If you’ve just started a blog, you might have been wondering what the most crucial pages on your blog must be. Pages enable you to add useful information about your blog without interfering with your regular blog post schedule. In this article, we’ll go over the top pages that every WordPress blog should have.
Why Should You Include Pages in Your WordPress Blog?
WordPress includes two default content types: posts and pages. Pages are used to create content that is not part of your regular blog post schedule, whereas posts are used to write blog articles.
See our guide on the difference between posts and pages in WordPress for more information.
Pages are typically used to add static content that is not expected to change frequently. As an example, consider a about us page.
Keeping this content separate from your blog posts makes it easier for users to find. You can also easily manage your pages, rearrange them, include them in navigation menus, and even use page builders to create custom layouts for each page.
Having said that, let’s take a look at some blog page ideas for your WordPress blog.
1. Home Page
This is a page that almost every website on the internet should have. Based on if you do have a business blog or even a single-author personal blog, you could also call this page “About Us” or “About Me.”
This page can be used to tell users about the people behind the website, its purpose, mission, values, and what they can expect to find on your blog. The about page helps your audience trust you by introducing them to the real people behind the scenes. You can also take advantage of this opportunity to highlight your most popular content.
2. Contact Page
Your blog readers, advertisers, and potential business partners will all want to get in touch with you. A contact page allows users to send you a message or learn how to connect with you without having to leave a public comment on your blog.
To make it easier for users to contact you, you should include a contact form. However, you can also include your email address, a map of your location, and social media profiles to provide more ways for people to contact you.
3. Disclaimer Page
If you earn money from your WordPress blog, you must include a disclaimer page. This is where you can tell visitors how you make money from your blog. If you show banner ads or promote affiliate products, for example, you can inform users that this is how your content is monetized.
You can get some ideas from Yourblogmaster’s Disclaimer page.
5. Terms of Service Page
If you run an online store or provide services through your blog, you will need a term of service page. Because it is a legal document, seeking professional legal counsel is strongly advised. You can also use online templates but do so at your own risk.
It enables you to limit your liability in the event that information and services provided on your website are misused. It can also be used to inform users about their copyright and trademark responsibilities, as well as how they can use your website, product, or service.
6. Start Here Page
As your blog grows older, you’ll have a lot more content to showcase on your front page. This may leave new users perplexed about how to make the most of your blog. This is where a Start Here page can help.
This page’s goal is to introduce new users to your most useful content. This gives users a clear picture of how they can benefit from your content and which resources they should look into first.
7. Products / Services Page
If, on the other hand, you’re selling products or providing services without using an eCommerce plugin, you’ll need a product or services page. You can also create a parent page that lists all of your products and child pages that contain more information about individual products.
8. Custom 404 Page
When WordPress is unable to locate a specific piece of content, it displays a 404 error page. Normally, the 404 page is very simple and unhelpful.
A standard 404 error page can be replaced with a custom 404 error page, giving your users more opportunities to discover content and continue browsing.
9. Archives Page
WordPress automatically creates archives based on date, category, and tag. However, the information is still dispersed across multiple pages, making it difficult for your users to get a bird’s eye view of your most valuable content.
This is where a personalized archives page comes in. It is a simple page where you can display your most popular posts, compact archives, top categories, tags, and other information.
10. Advertise Page
Many blogs rely solely on advertisements to monetize their content. Signing up for Google AdSense is the simplest way to accomplish this. You can, however, sell ad spots directly to advertisers.
To do so, create an ‘Advertise’ page with information about available ad spots, average monthly page views, and audience demographics. Don’t forget to include a contact form at the end so that advertisers can contact you quickly.
To display and manage ads on your website, you’ll need a WordPress ad management plugin. We recommend AdSanity because it makes it simple to manage ads, whether they are self-hosted or third-party ads such as Google AdSense.
11. Write for Us Page
If you have a multi-author WordPress blog and are looking for new writers, you will need a write for us page. This page plainly notifies users searching for blogging gigs about the writing chance on your website.
You can use this page to tell users about your blog and the type of content you’re looking for. Most importantly, explain how they will benefit from contributing to your blog. Don’t forget to include a contact form so that users can send you a message quickly.
We hope this article has taught you about the important pages you should have on your WordPress blog.