How to Show One Category on Your Homepage

Want to display posts from one category on your main blog page?

WordPress doesn’t have anything like this built-in.

However, this feature can easily be added with the right plugin. There are lots of plugins available to add this type of functionality, but one stands out as the quickest and simplest option.

Display one post category on the blog

I recommend installing the Front Page Category plugin to choose one category for your front page.

Front Page Category plugin

This plugin is really lightweight and easy to use. The one problem with it, and the reason it has 1-star reviews, is that the settings are hard to find! That won’t be an issue because I’ll show you how to use it now.

Choose categories to display

First, install and activate the Front Page Category plugin.

Next, visit the Customizer (Appearance > Customize). You’ll see a new section named Front Page Categories.

Front Page Categories Section

Open this section, and you’ll find a checkbox available for every one of your categories.

Categories Available

Uncheck any categories you don’t want to be displayed on the homepage and they’ll be removed.

Easy, right?

The nice thing about this approach is that you can choose a couple of categories to display or just one. Your regular category archives will be left unaffected by this setting.

Conclusion

You can customize WordPress so much without writing code thanks to the thousands of great plugins.

This is another great example of a simple customization made possible with the right plugin. If you want to further optimize the categories on your site, you can set a default post category to save some time when publishing new posts.

Have any questions or feedback? Post a comment below.

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4 Comments

  1. Jenn Summers Jenn Summers

    Good to know. I’m trying to stay away from writing code as much as possible haha. Thanks for the info.

  2. Tamara Tamara

    Thank you! This is such a perfect solution.

  3. Derrick Johnson Derrick Johnson

    Thanks for this.
    But is it possible to do this using WooCommerce store categories?

    I only want one particular category to be displayed on the home page?

    Cheers!

    • Ben Sibley Ben Sibley

      That’s a good question. Add a static page to your homepage and then in the editor, open the WooCommerce section and select the “Products by Category” block: http://pics.competethemes.com/d98b56f2ac34. That will give you a customizable way to list products from a specific category on your homepage.

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