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WordPress is a very versatile program, allowing you to create different types of sites. Some want ecommerce, some want the basic blog, etc. Some, however, want to create a regular site with static pages and no blog posts, including the post index page that displays the recent posts. This article will guide you on how to remove the blog index page for Wordpress so you can display only your custom static pages.

Removing the blog posts page in WordPress

  1. Log into your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Look to the left hand sidebar menu and click the Settings option.
  3. From the expanded menu, click on the Reading option.
  4. You are brought to the Reading Settings page. From here, locate the Front page displays section and select the radio button for A static page (select below) .
  5. Next, select the page you want as your front page from the Front page: dropdown.
  6. Finally, set the Posts page: dropdown to --Select--. This effectively removes it from displaying on your site.
  7. Click on the Save Changes button to activate the new setup.
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n/a Points
2014-08-21 1:20 am
its good
n/a Points
2014-09-02 1:45 pm
I asked how to remove a blog post from the main page. Instead it tells me how to replace it with a static page. I do not want to show another page. I want to remove the post.
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2015-05-14 12:31 am

Did you ever find out the answer.  I've got the same issue.  Thanks.

n/a Points
2014-12-15 6:08 pm

yes thanks...

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2015-05-17 10:26 am

Very informative! I would like to say thank you for posting this. I enjoy every bit of it. I will come back regularly for more updates.

n/a Points
2016-03-28 5:06 am

Article is very interesting and get great value from the customers

n/a Points
2016-05-10 11:19 am

So does anyone have the right awnser? I'm looking to completely disable the Post function and not set a static page instead

n/a Points
2016-05-10 11:21 am

This is just a workaround, you are setting a static page to cover up the Post page. How do you disable it completely or delete it from wordpress?

7,901 Points
2016-05-10 6:51 pm
It is possible to delete the Post function from WordPress, but you might expend more effort than necessary to achieve your goal. The posts page is actually not loading at all if you use static pages instead. In effect, this disables the posts page entirely, but you retain the option of using should you ever decide to. What you can read above is not a hack or a workaround but the proper method for disabling a posts page.

However, this depends on what your ultimate goal is. Do you want to hide the posts page or make it only privately accessible? Do you want to hide posts that were already published?

If you want to delete it altogether you can delete the "the_post();" function; but I advise you exercise caution in doing so because this could break your site. The documentation has more information on how you can customize your installation.
n/a Points
2016-11-18 9:50 am

Sometimes it's really harmful or painful to see the disgusting comments that are sometimes posted in my comment box. I feel so sad, and then "remove" them. Thank for your useful post.

2,468 Points
2016-11-18 10:57 am
Lisanmonsi, I'm glad this article was able to help!
n/a Points
2016-11-28 3:51 pm

Worked like a charm, thanks!

n/a Points
2016-12-02 5:09 pm

To TOTALLY remove the blog entry (including menu): 1) goto to the Wordpress admin; 2) On the left hand click "Pages" option; 3) Locate the "Blog" entry and click "Trash". You're done.

2,468 Points
2016-12-02 6:28 pm
Yan, thanks for mentioning that!
n/a Points
2017-03-02 5:26 pm

Hey thanks. I've installed custom theme for my wp. At first everything was ok but after I've deleted all categories and menus the display settings have changed. Now I have my posts automatically shown on main page.

Thanks again!

28,002 Points
2017-03-02 6:03 pm
I recommend checking your "Reading Settings" in your admin dashboard. This controls what displays on the front page.

Thank you,

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