I'm not sure how to word my search terms for this problem.

I've created a site in WP. So, let's assume the URL is http://example.org

The 'Contact' page would be http://example.org/contact, for example.

I want to also have a blog on this site. The blog would reside at http://example.org/blog

I have created a page named 'Blog'. I've gone to Settings > Reading and selected 'Blog' for the 'Posts page' select list. Now, when I visit the site, I don't see posts. How do I make my posts appear on http://example.org/blog given what I've done so far?

I'm not quite sure how to do that the right way. Any recommendations would be appreciated!

  • Dumb check, do you have posts to see? What do you see at /blog page?
    – Rarst
    Jun 2, 2013 at 20:55
  • Sven: yep, Roots: rootstheme.com Rarst: haha yes :) The default 'Hello World' post.
    – Housni
    Jun 3, 2013 at 23:31

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You say that blog will reside in http://example.org/blog. That's incorrect. It will be as a part of your installation http://example.org. Create two pages: Intro and Blog. In Settings -> Reading -> Front page displays - select - A static page -> Front page - and choose Intro, then in Blog page - choose Blog. Set your parmalinks to Post name. That's it. Add a post and go to http://example.org/blog/. You will have your post listed there.

  • Make sure that your page Blog has a slug blog otherwise the last request will look into subdirectory /blog of your installation and will fail. Jun 3, 2013 at 0:00
  • Hey Frank, thanks for responding. Not sure if you read my entire post but I've already tried that and it didn't solve the problem.
    – Housni
    Jun 3, 2013 at 23:26

I'm not sure if this is the best way but this is how I resolved the problem.

I created a custom template and called it 'Blog' (name is irrelevant except for use in referencing it in this post).

I then selected the 'Blog' template for the Blog page.

I customized the Blog template to display blog posts.

If anyone knows of a better way to do this, I'm all ears but I'll mark this as the solution until then.

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