How To Change The Number Of Posts On A Page

It’s pretty easy to adjust the number of posts that show on the front page of your blog – whether you want to reduce the number of posts that someone sees when they first visit your site or increase it, it’s just a matter of changing a simple little setting.

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For Blogger, you need to head to the Layout section of your blog and click the Edit on the Blog Posts section. A pop up window will appear, with a few settings that you might want to play with (want to change what it says when you create a post that the reader needs to click into to read more? Change how the date is formatted? Have a play about with these settings to see what you like best!) – the one to change how many posts show is the first item – “Number of posts on main page”. You can change this so it shows the 5 (for example) most recent posts or the past 5 days worth of posts – useful if you post a few times a day.

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On WordPress.com, head to the Reading subsetting under the Settings section – change the number in “Blog pages show at most” setting

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Self hosted WordPress is pretty much the same setting, again in Settings > Reading. As you can see, there is an incredibly slight difference in the dashboards, which is why it is worth looking at both dashboards when talking about the same thing

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Finally for Tumblr, just click Customize, then scroll to the bottom in the left side bar and click Advanced Options. You’ll see the above set of options – just choose how many items you want (up to 15)

Hayley Constantine

Hayley has been blogging since before most people knew what a blog was! She started Bonjour, Blogger! in May 2013 as a way to share her knowledge and experiences - if you ever have a question, get in touch!

  • Ashutosh Jha

    I was searching for this. Actually i was not able to find the template guide and i had to increase number of post on the home page. Your post helped me. Thanks..Keep sharing !!

    October 25, 2014 at 7:51 am Reply

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