Create a Static Home Page or Front Page using WordPress 3.5

In this WordPress Tutorial I show you how to make your Home Page or Front Page be a static page (for instance, your “About” page) instead of the typical Home Page which is the Blog Loop or all the latest blog posts.   It’s quite easy to do and all you need to do is watch my 5-minute video below.  Please leave a comment if you like it.  Thanks.



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  • marquita herald Jan 19, 2013, 9:53 pm

    Wow, you weren’t kidding when you said it would be easy Jim – I had no idea it was that simple to set up a static page. Thanks!

  • jupiterjim Jan 20, 2013, 3:25 am


    So glad you liked this video!!!! thanks for commenting!

  • Nick Catricala Jan 20, 2013, 2:27 pm

    thanks so much for this very interesting video tutorial on teh WP 3.5.. It is so easy once watching you do it… I wonder how I do when I get to it. Well, I cannot do it now, I still did not update to 3:5, but look forward to do it soon if I get some help 🙂

    Thanks again.

  • Steve Vernon Jan 20, 2013, 5:09 pm

    As often happens, Jim, you’ve pointed out something I had never even considered and made it extremely simple. Now all I need to do is decide what I want my home page to look like if I DO decide to go this route. Thanks!

  • George Zapo Jan 21, 2013, 9:11 am

    Thank you, Jim. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and expertise!

  • Karen Jan 21, 2013, 7:00 pm

    Thanks Jim, as usual you go above and beyond with your knowledge, skills and willingness to teach impeccably.

  • Garen Jan 22, 2013, 11:42 pm

    Hey Jim,

    I like using this function and then inserting a code to show latest post at the bottom or wherever I specify just to keep Google happy (not to mention the readers too). I like your website. Good idea with 75 tutorials with Wordpress. I too use Wordpress. I like it a lot. I will be sharing some of your tutorials on Hootsuite. My readers will love this!

    • jupiterjim Jan 23, 2013, 7:28 am


      Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks even more if you want to share with your readers! If I sold these videos in a package, they would be worth hundreds of dollars!

      Have a great day!

      ~ Jupiter Jim

  • farouk Jan 23, 2013, 4:11 am

    i am stuck with drupal
    i always wanted to migrate to wordpress but didn;t get the chance yet

  • Suman Jan 23, 2013, 10:28 am

    Awesome post. Thanks for some good info to help people get started with 2013. Going to tweet this out.

  • Suman Jan 24, 2013, 10:47 am

    Awesome post, many wonderful reminders here. I’ll be bookmarking and referring back all year. Thanks for share this post.

  • Len Jan 25, 2013, 7:51 pm

    Enjoyed the post and the video – very helpful to someone like myself who is learning word press.

  • Clint Butler Jan 26, 2013, 3:40 pm

    I love your teaching style Jim. I know many will see this post and disregard it because of how simple the task is. But its amazing that there are thousands of new people who need this kind of training.

    Looking forward to reading, and watching, more of your tutorials to make life easier when using Wordpress.

  • David Merrill 101 Jan 26, 2013, 8:44 pm

    The static page feature is one of those little things that makes Wordpress such a giant in the industry, Jim.

    I think, sometimes, WP is so simple that people overlook its power.

    The static page is a good example. I personally think it’s best reserved for personal branding rather than blatant promotion. And I believe that what you choose for your static home page will deeply effect the SEO ranking of your site.

    So, while it’s easy to do, give weighty consideration to its implications.

  • Yorinda Jan 27, 2013, 4:33 pm

    Hi Jim,
    thank you so much for the very clear tutorial.

    It was good to have a refresher about this, since a friend asked me to add a blog to her website. Even though she is using another theme this is very helpful.


    • jupiterjim Feb 1, 2013, 10:04 am


      Luckily what I have taught in this video works with ANY theme!

  • Chery Schmidt Jan 29, 2013, 11:23 pm

    HI Jim, Somehow a while back I figured this accidently, now I know how I did it!! I knew it had to be simple but I just couldn’t figure out again how I did this. Thanks for sharing, you did a great job with this video by the way.. Chery 🙂

  • Daniel Rith Jan 30, 2013, 11:42 am

    Thanks for the video tutorial. Thanks for showing how easy it is to create a static home page. Bye ….

  • Rosemary Jan 30, 2013, 12:14 pm

    Hi Jim,

    Great video, these are the exact setting that can be very confusing . It is very good how you explained how to use menus. If you have a moment I would find it interesting to see lessons how to use code for wordpress.

    Many thanks for taking the time to make this video.


  • merlin Jan 30, 2013, 12:38 pm

    it is very difficult for new users to creating and adding new static pages to there websites and blogs but this video tutorial is very helpful for learning the way of adding pages in wordpress.Nice

  • Sadie-Michaela Harris Feb 3, 2013, 4:43 am

    Hello Jim, great overview very helpful for people new to WordPress.
    I’m having an issue now with Digg Digg after upgrading to WordPress 3.5.1 I got in touch with Joel at Buffer App that own Digg Digg and I learned it is not really being supported at the moment I really LIKE Digg Digg…. It’s just the FB share icon is not pulling through the post images like it used to!

  • Sarah Arrow Feb 3, 2013, 12:53 pm

    A simple and effective way and a handy video, thanks for sharing Jim 🙂

  • Clare Feb 3, 2013, 3:45 pm

    Hi Jim,
    As always a very helpful video and yes, it really is that simple. As one of your clients, I can vouch just how good a teacher you are. Your videos help anyone work with wordpress and thesis theme. And those who engage you to build their sites, can be confident that your videos teach so many wonderful functions and features to use on their new site.

    Thanks again.

  • Bryan Feb 4, 2013, 7:31 pm

    Great tutorial. It is pretty simple but I didn’t notice that feature since today that I landed again to your page. Thank you.

  • Gene Call Feb 5, 2013, 5:19 pm

    Jim–really appreciated how you took viewer through each step with a screen shot—-those of us that are not techie experts have trouble following so many that assume we know the simple next step! Thanks

  • Willena Flewelling Feb 10, 2013, 1:46 am

    So simple once you know how! Thanks for the clear, simple tutorial, Jim. I have been thinking of doing this for some time now, but still haven’t decided for sure that I want to do it.


  • Ahsan Feb 16, 2013, 8:17 am

    wow.. it is so simple & easy to create static Home page

  • Julia Myah Feb 24, 2013, 9:01 am

    Great post..’ Thanks , dear you nice sharing with me.

    It is very effective for me, again thanks……

  • Umesh Tarsariya Mar 5, 2013, 6:27 am

    i m so happy that finally i had find this tutorial for my WordPress blog, thanks a lot from heart keep blogging god bless you
    regards ,
    Tips Via Blogging

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