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Looking to create a static home page on your website? What about creating a custom page for your blog posts to go to?

In this video I explain how to accomplish both.

Step 1: Create an "empty" page called Blog

Step 2: Go to General => Reading

Step 3: Set your Front Page to whatever page you want your home page to be

Step 4: Set your blog posts to go to the empty Blog page you had just created

If you have any questions about this process, leave your questions/comments below.


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tinamarie Premium
Kyle, I tremendously appreciate ALL your patience, feedback and recommendations this week concerning my website. It has been really challenging in that so many things weren't clear to me, yet several issues cropped up on top of those issues.

I have completed SEO and learned how to properly cateorize posts and place them under menus.

I can finally continue to focus on creating quality post & pages.
Tina
http://homeschooleasy.com
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Kyle Premium
Great to hear you are making such great progress Tina! :) Your website is really coming along!
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tinamarie Premium
Ok, I figured out the blog pages not showing full text. I had changed the permalinks to blog. That's corrected!

I only need help with making homepage static blogroll. Tina
http://homeschooleasy.com
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Kyle Premium
Homepage a static blog roll? That doesn't make sense. A blog roll is not static, it is the dynamic roll of your posts that you add in chronological order.
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tinamarie Premium
Hi Kyle, so sorry for the confusion. After creating the static homepage (followed instructions) The posts don't roll. I hope this is clearer.

http://homeschooleasy.com
Tina
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Kyle Premium
This page called "Blog" within your menu is your "roll" page:

Static means the SAME page will always show, so no, your homepage will never roll if you have set it up to be static.

Static is the opposite of dynamic.

You should also set-up all-in one SEO as this has not been done yet on your site. I actually usually recommend these days that your homepage is your blog roll (not static), but this is up to you.
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tinamarie Premium
I've followed the video to create static home page (my welcome) with a blogroll page. However when visiting my welcome page no blog roll? Would someone pls take a look. Thanks, Tina

Seems simple enough to follow, but I'm doing something wrong.
http://homeschooleasy.com
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Kyle Premium
It works as you expect. I see your Blog Roll is your blog roll and that your homepage is static. Are you still having issues or did you get this resolved?
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tinamarie Premium
Hi Kyle, Still an issue with no blogroll as static homepage. Also now when I create post. Go to view the post on site The heading and brief summary show up, but not the full post. http://homeschooleasycom

Tina
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yessharon Premium
Nice easy to understand video for creating the static home page and a blog page.
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Kyle Premium
Thanks. This is actually one of the most common issues that people have when setting up their blog. This should help folks out. :)
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christopherM Premium
Hi, Kyle Thanks for the training. I do have one question about this that I've been curious about for a while.
When we create that empty blog page and later begin to add posts to it, we will optimize each of the posts individually using All in one seo pack.
What about the actual empty blog page? Do we add a description and keywords to it? Or leave it blank and only worry about individual posts?
Thanks in advance.
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Kyle Premium
This is done for you automatically, you don't. You don't actually SEO the blog page, it is the individual posts on that page that are going to be optimized.
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