What are the most important pages for a blog?
This same question boggles my mind when I just started this blog.
As of then, I only knew of 2 pages: About Page and contact page. I was confused about what more essential blog pages should I add to my blog just to stand out and look professional.
I finally concluded to add only pages that are relevant to my site. Of course, not all pages are relevant to your blog, don’t go overboard.
At the end of this post, you will learn the must-have blog pages.
So…shall we? First, let me show you…
How to create Important Blog Pages on WordPress
Before moving forward, let me show you how to create a page on WordPress and add it to your homepage menu.
First, Go to your WordPress.
- 1. Click on pages
- 2. Click on Add new
- 3. Name your new Page
- 4. Write content for your new Page
- 5. Publish your new Page
Even after publishing your new Page, it won’t magically appear in your menus.
So how do you add your pages to home page menus?
Login to your wordpress
- 1. Click on appearance
- 2. Click on Menus
- 3. Add your desired Page from the box ‘add menu item.’
- 4. Click on ‘add menu’
- 4. Select where page menu should be displayed (head or bottom)
- 5. Click on ‘Save Menu’
Once you save, your Page should appear in your desired location.
Are they even any essential pages for a blog? See my answer…
9 Important Blog pages for all blogs
About me Page
Who are you? What are you up to?
These are questions you should be ready to answer if you are providing top-notch value on your blog.
I receive plenty of messages from my readers; they love what I do, so they want to connect with me more.
Every blog must have an ‘about me page.’ This would form a natural bond between you and your readers.
More importantly, your about page is the best place to share your personal experience and real-life story.
If you are so good with words, you would quickly turn readers to subscribers leveraging your about Page.
Contact Us Page
The next most valuable Page you should create is a ‘Contact Us Page.’ It would enable your audience to contact you when they need too easily.
The benefits of having a contact page are endless; It’s one big pillar of any blog.
There are secure means of creating a simple contact page; you can either design your Page yourself or use a Plugin.
I use the Contact form 7 plugin to create my Contact page. It’s easy and free to use.
Watch the below video to learn how to create a contact page.
This Page is significant if you link to external resources on your site.
Whether you recommend products/services to earn affiliate commissions or just to help your readers, there’s a need for a declaration. This is where the disclaimer page comes in. You need to be transparent to your readers.
Since I promote a few affiliate products on this blog (I earn little commission from sales), I already create my disclaimer page, I made it transparent to my readers.
It’s simple, just tell them why you link to external resources.
You can easily draft a disclaimer page yourself.
This Page is one of the most important. Since the internet is full of data’s, you need to declare these 3 things to your readers:
- What kind of data you collect
- why you collect those data’s
- How you use those data’s
This Page is more important for a business website. If you offer any kind of service, then provide a unique page to read more about your service.
However, most website prefers to list their product/services in their about page. Whatever way, You can not go wrong.
Start Here Page
“Start Here” is one of the most important pages for a blog. Every website has their money generating Page. You can call it the ‘lead generating page.’ For this reason, you need to create a start here Page where readers would trace to your unique offer or best blog posts.
For a website: it’s usually a page where customers would find the latest product or services.
While for a blog, it’s a page that leads to the essential contents of your blog.
I don’t recommend creating this Page for a new blog. The reason is that your blog as little or thin contents on it.
Custom 404 page
WordPress usually serves a 404 error page when it cannot find a specific content on your website.
The reason is simple…
It’s either you already deleted the content, you change the content link or the content does not exist.
This is how a 404 error page looks like
You should design your 404 error page to look attractive, provide an alternative for readers to search your blog for their desired content.
WordPress provides a default 404 error page; in some cases, you are good to go with the default page. Watch the below video to create your custom 404 page.
One of the sweetest juice of blogging is to make money.
Please don’t tell me you only blog for passion; I won’t believe you.
Of course, there are many monetization methods. Still, few bloggers prefer to sell ad space on their blogs (good idea). If you willing to consider selling advert space on your blog now or in the nearest future, you need to create an ‘advertise Page.’
This Page is where you would outline all your advertisement guidelines. Most important, list all prices for different ad types (banner, featured post, etc.).
see an example of advertise page
Write for Us Page
Believe it or not, it’s hard for only one author to run a blog.
At this moment, I create and publish content on this blog alone (single-author blog).
I would soon open offers for other contributors to publish here, too (guest post).
Let’s leave that for another day.
If you already want other contributors to start publishing on your blog, you need a page to invite them and walk them through how things work.
Most blogs apply strict guidelines for contributors (guest bloggers); the ball is in your court.
Check out one of my guest post I recently publish on another blog.
Conclusion On Important Pages for a Blog
I just nailed the important pages for a blog to create. This is a simple and relevant post. You seriously need to create most of these pages.
If you just created your blog, it would be a bit overwhelming. There would be tons of information, and not all of it is useful.
Figuring out what works takes experimentation and a lot of testing. I really want to help you grow fast, and it all depends on you.
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Now, tell me what essential pages you have not created on your blog and why?