Support » Fixing WordPress » Open current blog by default, how?

  • Test site is I’m running IE 11, Windows 7, and am using the “Tesseract” theme.

    When I open the Blog page, it currently lists them by month, so users have to pick one. I want the most recent blog to automatically open by default, since that’s where most readers go. The other months should continue to be displayed in the sidebar. How can I do this?

    Thank you!

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  • Becky Davis


    WCEU 2016 Contributor

    Create a page called Blogs, but don’t put anything on it.
    Go to Settings>Reading, set that page as your blog page. You can change the number of posts that will show automatically there as well. Then put the Archives widget (Appearance>widgets) in your sidebar.

    Okay, that’s very logical and makes a lot of sense… holds head in shame. I tried your suggestion and it works, except now the archive side bar refuses to appear. It’s like I have it disabled somewhere but can’t find it. It’s as if changing it to a Blog page changed something else as well. So close!

    Strange, I can add the Annual Archive widget to the side bar on any other page and it appears as expected, but it can’t be added to the Blog page. What would be blocking it? Oh and before you ask, I’m working on this locally so the online site won’t show this right now.

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