How to Change the Number of Posts Displayed On Your WordPress Blog Page

Have you ever wanted to change the number of posts displayed on your blog page? By default all blog archive pages show a maximum of 10 posts per page. Recently one of our readers asked us if there was an easy way to change that. In this article, we will show you how to change the number of posts displayed on your blog page.

Video Tutorial

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First thing you need to do is login to your WordPress dashboard and go to Settings » Reading. Next change the “Blog pages show at most” number from 10 to anything else that you like.

Reading Settings

Save Changes and that’s all.

Now your WordPress blog pages will display the amount of posts that you want to display.

It is important that you do not choose a number higher than 10 specially when you’re not showing excerpts. Mainly because the more posts you display on a page, the bigger the page size which means the slower it loads.

In the past, we changed our blog post count to 5, but we reverted back to showing 10 posts per archive page. We made this change because our users wanted to see more than 5 posts per page while they were browsing through our archives.

How many posts are you showing on your blog and other archive pages? Let us know by leaving a comment below.