I'm working with a WordPress CMS website that was set up without a blog. I want the site to continue to function as it has, with mostly static pages, including the home page. I want a page called "Blog" to function as a blog.
Now I've been asked to add a blog, and what I expected would be extremely easy isn't turning out that way.
This is what I've tried:
- Added a page called "Blog" and published it.
- Under Settings >> Reading, set the Posts page to Blog. (A Static Page is selected, with Front Page set to "Home".)
- Added Blog to the main navigation in the Theme Options.
- Created 2 posts.
When I view the Blog page, two messages appear instead of the two blog posts:
Please go to Admin Panel > Settings > Reading and setup "Front page displays" option
Another detail that may be relevant is there are only 2 page templates: Default Template and Archives. If I select Archives as the template for Blog, I get an archive menu that links to the 2 posts I set up.
Should I have a Blog Template as well? How can I add one? What else should I look at?