When it comes to your blog's home page design, there are two ways to go:
1. a blog page showing your latest posts;
2. a static front page.
By default if you use WordPress, your blog's home page will show your latest posts. That's what many blogs use in fact.
Now that might be because it's the default option and it's easier to keep it that way. But is it worth considering using a static front page instead?
Is It Time To Change Your Home Page Design?
There are so many blogs I read that have a static front page. When I moved back to WordPress I decided to do the same.
With having the Dynamik Website Builder, it was easy to put in place. It allows me to set up a static front page with a choice of widgetised templates.
For more information, you can check out my review of the Dynamik Website Builder:
Would there be any advantages to changing your blog's home page design and having a static front page though?
Well, perhaps there would.
Pros And Cons Of Using A Static Front Page
Pros And Cons Of Using A Blog Page Showing Your Latest Blog Posts
The Final Decision Depends On What You're Trying To Achieve
As with many things, there's pros and cons to both options.
The decision on whether you show a list of blog posts on your home page or have a static front page is subjective. It depends on what you're trying to achieve with your home page.
If you want to encourage someone to sign up to your list or you have a product you want to promote then having a static front page may be the way to go.
If content is your number one priority then having a list of posts on your home page is a good idea for readers and search engines alike.
For me, I'm decided to go for the static front page because it gives me more control on what people see on my home page.
What About You?
What are your thoughts on using a static front page for your home page with a separate blog page? Or do you prefer the default WordPress set up which shows a list of blog posts?
Have you tested both and found one works better for you than the other? What was the result?
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