Hi all, I hope everybody is well.

I just made a landing page for the first time and went to the reading setting in WordPress to change the setting from blog posts to static pages, but I appear I have to choose a page for the posts page setting as well that can't be the same page as the home setting page.

I was hoping someone could advise me on what page I should fill out here please?
Privacy policy? Affiliate disclosure or contact us?

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Hey Jude! Long time no see! I hope you are rocking it, my friend, and that all is well!

Jeff
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Jeffrey, good to see you too. Hope you are doing great.

Jude
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JeffreyBrown Premium
We are doing fine, Jude! I hope all of you are too!

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Jude81 Premium
Great to hear Jeffrey.

Have a great weekend.

Jude
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Likewise, Jude!

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Aussiemuso Premium Plus
A great question. I'm just getting there.
Great answers too.
Lily 😊
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks Lily. I hope you are doing great!.

Have a great night.
Jude
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1Rudy1 Premium
When you select the landing page as the static page, the blog page then becomes the post page.

I can't wait to see your new landing page, Jude!

Rudy
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks Rudy. Hope you are well
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1Rudy1 Premium
I am, Jude. Thanks for asking!

Rudy
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LiveOnLeyte Premium Plus
The post page is more accurately named the blog roll and there are many sites which it is the "Home Page", a static Home Page is a landing page designed as the front door to a site. It is used for sites that want to show upfront what they are about in a steady format.

That said; don't let your Home page go stale, check it on a regular schedule for outdated information and refresh it with new. The page does not need to grow by leaps and bound but does need regular maintenance.
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks for your support sharing your insight.
I appreciate it.

Have a great day and week ahead.
Jude
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

It can be a blog, i.e. a page named blog and added to your menu.

Then when clicked upon, visitors can see your posts.

https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-create-a-separate-page-for-blog-posts-in-wordpress/
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I didn't get your last bit, your blog page will be added among your About Me, privacy policy, disclosure and | or Contact us.

A lot of website do consulting or service type of businesses.
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Abie, I just have added an image to explain it a bit better.
I can only choose from one of my pages like privacy policy, about me or contact page....not sure what I should fill out.

I thought I just only had to choose landing page by home page.

I will check you link you have included.

Thank you for your help.

Jude
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You do a new page and call it blog then add it in your Settings > Reading vs your privacy or disclaimer, see above link shared.

So it would be [domain].com/blog
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome Jude
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richardgb Premium
Just to clarify, Jude.
The new page that you call Blog is simply a published empty page other than the title.
Once it is setup and the reading settings changed and saved, you need to add the new Blog page to your menu/s (and save of course).
:-)
Richard
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks Richard for pointing this out. I still not fully understand it but getting there.

I made the empty page but have to play around with it a bit more too thoroughly understand the concept.

I looked quite bared now that page and i am unsure what i should put under the heading blog in my menu now?

Why do i need that empty paige there?
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richardgb Premium
The empty page must remain empty and just have a title such as Blog.

I can't tell you how it works precisely... i don't know ... but
when you go to Settings / Reading,
and update the your homepage to display a static page
there are 2 dropdown menus to use:
Homepage - where you select your chosen static page and
Posts page - where you select your Blog page
(you'll see what I mean when you go there).

Then remember to SAVE...

Obviously this points your main URL to whichever static page you select,
and it also uses your selected Blog page as the place to look for posts. When you add a post it's automatically connected to the blog page.

and I said in the previous message, you need to add the Blog page to the menu where it can then be found.

Keep asking questions until you get there...
:-)
Richard
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Yes it is an empty page called Blog that goes in your menu, when visitors click on Blog, they would see all your posts.

And therefore, in your Settings > Reading, you choose your static page as your landing page and Post page as the blank Blog page that you created, then save changes.

Try it out and let us know if you got it figured out :)
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks, Richard, for your continuously fantastic help. I got it all covered now.
Very appreciate your patience.

Have a fantastic weekend, and thanks a million.

Ps, may I please ask, do you build a landing page with ultimate blocks or use an additional page builder plugin?

I have just tried to make my first landing page with ultimate blocks (I use generate press), but I do not really as my first try yet and wonder if I should use a page builder instead.

Jude
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richardgb Premium
Hi Jude
Thank you for appreciation: that's appreciated!

where you build your landing page depends on its purpose. For example, if you're talking about a single page to promote a freeby and collect emails etc then it depends upon your choice of Autoresponder.

I think it makes the most sense to build your own page and connect your autoresponder unless the autoresponder doesn't have facilities for that.

These types of landing pages are simply pages that you would not connect to a menu, but via a link from somewhere, anywhere allowed, of your choice.

Does that make sense?
:-)
Richard
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Jude81 Premium
Hi Richard. I mean more design wise.

Do you use the ultimate blocks or a additional page builder where you can drag and drop images etc to design the page?
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richardgb Premium
Ah-ha ... understood now, but I can only give an opinion.
I've not built a landing page recently so I haven't used blocks for that yet... but I intend to try that in the future.

Here is an intro to building a landing with blocks by Rupert (Rupert4U) ... (the links in it point back to WA):

https://landingpage-demo.affiliatemarketingly.org/category/tutorials/
I hope you find that useful.
:-)
Richard
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Jude81 Premium
I check it out. Thanks a lot Richard. I appreciate it.

Jude
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