Adding a Blog to an Existing Business Website! (WordPress)

Adding a Blog to an Existing Business Website! (WordPress)


In this tutorial we’re going to show you
how to start a blog on your business website. We’ll
teach you exactly how to add a blog to your website so that it
will come up in your top menu bar right here so that when a visitor clicks on the
blog section, they’ll be taken to all your articles,
and they’ll be able to click and view full article and it’s a
great way to keep in touch with your customers. So what is a blog? Like I said, use it to post
interesting content or articles that relate to the content or a topic of your
business. Or you can make a business blog to update your customers about new
products or services. And it’s been shown that businesses that
start a blog tend to attract more customers, so it’s
definitely worthwhile. If you haven’t got an existing website and you want to know how to make a blog
from scratch, we will be putting a tutorial out there in the near future,
however this video is specifically for you guys that already have a
WordPress website for your business and you want to add a
blog section to it. So let’s begin. The first thing you need to do is go into
your WordPress dashboard so your website.com/wp-admin Enter your
username/password, and login. Go into Settings, and Permalinks. Currently the structure
of our URLs is the domainname.com/Postname which is whatever your post
is called. So to give you an example, for the physiotherapy page this is the URL: JimsPhysio.com/physiotherapy.
Now we want to change that for the blog section, it won’t affect
the rest of your pages which you’ve been adding but it will affect the posts which we’ll use to add blog posts. So change this to exactly what I have on the screen
here. If that’s hard to follow I’ll put that up on our website as well
so you can just copy and paste that into the custom structure section right
here. Hit save changes. What we going to do
now is add a blog category so what will happen
when we add blog post is it will be our URL.com/blog/blogtitle So therefore it will be very structured. To add a new blog category go into Posts, Categories name – Blog Slug – Blog Slug is just the
URL version that will appear the in the extension so we can leave that as blog None for parent and you can enter
description if you want we’ll leave it blank. and then hit New Category I’d already done that previously so after you hit Add New Category the blog
category will be added right here. The next thing you can do is start adding blog posts and to give you
an example, I’m going to add a couple dummy posts. So
click Add New now let’s go ahead and enter some dummy blog posts to see how it will
appear on your website say 10 quick tips to Optimize your Site I’m just going to look for some dummy data. Now after you’ve entered
your blog posts, whatever it may be make sure you select the category here
as Blog and then click Publish. You’ll notice that
when you view post your URL extension will be yourwebsite.com/blog/postname Okay so all add a couple more. So I’ve added 3 blog posts, to view these blog posts we can go to website.com/blog and that is exactly
what your blog section is going to look like on your website. You’ll see every post is listed and users will be able to scroll down and select any individual blog they want to
view in full. but the only problem now is that users
cannot find section so what we going to do is put a blog link in the top menu just here somewhere to do that go back
into dashboard and go into Appearance Menus and in custom links enter your blog extension which is your website.com/blog You can label that blog or anything else you want.
Add to Menu Now drag and drop that
wherever you want that to appear so we’ll put it just and before contact us, and
Save Menu. When I refresh our site you’ll notice the blog section appears
right here, so when I use a lands on the homepage or wherever they are on your site they can easily scroll through your site and go to your blog and therefore view
any of the posts you make. There you go it’s as easy as that to
make your own blog or to add your own blog to an existing
website I should say. If you want to make a blog from scratch and you haven’t got an existing
website, we’re going to put a video out in the near future for you to be able to
do that. We hope this video has been helpful, and
please like this video and subscribe to our channel.
If you have any questions feel free to email us and we’ll do our best to help
you. Thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “Adding a Blog to an Existing Business Website! (WordPress)

  1. I followed the video but when I go to my main page and click on "Blog" it takes me to "oops page not found." However, if I type in my web address/blog it DOES take me to the page. Can you advise me as to how to correct the problem?

  2. Hi. I followed your video but I can't get my blog posts to come up, only one will. What could I be doing wrong? Thanks.

  3. didnt see if you answered this but how do i take "category archive Blog:" off the top of the page? can i name the title something else?

  4. Hi emediacoach I have tried everything can you tell me how to add an sidebar to my Blog page Thanks you help me put my blog on my existing page works great just want to add more to it. to much space on the side look to plan hope you can help.

  5. So i have been trying this and everything is successful but when i preview my blog post it only shows that tittle and featured image. but not the description. Can you help with that?

  6. Thank you so much. I have been trying for 6 months to activate a blog on my website and you are the only person that has been able to solve my problem for me. Many, many thanks

  7. I followed your instructions to a tee, but when I click on the Blog Menu item it takes me to "Oops! That page can’t be found"
    Can't figure what I am doing wrong??? Please help

  8. with the explained solution the post excerpt (summary of the content with a link to full article) is not working. Does anyone have an idea how to fix it?

  9. OMG thank you soooo much for your video, after spending too many hours trying to figure it out by myself you made it simple for me. thank you thank you

  10. Thank you for your step by step tutorial! I am having a problem. I selected "Costume Structure" on permalink but when I press "Save Changes" the selection moves to "Day and Date" Can you help?

  11. Thank you for this, lots of help 🙂 The only thing I have a problem with is this '/%category%/%postname%' when I view my blog page after making this setting I have the words 'Catagory archives:Blog' showing at the top of the page, is this correct? it looks a bit messy.

    Thanks for the video though, 🙂

  12. Absolutely fantastic! Beautifully explained step by step for everyone – layman inclusive, to understand it fully. Thank you.

  13. Thank you, for all your videos, I have used them to set up 2 websites. I could not have done it without them But now I have a problem adding a blog to my Mystile woocommerce site.The problem is my blogs are immediately archive,what have I done wrong ?

  14. Hi, I just love this. I was looking for adding blog in my website and I got the solution. I have learnt many things from ur tutorials 🙂 i have one question for u, I have set up my permalink as post name, so do I need to change this setting for making blog or should I keep it as it is ?

  15. Everything went fine until I tried to add the Blog to the menu bar….the whole list is inactive, no matter what I added, or what section I looked at, it was in a faded print and never became active to enable me to save…..Grrr! I had to go back and delete everything!

  16. Hi guys, great video. I have done everything right but I still can not get the page name "Blog" onto the top of my website. The website has 10 pages already is that the reason? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you and happy new year. Damien

  17. This was perfect thank you – I watched loads of videos trying to get my head around this before I found yours – and this is by far the easiest to follow and I'm blogging!

  18. What happens if the post is still not showing up on the Blog page on my website? it shows up on the home page but not the blog page.

  19. Is there a way to temporarily suspend the blog from sending an email to those that have subscribed to our blog.

  20. Thank you for posting this. I've just stumbled across the idea for a blog as a means to get more traffic and income via my busniess's website and this video has proven very helpful.

  21. Why through adding a category and not an static blog page?…and, can I insert widgets to enable search menus on blog sidebars if I do it your way?
    thanks in advance.

  22. Thank you for sharing! I just followed along and created it as you were stepping through this video! Thank you so much!

  23. super helpful info. I was able to follow these instructions step-by-step. Goodonya, mate.

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  24. Great Video, I couldn't find any other video to help me add a blog to an existing WP site. They all were for full blown website build. Perfect and thanks.

  25. I wrote my first two blogs last night and had no idea how to add them to the site. 10 mins after finding this link they are posted thank you.

  26. Very helpful, thanks. Do you know how to remove the "category: blog" phrase from the top of the blog page?

  27. Honestly one of the best little tutorials I have come across. It was exactly what I needed. Thanks very much for taking the time to do this.

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