WordPress has quickly become our go-to tool when creating brochure websites for our clients, and those websites usually have a static page, or splash page, for the website’s home page. This is typically done by creating a “Page” in WordPress instead of a “Post”.
You can override WordPress’ default behavior of displaying a list of your recent blog posts as the home page by creating a page called “Home”, then going into the Administration > Settings > Reading panel and setting the ‘Front page displays:’ setting to ‘a static page’ while choosing your “Home” page as the Front page.
This is how the home page for our website was done.
What about blog posts?
Usually our company brochure websites consist entirely of pages, but some clients also want blog functionality to enter recent news about their company. This is what the ‘Posts page:’ setting in the image above is used for. We’ll create an empty page in WordPress called “Blog” and point the ‘Posts page:’ setting to it.
You can read further details about this in the WordPress Codex here.