How to Create a Custom Home Page in WordPress

Creating a custom home page for your blog is important if you plan to collect leads for your business. And for WordPress users, this can be done very easily.

By default, WordPress shows your blog posts on the homepage. However, as a business website, you may want to create a more engaging homepage that helps users find what they need and boost your sales conversion.

In this article, I will show you how to easily create a custom homepage in WordPress. We will show multiple methods, and you can choose the one that’s easier for you.

How to Create a Custom Home Page in WordPress

What is a homepage?

A homepage is a default introductory page or the front page of your blog. It is the page that appears when someone enters your blog’s domain name in their browser’s address bar.

Why do you need a customized home page?

Depending on the purpose of your blog or website, having a home page has the following advantages:

Increase leads.

You can add an opt-in form on the homepage of your blog, your homepage is the most visited page on your blog, the more visitors you get, the more leads you will get.

Generate more revenue.

If you have your own product or an affiliate product, you can mention it on your home page, since it is the most visited page on your site there is a chance of making more sales this way.

Get more email subscribers.

If your purpose to use the power of email marketing to your business you can start collecting emails from your home page, you can offer something your prospects need with their email address and then you can use email marketing to send them tips and products recommendations, this way you will make more money.

Have a primary focus on your services.

If you’re a writer, speaker, you have a course or service to offer, you can introduce it on your homepage and it will get more exposure.

The structure of the home page

There are many ways to structure your home page, for me, I like it simple, on top of the home page I will have my blog logo, and the links to important pages, for example, the resource page, the squeeze page, and the service page.

In the main content of the home page, just introduce yourself, tell the visitors what do you have to offer and how they can get it. If it is possible include a picture of yourself or your product. That is it.

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How to create a custom homepage for your blog

Now that you know the structure of your custom homepage, let’s start designing the custom home page for your WordPress site.

Method 1. Create a Custom Homepage using WordPress pages.

This is the simplest method to create your home page, just login into your blog, click on new then click on the pages, give a name to your page, I will just call it home. Start writing the content of your home page.

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Method 2. Create a Custom Homepage using Page Builders

This is the easiest method to build a custom home page, there are a lot of page builders out there but for me the best one is Clickfunnels.

They have a lot of built-in home page templates, you just pick the one you like the most, you edit it according to your needs, then you publish it on your blog.

In order to connect Clickfunnel with your WordPress blog, all you need to do is to download the Clickfunnels WordPress plugin and select your homepage.

Learn how to download and install the Clickfunnel plugin here.

Add Your Funnel Step Into WordPress

  1. From within your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to the ClickFunnels plugin and click Add New.
  2. Under Choose Page Type, select Home Page.
  3. Under Choose Funnel, select the funnel you wish to connect.
  4. Under Choose Step, pick out the funnel page in the funnel you want.
  5. Click Save Page.
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As an alternative, you can also try Elementor. It is also an immensely popular WordPress page builder plugin. It also comes with drag and drops templates and an easy-to-use interface.

Method 3. Use Fivver to create your homepage

Did you know that for just $5 someone can create a homepage for you, some of them they will even configure the whole blog for you with just $5 or $10?

This is possible by using Fiverr.

First Step: Register for a free Fiverr account.

Second Step: Search for homepage

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Step Three: Find someone who can design your page, explain what do you want, find a page that you can emulate and provide it to them and what content do you want, they will do it for you in less than 24 hours.

One recommended guy you can use.

When you receive it, now go to the next step.

How to Select a Custom Page to be Used as Homepage in WordPress.

Before you select the home page, create a second, blank page by going once again to New → Pages → Add and call it something like “News,” or “Blog,” or “Posts” — a name that will help you remember that this is the page on which your posts will appear, then same it. Then click publish.

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You can make any page as your front page just by following simple steps:-

  1. Log In to your Website DashBoard.
  2. Go to Settings -> Reading.
  3. In Reading click on “Static Page”
  4. Select your home page and your Post page there.

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How to add your pages to the menu

After creating your pages, you can add them to a menu, this can appear on the top, on the bottom, or in the sidebar of your blog.

It is also important to make sure the site’s menus correctly display the new front page and blog page changes.  From Settings, select Appearance>Menus. Select “Create a New Menu,” from the available options, which can vary by theme.

From all available pages, select the ones that should display in the site’s menus, including the new homepage and the blog or post page that were just created. Click Save Menu to update menu settings to reflect the new structure.

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That is it, this is how you create a custom home page for your WordPress blog, go on and create your home page, add a lead capture form in it and start building your online business.

 

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