Whether you’re starting up a new WordPress business website or want to turn your existing WordPress blog into a business/portfolio website, either way, you can make it possible in seconds. All you need to understand is the methodology behind it.
In this article, I will be guiding you on how you can easily turn your WordPress blog into a business or portfolio website.
When I’m saying WordPress blog, I mean your self-hosted WordPress website where you’re showing your latest posts on the homepage that changes every time when a new post is published.
Whereas a business or portfolio website uses a static page as a homepage, instead of showing the latest posts on the homepage.
So, if you’re currently showing your latest blog posts on your homepage and want to turn your WordPress blog into a business/portfolio website with a static homepage, this article will be going to help you.
Turn Your WordPress Blog into a Business Website: 3 Steps
The process to turn your WordPress blog into a business website is very simple. All you need to follow the steps written below within your WordPress admin interface.
1. Create Two Static Pages; Home & Blog
This is the very first thing you should do to turn your WordPress blog into a business or portfolio website. For a static homepage, you need to create a new page with the “Home” anchor and title. And for showing your latest blog posts, you need to create another page with a “Blog” title or whatever you feel good about.
Creating a new page or post in WordPress is very simple. Just go to Pages > Add New in your WordPress admin area and create two different pages; one for the Homepage where your business details or portfolio items will be displayed and another for the Blog page where your latest posts will be displayed. You just need to enter the title and publish the page without writing anything inside the content area.
2. Change Homepage Displays Setting to Static
Once you’re done with creating those two pages; one for Home and another for Blog, then it’s time to change the Homepage Displays setting to static from the latest posts via your WordPress dashboard.
By default, this setting is set to “Your latest posts” which displays the latest posts on the homepage automatically. But, now as you want to customize the homepage in form of a business or portfolio website, you need to change this setting to “A static page” from WordPress dashboard Settings > Reading > Your homepage displays.
As shown in the screenshot above, just tick the “A static page” button and select “Home” as your Homepage and “Blog” as your Posts page. At last, click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom. As soon as you save the changes, your homepage will now be blank and your latest posts will be shifted to that newly created “Blog” page.
3. Design Your Homepage According to Your Needs
The final step is to design your homepage. As you are turning your WordPress blog into a business or portfolio website, you will need to design your homepage in such a way that it should look like a business or portfolio website.
For this, you can use a page builder to design your homepage according to your needs. Many WordPress page builders are available on the internet, but Elementor is one of the popular page builders for WordPress that also comes with a free plan.
So, you can start with any of your favorite page builders and design your homepage. Some page builders even provide pre-designed templates for business and portfolio websites that you can directly import and replace the demo content with your material.
Best of Luck With Your New Business 👍
With the above-written steps, you will be able to turn your WordPress blog into a business or portfolio website easily. All the steps are very simple that can be performed in a few seconds only.
Designing your homepage according to your business needs may take some time but using a page builder like Elementor will make even this task easier.
So, finally, I wish you all the very best with your new business and I’m sure this new change in your existing blog will give you more success and business for your efforts.
In case, you feel any issues while performing these steps, the comments box is always waiting for your words. I will be happy to help you solve your issues by answering your questions in the comments section below.