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How to Make WordPress Static Page as Your Homepage

One of the reasons why WordPress is a popular CMS (apart from being free) is the fact you can customize it easily, even if you are not a developer. If your industry requires an old school, static website look (or if you are just tired of the latest posts feed), but you don’t know how to get it, you came to the right place. It requires a bit of tweaking, but making a WordPress homepage static is not a complicated process. After all, we already said that customizing WordPress is pretty much straightforward. In this article, we will tell you how to make a static page as your homepage in WordPress, whether you’re using the Classic Editor or the new Gutenberg one. Alternatively, you can take a look at the top ten static site generators.

How to Make a Static Page as Your Homepage in WordPress Step by Step

In the pictures below, we will show you how to make a static page as your homepage in WordPress. You won’t need much time and effort to that; most people will spend most of their time choosing WordPress theme, as setting a static page needs just a few commands in WordPress admin.

How to Create a Static Page in WordPress

First, you need to create a static page in your admin. Alternatively, you can select one of the existing pages as a static page at the end of the process. If you want to create a new page, go to your Dashboard, click on Pages, and after that on Add New. After you name the newly created page (it is suitable if you name it “Homepage”, but any name is fine), click on the Publish button.

How to Find a Static Page Option in WordPress

After you created a WordPress page that will later become your static homepage, you should find the option which will allow you to change the settings for the desired page. First, you should click on Settings, and after that Reading in your WordPress dashboard. As we mentioned earlier, the process is the same for Classic Editor and Gutenberg users alike.

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After that, choose a static page option from the page you opened.

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How to Set a Previously Created WordPress Page to Static

Remember you created a new WordPress page and named it “Homepage”? To complete its transformation to the static page, you need to do a few more things. From the drop-down menu choose the page you want to change to static.

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After that, you just need to click on the Save Changes button below.

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In the end, all that’s left is to check if everything works properly. You will do that by clicking on the Pages in the Dashboard of your WordPress site. If the page you selected previously is labeled as the Front Page, you have successfully completed the process.

The Benefits of Creating a Static Homepage in WordPress

The benefits of creating a static homepage in WordPress are similar to static page benefits in any other CMS.

First of all, static websites are much more secure than a regular WordPress installation. Also, the users will open your static homepage faster. That means higher speed overall, reduced bounce rate, and all of that might lead to higher rankings on Google.

If you built your website from scratch, having a static homepage means better developer’s experience. You have fewer things to check and you can be sure that your website will look the same on your visitors.

Having a static homepage might improve the user experience as well, although most people believe that static pages are the thing from the past.

We hope that you found this article to be helpful. If you liked it, please feel free to check out this one as well, as it may be of use!

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