Each WordPress blog has a menu entitled Settings, in Settings there are Writing, Reading Discussion and a few more. We will go over each of these in other posts but today we are going to look at Reading.
Reading is where you set the settings for what your blog looks like on the Front page, for example if you look at the main page of Writers you will see that the page posted there is “Whose Writing”, this is not a post but a page that we told the blog we wanted to use as our custom Front page.
As you can see from the image, I chose a static page that I had already created to be the home page for the main blog and chosen the first post “All About Us” to be the first blog post that shows up when anyone looks at the site. Default is (if you log in and look at your own blogs ) to be your latest posts.
The next setting you can change is how many blog pages show up, the standard is 10 pages (posts) will show up on the Front page of your blog. If you look at my blog, Kates Space, I have changed this setting to 2, so only 2 posts show on the Front page of my blog. At the bottom of the page there is a link that says Older posts,and will take the reader to older entries I have written.
If someone signs up for your RSS feed they will get links to 10 posts from your blog and you can change this number as well.
Next you can set whether in your feed they will see the full text of the post you wrote (article) or just a summary and they will have to click to come to the blog to read the full entry. I ask that you not change the Encoding for pages and feeds field as that will then prevent anyone from reading or linking to your blog.
So there you go, very simply you can control the number of posts seen on your Front page, the rest will appear as pages when the Older Entries link is clicked. And anticipating your question, no we cant change the Older Entries link and no we cannot alter how that appears.