WordPress provides two default options when creating new content on your website, pages and posts. Both of these have similar features. When you are writing a blog type page that is where you will create a post. A WordPress Page would be something that isn’t in any chronological order and are usually static. “Page” Examples – “Top Menu”, “Contact”, “About” and “Legal” pages.
How to Create a New WordPress Page
Creating a page is located in the sidebar of your admin screen. After you click on “Pages” you will see the main area. Click the button “Add New” and it will be created.
WordPress Page Option
- Add New – This button located in the top left will create a new WordPress Page.
- All/Published – This is referring to the total number of pages you have.
- Bulk Actions – This allows you to either delete or edit pages that you have checked off in bulk.
- Dates – Filter when a page was created by selecting the month it was published.
- Search Pages – Looking for a particular page, the search field will search for that title.
- Title – Shows the title of the page.
- Author – Displays who wrote the article.
- Comments – Shows how many comments are being displayed for a page. Usually pages don’t have comments.
- Date – Date the page was published.
Create and Save a WordPress Page
After selecting “Add New” the page editor will be displayed. This is where you will be able to write the information for that page. Below are the options and what they do.
- Add New Page – This box is where you can type in the title of the page.
- Add Media – This allows you to add photos, videos or other media to the page. More information can be found here “109: How to add Media”.
- WYSIWYG – Below the add media is the “What you see is what you get Editor”. This is where you will input the text and media for the webpage.
- Publish – The publish section, located on the right sidebar.
- Save Draft – If the page isn’t ready to be published this saves a draft version.
- Preview Changes – Opens the page in a web-browser to show what it looks like.
- Status – Change the status from Published, Draft or Pending Review.
- Visibility – Change from public to private or even password protected.
- Revisions – If the page has been saved and edited this allows you to look at the previous revisions.
- Publish/Update – If it hasn’t been saved before, you will see a “Publish” button that will make the page live. If the page has already been published you will see “Update”. Clicking “Update” will save those changes.
- Page Atributes
- Parent – If the page created needs to be a child of another page.
- Template – If you have a custom template for a page it can be selected here. Some themes also have template options, like sidebar placement that can be located here.
- Order – Normally pages are ordered alphabetically, but if you need to change that order you can by providing a numerical order.