Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the blog and content layout, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Community Website.
- In this movie, I'd like to show you how to set up your blog…Your blog is simply a collection…of all of your WordPress posts.…To do this in Genesis, we'll go to Pages, Add New,…and we'll create a blank page called Blog.…For our template, instead of the default template,…we want to select the Blog template.…Then, just click Publish.…When we go to view the page,…you'll see that all your blog posts are here.…Typically, they're listed in descending order by date.…Now that we've got a blog created,…let's add it to our navigation menu.…
To do that, we'll go back to our menu…and now we can see our Blog page among the others.…We'll select it and add it to the menu.…As always, don't forget to save.…You'll notice that our blog page and our home page…look pretty much identical right now.…That's because in WordPress, the default home page…is simply a collection of your latest posts.…Once we've configured the widgets for the home page,…we'll see that instead.…Let's look at how we can make some changes to this blog area…via our theme customizer.…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Securing your site and managing spam
Skill Level Beginner
1. Preparing to Build a Site
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
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