Genesis - How to Create the Blog Page

There are two ways to set up the blog page. You can set it up normally, which will display a list of posts, or you can set it up in a grid format!

01. How to Set up the Blog Page With a Normal List of Posts

For an example, see here.

  1. Go to Settings > Reading
  2. Next to Your Homepage Displays, choose Latest Posts and save
  3. Next, go to Pages and create a page called "Blog"
  4. Scroll to the bottom until you find Custom Fields (if you don't see Custom Fields, see my note below)
  5. In the dropdown under Name, select query_args. If you don't see it in the dropdown, click "enter new" and write it.
  6. Then, under Value, write &showposts=5
  7. You can change the number from 5 to the number of posts you want. This will change the number of posts that will display on the blog page.
  8. You can adjust the blog and grid settings in Appearance > Customize > Theme Settings > Content Archives
  9. Your blog page should be

*Note: If you don't see the Custom Fields section:

  1. Click the 3 dots in the top right corner of the page
  2. Click Options at the bottom
  3. Check the option to Display Custom Fields. You should now see the Custom Fields section.

02. How to Display the Blog Page in a Grid Format

  1. Create a page called "Homepage" and leave it blank. Don't adjust anything or add any content.
  2. Create a page called "Blog" if you haven't already.
  3. Go to Settings > Reading
  4. Next to Your Homepage Displays, choose A Static Page
  5. Next to Homepage, choose the Homepage from the dropdown.
  6. Next to Posts, choose the Blog page.
  7. Adjust the grid layout in the Archive settings. Appearance > Customize > Theme Settings > Content Archives > Archive Grid
  8. Your blog page will be

How to Change the Layout of the Blog Page

  1. Go to Pages and click on your blog page.
  2. Click on the Genesis "G" icon in the upper right hand corner
  3. Under Layout, choose the layout want