Your homepage sets the tone for your entire website so knowing how to customize and edit it is very important to the site owner.
If your homepage doesn’t look the way you have always anticipated it to be, you may be forced to make changes to the website. But this can only be achieved if the user has much experience building websites otherwise it would be a tough task to handle.
WordPress provides a user with many possibilities on how to edit his or her homepage. This means there are several ways to configure your homepage so that it can convey your messages efficiently to the users on the website.
This article will simply give you guidelines on how to edit your homepage the way you wish.
How to set up a static homepage on your WordPress.
If you don’t want to display your blog post on your website front page, then you want to have a static homepage
A static homepage displays contents that don’t change frequently. On the website, it is possible to create a homepage and a separate blog page
To create a homepage log in to your Admin Dashboard. Click on “Pages” and “Add New”.You will now see a new page where you will be required to give your homepage a title after which you click on “publish”.
You can also take the above step if you also want to create a title for your blog posts. Now you have two pages ready. If you want to now configure which one will be on the homepage and which will be on the posting page; simply go to “settings” and then on the “reading” options accessible from the dashboard.
Firstly click on the static homepage. Next, you can now select the desired options on which title should appear on the homepage or on the posting page from the menu drop-down options.
During the process of tweaking your homepage, you may want to put your website in maintenance mode. Doing this will show visitors a generic error code or a nonfunctioning website.
But, you can display a beautifully designed page, while you’re doing the tweaking, here’s how to properly set your site in Maintenance Mode with Countdown.
How To Edit Your Homepage.
There are about three ways this activity can be completed. They include:
Edit WordPress Homepage Using the Theme Customizer
Generally, many WordPress themes have some basic homepage designs as well as provide the users the options to edit it
This is accessible from the Theme menu on the dashboard. Click on the customize option and this will show you a live preview of how your tweaks will affect the website in real life. Click on the “publish” button once you are done making the changes.
This plugin gives you many options on how to edit your homepage such as where to place your site bar. It also allows you to remove the blank spaces which are not in use from the homepage.
Edit WordPress Homepage Using the Block Editor
Unlike the theme customizer, the Block Editor offers the user more options to tweak his or her homepage design and layout.
To access this feature simply go to “Pages” on the dashboard and then select the pages you want to see on your Homepage
If in the case you want to set up a text that welcomes visitors to your website simply go to pages. On that page, you will see a default paragraph block but to add your own text all you have to do is place your cursor on the screen and start typing.
But if in the case you want to add your own paragraph block by yourself just click on the “+” above the screen and select the paragraph block you desire. You can also select the size of your text from the “text settings”. It also allows the user to insert images too on the website.
The Block Editor also allows the user to add color to the paragraph from the color settings. With these tools available it is almost easier to create a homepage for your website.
Editing WordPress Homepage Using the Classic Editor
To access this method click on Pages from the dashboard and select the page you want to make your homepage.
To add the text you simply have to start typing on the page. By default, the page comes with a paragraph already but if in the case you want to edit it you can do so from the drop-down menu box.
The toolbar possesses a lot of features that will enable the user to easily create his or her homepage. It has a toolbox that allows you to attach links to your copy. It also has a button that allows a “Read more” tag.
The Read more tag Is most efficient when you have an article on your website but don’t want to display the full text on the homepage.
The Classic Editor also allows you to add images and upload images on your homepage via the media library.
To see how far you have gone in your changes you can click on the preview button. Once you are satisfied with the changes you click on the “publish” button.
With this, your new homepage has been created.
How to add Menu to your Homepage.
The menu tab in a website can serve as a navigator guide to new users on the website.
To do this click on ‘Appearance‘ on the dashboard and then on the “menu “option. Once you are done the next step is to add pages to the menu and you can do this by clicking on the “add pages” and then making a selection on the type you want.
The toolbar helps you to effectively design the menu on your Homepage according to your taste.
So I hope this article goes a long way in highlighting the steps to take while editing the homepage on your WordPress website. If you have any question(s), the comments section is always open.