How to create a homepage on WordPress website using Gutenberg block editor

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WordPress is a free and open-source content management system. According to W3Techs, about 36.1% of all websites are developed with WordPress CMS. It is the most popular CMS available over the internet with lots of enthusiasts contributing it. Therefore, we can see lots of themes and plugins that help to create functional websites. However, it doesn’t always have an elegant design which is necessary for better user experience. But don’t stress out as WordPress offers you to get a custom homepage. And you can use themes from risethemes.com and Rise Block, a minimalist Gutenberg page builder block to create awesome pages instantly.

Note: Gutenberg Blocks are newly introduced text editor in WordPress from only 5.0 version. Please check which version you have. Additionally, if you have Classic Editor installed in your WordPress then Rise Blocks won’t work correctly. First, you have to deactivate it through plugin settings then only you will be able to enjoy the full feature of Rise Blocks

But first, let’s understand why we need a home page with an elegant design.

Reasons behind choosing an elegant home page design.

In the present context, many people summarize the content of a website on the homepage. Therefore, people are prone to visit the homepage to grab the information all at once. Hence, you need to have a beautifully designed homepage because people tend to engage with awesome and clear design rather than with a lousy one. Additionally, an elegant and clean design gives people a clear focus on what they are seeking. The elegant design delivers better user experience and thus has an opportunity to convert the visitors into leads for your business.

Setting a custom homepage in WordPress website

On the fresh installation of WordPress, the homepage is set to show the most recent posts. This is because WordPress was developed as a CMS for blogs, initially. With time, it didn’t limit itself to blogs, rather it is used for multiple purposes like small business, e-commerce sites, etc. With that, you can now set a specific page to be the homepage of your site instead of recent posts. Here are the steps on how to create a custom homepage.

  • Create a new page with the title “Home”.
  • Design your page according to your needs.
  • Click the publish button available on the right side of the screen to make it live.
Click the publish button available on the right side of the screen to make it live.
  • Now we need a blog page to show recent posts. So, create another page with the title “Blog”.
  • Click the publish button without designing the page, as this page acts as