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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. 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.

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. 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.

Conclusion

The best thing about WordPress as CMS is its ease of use. In other words, even total beginners can easily create any sort of page and set it as a homepage. Why is this important? Because the first impression matters the most. Thanks to static page option, even a complete WordPress newbie can turn any page into homepage with just a few clicks. This is especially great if you run a blog and want to instantly catch the attention. We hope our guide was helpful. Now, go there and rock your homepage like a pro!

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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