How to Change Your WordPress Homepage?
About WordPress Homepage and Reasons You May Want to Change Yours
Steps to Set a Static Homepage
Methods to Change Your WordPress HomePage
1. Theme Customizer
In case there are multiple templates provided by the theme for your pages, you can start by exploring those.
For example, you will also get an option in some themes to place your sidebar as per your preference or to remove the sidebar completely for a full-width page:
In case there are sections of the homepage that you might not want to use, you can remove them using the theme customizer.
For this, navigate to the element in the menu and click on the eye icon next to the name of the section:
It is possible to bring back any areas that you’ve removed by clicking on the same icon again. If you want to change the order of the areas you can drag the items in the column around.
2. Block Editor
Though you have made some changes with the theme customizer, you might want to make further edits using the Block Editor. With this, you get more options for modifying your homepage’s design and layout.
To start with, go to your homepage from the admin dashboard by clicking on Pages, and then selecting whichever page you have set as home. The Block Editor allows you to add many different types of content to your homepage. You can start with some text introducing your website and your products and services.
For this, click on the page and just start typing. It will automatically create the appropriate paragraph block for you.
The block can also be selected by clicking on the plus symbol, either in the top-left corner of the screen or when it appears in the editor window. Then you can either select or search for the paragraph block:
After you have completed the text, you can customize it further using the block settings menu. The Text settings enable you to change the size of your text by selecting a preset or custom size. It is also possible to include a drop cap for some extra style points.
If you want to add color to your paragraph go to the Color settings. Again, you can select from a set of predefined colors or use a custom brand color:
You might also want to add some images to your homepage.
For this, click on the plus symbol and select the Image block:
You can Upload an image, select the image from your Media Library, or add one using a URL. The image’s alignment can be adjusted with the help of the toolbar above the block.
You can add a caption in the space below the picture.
You can continue with adding blocks until you want to. For accessing more blocks, click on the plus symbol and either browse or search the resulting menu.
Also, you can click on Browse all to see all of the blocks you have access to.
For example, if want to include a mix of media and text, it is possible by using individual paragraph and image blocks. But you might want to try using a Media & Text block instead:
With this block, you can display both media and written content in the same block, in different configurations:
If you want to remove a block just click on the three vertical dots in the toolbar above it and select Remove Block. These tools will help you to design your homepage as per your preference.
3. Classic Editor
If you want to work with the Classic Editor, you can still build a spectacular homepage.
Go to your WordPress admin dashboard, click on Pages, and then select the page you have set as your site’s home.
Add text just by typing. By default, the text will be a paragraph but you can use the dropdown menu to add a title or heading:
In the above image, the dropdown menu will help you to change the text from a paragraph into different headings.
You can make further changes to your text with the toolbar next to this drop-down area. You can change the alignment, bold or italicize it, and create bulleted or numbered lists. It also enables you to add a blockquote to your page.
You will also be able to add links to your copy from this toolbar. Moreover, there’s a button that will help you to add a ‘read more’ tag. This can be a helpful feature if you will include articles on your site, but don’t want to display the complete text on your homepage.
You will get to see more tools when you click the last button in the row. You get more options for changing your text style, such as changing the size or adding colors:
The Classic Editor also allows you to add images and other media to your page. For this, click on the Add Media button to open a new window. Click on the Select Files button to add new files to your Media Library:
Then upload files from your device to add them to your Media Library.
This window also enables you to access previously-uploaded files by clicking on the Media Library tab. Select the file that you want to add, and click the Insert into page button:
The image will now get displayed on your page. Options for the file can be accessed by clicking on it. You can change the alignment of the image, edit it, or remove it:
You can change the alignment of your image even after inserting it.
To check your homepage’s appearance after the changes are done, click on the Preview button. Once you have finalized your page’s appearance, click on the Publish button to save your changes and make them visible on your website.
A well-designed homepage enables your visitors to get an idea of what your site is about. When it is set up properly, it can act as a powerful tool for personal blogs, eCommerce sites, and everything in between.
There are some situations when you need to change your homepage to display your brand messaging, a new service you may be offering now, your new theme. Thankfully WordPress offers you different ways of changing and editing your WordPress homepage.
Still worried about making changes to your WordPress homepage? Share your queries in the comment box.