Setup your site homepage

If you are new to WordPress it may not be obvious how to make one of your pages the actual homepage of your domain or site. In this guide we'll show you how to do this.

Step 1: Make sure your page is published

Once you create the page you want to have as your domain's or site's homepage, make sure you publish the page. There are a few ways to accomplish this. Allow us to show you: 

You can publish your page directly in the OptimizeBuilder editor by going to the Settings > page settings area: 

You can also publish the page after closing the editor as well if you like by clicking the blue "Publish" button: 

Another way you can change the status of your page to "published" would be using the Quick edit feature under the "Pages" area of your site. Just find the page you want to publish, click "quick edit" and then change the status to "published" and save the settings. 

Step 2: Setting the published page as your site's homepage

Now that the page is published, lets navigate to " Settings > Reading" from the main WordPress Dashboard (admin area):

Once you are on the "Settings > Reading" admin page, you'll see options that look like this: 

What you'll want to do next, is select "A static page" and then choose your published page from the "Homepage" dropdown like you see here, and then click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom: 

Now you should see the page set as your homepage if you visit your site address. 

You may need to clear cache plugins or server caching if you don't see it. Also, if you have a maintenance mode plugin activated you may need to turn that off in order to see your homepage (if you are signed out). 

Set or Change the title of your Home Page

When setting a static home page, you'll need to be sure your Title is set under " WordPress Dashboard > Settings > General" for the site title as that would carry over through to your home page.

Bonus Tips

Set your blog page

Changing your homepage to a static page will remove your blog posts from your home page.  If you want to show your blog posts on a different page just follow these steps:
1. Go to Pages > Add new and create a new page called "blog".  Save and publish this page (do not create this page with our LiveEditor or Pagebuilder or this process will not work.
2. Go to Settings > Reading and in the second drop-down (the one that is called "Posts page") - select the "Blog" page that you just created and click Save Changes. This will then set your blog  to appear on that page.

Use a funnel page as the homepage

If you are using OptimizeFunnels, you may also set a funnel page as the homepage of your site.

If you have any trouble with this, just reach out to our team and we'll be happy to help.

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