7 Must-Have Blog Pages You Need to Create (Updated)

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There are a lot of things you need to make your blog look complete. You need to add a good logo, menu bar, some contents, and pages.

While the first three depends on individuals need, creating pages is something every blog should be doing. But what pages? Is there any list of must-have pages I need to create?

There is.

In this article, I’m sharing 7 important pages for a blog I think every site should own. Not only these will make your site look complete, these will improve trust and help readers know more about you, connect with you, and understand how your site works.

These blog pages can help you build user trust as they make your site look complete with a human touch.

How to Create A New Page in WordPress?

Considering it’s the first time you’re using WordPress, here’s how to create a new page.

1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to pages > add new.

How to Add A new page in wordpress

2. Give your page a title and permalink.

3. Hit publish once you are done adding content to the page.

Now that you know the basics, let’s get started with the list.

7 Must-Have Blog Pages for A Perfect Blog

Must Have Blog Pages

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1. Contact

Contact Page Example

When you write high-quality articles, you open up the gates to many opportunities. People may want to work with you, ask for your help, interview you, and pay you for the sponsored post.

But how do they contact you?

Without a contact me page, those doors get closed and your chances of getting popular or making money reduces. You don’t need to create a super beautiful contact page; a simple one does the job for you.

Many themes give a predefined option to make a page as contact page by adding forms on the page. If yours don’t, then you can use a simple plugin called contact form 7 to create a quick contact page.

Want some inspiration to create a beautiful contact page? Visit here.

2. About Me

About Me Page Example

I have a habit of knowing people more. About how they started doing something, what inspired them and all.

So, whenever I visit a new site, you’ll find me reading site owner about me page. I just love to read background stories.

And I’m sure; I’m not the only one who does this.

Having an about me page helps your visitors know you better and connect with you.

And by placing Call to Action section on your about me page, you can quickly achieve unexpected results.

Be sure to follow the below outline of a perfect about me page.

3. Sitemap

A sitemap is a page which is not for your visitors but web crawlers.

You can, however, design your sitemap page to make it user-friendly and easy to navigate, but very few of your visitors will be visiting it.

The sitemap page contains links to all the post and pages to your website which makes web crawlers easy to index your latest articles and rank them.

You can create a sitemap page for your site using any of the below WordPress plugins.

Once you have added this page to your site, don’t forget to submit it to search engines. Harsh Agarwal has a guide on how and where to submit sitemaps for better visibility. Be sure to check that out.

4. Affiliate Disclosure

If you are promoting affiliate products on your site, then this page is a must for you.

Affiliate disclosure page is used to disclose that you use affiliate links on your site which will earn you a commission when someone buys using that link.

It is a simple page, but its value is highly useful. Many affiliate networks may reject your application if you don’t have this page.

Below are some tools to generate affiliate disclosure pages which can help you.

  • https://disclaimergenerator.net/

5. Privacy Policy

Privacy policy page is crucial for every website irrespective of their niches.

Here you must outline personal information you may collect from your visitors using any form. For instance, I collect email and name of users who wish to be a part of my newsletter.

Privacy policy page is also vital for sites that rely on Third Party Ad Networks for blog monetization.

These third-party ad platforms stores user’s cookies to display relevant ads. Hence, it is important to mention the use of cookies clearly within your privacy policy page.

Moreover, Google and other networks need a privacy policy page before they approve your site to display ads.

Adding a privacy policy page can be confusing as most of us have no idea of legal terms. And with the recent data protection laws (GDPR), it’s a must to create GDPR compliance privacy policy pages.

Below are few tools to help you create a privacy policy page. Be sure to customize them accordingly.

  • https://www.shopify.in/tools/policy-generator
  • https://www.freeprivacypolicy.com/
  • https://www.iubenda.com/en

6. Service Page

Service page example

If you provide any services related to your website, then adding a service page can be one of the best things you can do.

Of course, it is optional, and you don’t necessarily have to have it on your blog.

You can also add a contact form below the service page to provide your visitors with an easier way to connect with you.

If you need inspiration, then do check out these insanely powerful service pages.

7. 404 Error Page

404 Error Page Example

Whenever a visitor tries to visit a link or page on your site which is not present, he’ll be taken to the 404 Error page.

By default, your 404 error page will have a simple layout with a link pointing back to the homepage. However, this simple layout may not please your visitors and make them leave your site.

But if you can show some creativity, you can easily trigger your visitors to visit the homepage or do a quick search on your site.

Creativebloq.com has a collection of 34 brilliantly designed 404 pages.

Final Words

If you didn’t have these essential pages for the blog, then it’s time to create them as soon as possible. With examples and tools provided, it won’t take you much to create these important pages for the blog.

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Over To You

What do you think of creating these pages? Are they worth your time or you’re better without them?

Have a tip for me? Comment it down and help me update this post with more helpful information.

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22 thoughts on “7 Must-Have Blog Pages You Need to Create (Updated)

  1. Very informative and solid advice. I was leery about making an about me and contact page but now I’m convinced that it will elevate my blog. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I especially liked your suggestion for a customised 404 error page and something I’ll certainly be implementing into my website design. I was however, suprised on 2 important aspects of consideration. One was failing to mention the ‘Home page’ as, IMHO, THE most important page of any potentially successful website. Let’s face it, without a well designed Home page which incorporates all of your brand elements from your brand colours, logo, fonts etc through to images and layout – well – the rest really doesn’t matter because the likelihood of a visitor sticking around on an unprofessional, shoddy website is pretty unlikely. Secondly your description of attributes for a well thought of ‘about me’ page was, hmm, somewhat surprising. No offense but again, IMHO, readers more often than not are less likely to be interested in your backstory, your husband, how many kids you have and what church you go to – ‘unless you are a lifestyle blog where family and Christian values are the ‘niche topic’ you covet. It is widely accepted that readers are more interested in ‘initially’ what YOU can do for THEM. Once you have addressed those factors ‘then’ you may want to add some additional personal info towards the end of your ‘about me’ page or I have even seen some bloggers add a link to another page which includes further personal details for those readers interested in such. General con census however is that visitors to your site want to know ‘3 things from your about page !!.’
    1- What is your ‘unique’ perspective. What makes you different to all the other blogs they could visit ?
    2- What ‘experience’ do you have ?
    3- What ‘value,’ ‘benefits’ do you have to offer visitors to your site ?
    Those are the primary objectives for you to address in your ‘about me’ page.

    • Hi Debbie,

      First of all, thanks a ton for leaving such a long comment here. I really appreciate you taking the time to write it down.

      Thanks for suggesting home page, and I would update the post really soon. However, I’ll stick with the current description of about me page. Honestly, I’ve seen (almost) all the bloggers sharing their background story about why they started blogging.

      Of course, it shouldn’t get too personal but to get your readers know your background is a good idea as they feel more connected and know the author is a just a random guy like them, nothing special.

      Keep visiting and sharing helpful suggestions 🙂

      P.S. Check out the about me page of Pat Flynn.

  3. Just came across your blog through a comment you left on Matthew Woodward’s blog. Honestly, I have never considered About me page as a necessity but thank God I came across this article. Now, I will get back to work and create all those pages that are missing on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Adeyemi,

      About Me page is a significant part of your blog and it helps your readers to know and understand you. It helps in connecting and creating a bond. Go ahead and add all the missing pages. Keep visiting.

  4. Hi Shafi,

    Loved your post. All the above pages are absolutely important. But, I didn’t have sitemap! Thanks for the info. I’ll definitely look into the linked blog. Also, your blog has published some pretty useful content. Got something good to follow!

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