How to Restore your WordPress Homepage

If your WordPress static front page display isn’t showing, take these steps to check your settings are correct.

First under your WordPress Dashboard menu > go to Pages.

Check you have a Home page (Front Page) and a Blog page (Posts page) in the menu of pages. 

WordPress Home page not showing in Pages menu?

If you don’t see a Home page or Blog page in the menu, create both pages now.

Pages > Add New > Add Title > Home

Pages > Add New > Add Title > My Blog

Once you’ve created both pages, go to Settings to enable WordPress to display them correctly.

How to Restore a Static Home Page in WordPress:

  • Go to Settings > Reading in the WordPress dashboard
  • Look for “your homepage displays” 
  • Check “a static page” is selected
  • On the dropdown menu next to Homepage choose the page you created
  • On the dropdown menu next to Posts page choose the blog page you created
  • Scroll down and Save Changes

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Add the Home page and Blog page you’ve created to the site menu.

  • In the dashboard go to Appearance > Menus
  • Under Add menu items check the box next to Home and Blog
  • Click Add to Menu


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If you’ve set up the homepage display to be a static page, you must have content on the Home page and Blog page for both pages to display properly!

How to add Content to Your Homepage

Go to Pages > All pages > Home (front page) > Edit. 

Add any headlines, text and images you’d like to your home page to display. Be sure to click Update to save.

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If your theme enables customization you’ll add these elements via the Customizer. Go to Appearance > Customize. These options may be named: Large rectangle slider, full screen landing, full width slider, small posts slider, feature head, featured categories, featured image panels, popular posts bar, posts carousel, widgets

Once you’ve finished making your changes click Update to save if you’re in the Page view.

In you’re using the Customizer click Publish. Preview your changes. If you don’t want to show the page title, uncheck it under Page Options beneath your post.

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How to add Content to your Blog page

Go to Pages > (your name) Blog > Edit

Type in a headline and text to describe your blog and what makes it unique. This text will only show if you choose >Your Homepage Displays >”Your latest posts”

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Most themes will automatically display your blog roll on this page, however with some themes you may need to add an additional shortcode to display blog posts. If your blog posts don’t show up automatically, add a shortcode to the Blog page with each category separated by a comma (like this): 

ashe_blog categories=“email,iphone,mac,music,wordpress”  Be sure to add the square bracket before and after.

To find the actual categories you want to display, go to Posts > Categories and make note of which ones you want to appear on the blog page. Any category with two words should be separated by a hyphen. So music media would appear music-media in your list.

Once you’ve finished making your changes click Update to save in Page view.

Publishing a WordPress Blog?

You’ll want your Home page to display your blog posts so you’ll select Your latest posts under “Your homepage displays” under Settings > Reading.

Some themes allow additional page elements besides just displaying your posts.  You’ll access these elements through Appearance > Customize. Elements such as an email signup form, banner, custom category blocks and more are useful if you’re trying to monetize your blog.

One of the themes I use is Pipdig which does allow you to choose “Your latest posts” plus add other elements to the home page. Many other themes don’t or they require a page builder plugin to add these elements to the home page.  

Publishing a WordPress Website?

Under Your homepage displays (Settings > Reading) choose “a static page” to display more content other than blog posts. This is useful if the main purpose of your site is for a business or service which requires additional elements like testimonials, offer banners, custom headers etc. Some themes allow additional custom options for the home page through the Customizer. If your theme doesn’t, you can choose a plugin like Elementor or Beaver Builder to create a custom home page you can customize with a variety of content

How to make my homepage the front page in wordpress?

In the Dashboard menu go to Settings > Reading and make sure under Your homepage displays, that you have checked “A static page and selected Home as the Homepage. 

Don’t forget to Save Changes.

How do I restore my wordpress homepage

Under the dashboard menu go to Settings > Reading and make sure under Your homepage displays, that you have checked “A static page and selected Home as the Homepage. 

Don’t forget to Save Changes.

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