How to Assign a Static Page as Your Front Page

Hi, guys.  Welcome to  Today’s tutorial is about assigning a static page as a front page.  Now a static page, as most of you may know, is a separate page that appears on your blog.  So a lot of people use it to create an About
Me page or a page just dedicated to something in particular that they may be interested in.

And you could have as many static pages as you want.  But sometimes you may want a specific static page to appear as the front page of your blog, the very first page that all of your viewers and readers come to.  So to go about doing this, what you want to do is come to your navigation menu and scroll down to the Settings link.

Once you’ve opened this up, you want to scroll down and click where it says, “Reading.”  And this will bring you to the Reading Settings page.  And as of right now, our front page is the static page About Me. But what I want to do is change this to a different page that I’ve created already.  So you want to come to this first section right here where it says, “Front Page Displays,” and you’re going to choose a static page rather than your latest posts.  Your latest posts would have your front page displaying all of the posts that you’ve created most recently.

Instead, I’m going to choose a static page.  And then what you want to do is come down to where it says “Front Page.” And here, you should have a list of all the static pages you’ve already created.  And then from here, you want to choose which one you want to make your front page.  So I’m going to make it the About Us at

And then, of course, if you are choosing your latest post, you have a few options here to choose from.  But since we’re not choosing to have our
posts be our front page, you can leave this alone.  And then what you want to do is save your changes.  Now if you want to see the final results, this is our new front page, and it’s exactly what I just changed it to: the About Us at And then, of course, with a link for all of our readers to check and look at our website.

And this is how you assign a static page as a front page.  Please stay tuned for more videos.

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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.