Setting up the Blog

To set up the blog you must create a new page. Navigate to Pages > Add New. You can give this page a title of “Blog” and you do not have to include any content yet. Click “Publish”. If you choose to add a Featured Image to this Page it will appear as a background image in the top title block area. 

Once you have created your new page, navigate to Settings > Reading and configure the Front Page Displays setting. Select the “A static page” radio button and choose the page you just created for your Posts page and save the changes. Your blog index is now created and can be viewed by visiting the page you just published.