How to Make a Static Page as Home Page in WordPress

by Abel Cheng on April 22, 2010

in Blogging

More often than not, by default, WordPress blogs always display the latest posts on the home page. If your blog is located at the root and let’s say your domain name is You will see the latest posts at

Sometimes, we don’t want this. We want to display a static page as the front page. In other words, the content at the root directory (hence in our example) is always showing the same thing. It won’t change even though we have just posted a new entry.

[One of the examples of such sites is my PLR Articles site. I don’t want the home page to display the latest offerings of my PLR article packs. But instead the home page acts more like a mini sales letter.]

How do we set a page as our home page in WordPress? It is easy and it doesn’t need complicated coding.

Just follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Goto Settings > Reading panel
  3. At Front page displays, select A static page and select the page you want to have as Home page from the drop down menu
  4. Set Blog pages show at most to 1
  5. Click Save Changes

Make static page as home page in WordPress

Voila. That is it!

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