use these pages as the way we want. Go to Settings >> Reading and under the Front page displays option, you have to choose A static page as an option. Save your changes and load your website to see the reviews you performed.

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Adding WordPress Widgets In Post And Page

There comes a condition in front of you many times when you wish that your favorite sidebar will get added to your post and page content. But the confusion over on this exactly will be the best bet to perform.

amr shortcode any widget

Starting with you need to install a plugin name amr shortcode any widget first and once activated go to Appearance >> Widgets. Once completing this task, now drag and drop the widgets you want to display in your post or page into the Shortcodes sidebar, followed by adding the shortcode [do_widget id=widgetid] in a page or post.

Plugin in use: amr shortcode any widget

The amr shortcode any widget is a simply “utility” plugin which allows you to have any widget used in a page shortcode in any theme.

Steps To Follow:

  1. Test chosen widget works in normal sidebar first.
  2. Activate this plugin
  3. Go to Appearance > widgets and find “shortcode” sidebar
  4. Drag chosen widgets from configured sidebar to shortcodes sidebar. Save.
  5. Go to page where you want configured widget to appear
  6. enter one of: [do_widget widgetname] eg: [do_widget calendar] [do_widget “widget name”]. eg: [do_widget “tag cloud”] [do_widget id=widgetid] in a page or post
  7. If the plugin cannot work out what you want, it will show a debug prompt , click on the debug prompt and look for the id of your widget in the shortcodes sidebar. Try with the id.

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