If you are creating an e-commerce store, chances are you’ll want a static page as your home page and not a blog or posts page which is the default home page for many WordPress themes. We’ll cover how you can do this in this article.
Before we dive deeper into this and assuming you are using Woocommerce, it might be a good idea to try the Woocommerce Storefront Theme. Since the theme was built and is being maintained by the people behind Woocommerce, you can be assured that it integrates well with all Woocommerce features. Whenever a new version of Woocommerce comes out, you can be sure that it is optimized for the Storefront Theme. There is less chance of updates breaking your site.
Create a Page
The first step to creating a static home page in WordPress is to create the page that you want to set as your home page. On your WordPress Dashboard, hover over “New” and click on “Page”. Alternatively, you can hover over “Pages” and click on “Add New”.
After that, just add the content you want on the page; format it accordingly then publish it. It is best practice to set the title of this page as “Home”.
Setting the Page as Home Page
To set the page you just created as your home page, go to “Settings” then click on “Reading”. Under “Front page displays”, tick on “A static page” then under “Front page” choose “Home” or whatever you named the page you are going to use as your home page.
When that’s set, you’re done.
If you want a more powerful tool to help you create a good-looking home page without needing to know any sort of coding, we can recommend the SiteOrigin Page Builder plugin. This plugin enhances the content editor into a drag and drop widgetized editor which allows for easy creation of responsive grid-based pages. This plugin is optimized for the WordPress engine and will work with any theme that you are running. Let yourself create stunning pages that look like they were done by a professional web developer.
If you have any comments or questions, just hit the comments sections and we’ll get back to you.