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[WP Basics] Set Your WordPress Home Page

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By default WordPress sites are set to display the ‘blog roll.’ Considering WordPress started and mostly still is a place for blogs this makes since. But for churches (and most organizations that aren’t blog driven), setting your home page is a necessity. While it’s simple to do it’s not intuitive if you’re new to WordPress. Watch this tutorial to learn the two quick and easy ways to set a home page in WordPress.

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What’s in this Session

WP is set to Blog Posts as a default. (:15)

First Way Using Customizer (:29)

  1. Visit Appearance > Customize (or click Customize on the front end tool bar)
  2. In the Customizer go to Settings > Home Page Settings
  3. Select ‘A static page’ from the home page displays setting.
  4. Select the page you want to display from the Homepage drop down.
  5. Click Publish.

Second Way using Settings Area (1:34)

  1. Start in your backend Dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings > Reading in the side menu.
  3. Select ‘A static page’ from the home page displays setting.
  4. Select the page you want to display from the Homepage drop down.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Tools Mentioned

We didn’t go over any tools in this tut. But, if you’re interested in what you’re looking at we are using Beaver Builder on this site. 🙂 You can check out our tools list for more recommended resources.

Hey guys! I am a church leadership and creative guy living in the Atlanta area with my awesome wife and two kiddos. I've worked on staff with a number of churches as well as traveled full time as a conference speaker. Now, I work full time at The Reach Company helping ministries and businesses tell their story and make an impact online.

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