If you are starting a blog, then there are certain pages you must create on your website before publishing blog posts.
These are the must-have pages that every blog should have and readers expect to find.
And in this article, we have created a list of important pages that every WordPress blog should create to add useful information (both for search engines and users).
Let’s dive in.
1. About Page
About page is one of the most common and must-have pages among all.
Almost each and every WordPress blog has an about page.
An about page describes –
- Who are you?
- What is the goal of your website? Is it blogging, business, or something else?
- How your audience can interact and connect with you?
- What your audience can expect from your blog?
About page makes your website more authentic and helps people to trust you as they get to know the real you and about your website.
2. Contact Page
The presence of the contact page makes it easy for blog readers, customers, advertisers, and everyone else to contact you.
They can quickly drop you a message without leaving a comment publicly on your blog.
You can also include the following things on your contact page –
- Link to social profiles.
- Contact form.
- Email address.
- Address or location map.
The collected data includes name, email, address, credit card details, etc.
Also, third-party services like Google Analytics automatically collects data from your website audience.
It is also a must-have page if you’re going to apply for Google Adsense.
A sitemap page is basically created for search engines so that they can find all of the website pages and crawl them more easily.
The sitemap contains links to all the posts and pages you have published on your website.
You can use the following WordPress plugins to generate a sitemap for your website –
- Yoast SEO
- Google XML Sitemap.
Once created, you can submit the sitemap to Google, Bing, and Yahoo for better crawlability.
5. Disclaimer Page
If your goal is to make money online from your blog, then the disclaimer page is a necessity.
Disclaimer page lets your audience know about how you’re earning money from your blog and what elements of your website are monetized.
6. Advertise Page
An advertising page makes easy for advertisers to know about your website’s advertisement spots and all the other ways with which they can advertise their product on your website.
An advertising page includes –
- Traffic and social media stats of your website.
- Details and pricing of advertisement spots.
- Other options like
- Sponsored Reviews
- Sponsored Giveaways
- Product launch news
- Contact Page
7. Write For Us / Guest Blog Submissions Page
If you’re planning to run a multi-author WordPress blog, then you must create a write for us page.
This page includes –
- Guest posting guidelines for your website such as –
- Categories that your blog covers.
- A minimum number of words a blog post should contain.
- Content must be unique and of high-quality.
- Content must not have published on other websites previously.
- What benefits someone will get from writing on your blog.
- Contact form.
The first 5 pages in the above list are the same pages that Google for on a website before approving Google Adsense request.
And other 2 pages are certainly for your own benefits like earnings and networking.
So make sure you didn’t miss out at least these 7 pages which are super-important for your WordPress blog or business website.
Let us know if we have missed anything in the list of essential WordPress blog pages.