How to Add and Edit a Page

This video is going to show you how to add and edit pages. Since we just did the Adding and Editing Posts, you will find it very much the same.

Adding and Editing Pages

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Adding and Editing Pages

The Editor is exactly the same. Since Pages are static you cannot assign them to a category. Instead you can identify a page as a sub-page of another top-level page, but with our drag and drop menu creator, which we will get to in a later video, that is not even necessary.

In the Dashboard on the left is the main navigation menu with links to all of the administrative screens in WordPress. One of the menu items is Pages. If you hover over Pages you will find sub-menus for All Pages – with a list of all your pages, and Add New – where you can add a new page.

Pages – All Pages shows you a list of all of your page titles, authors, whether there are any comments and the date.

If you click on one of the Page titles, you find another menu of options. The first, Edit – sends you to the page edit screen where you can view the backend of the page and edit it.

The next item, Quick Edit, gives you several options that you can edit right from the All Pages screen, on the fly. You can change the title the slug (which is the internet title without capital letters and no spaces). You can edit the date of the page. You can also change the author, and you can give the page a password or mark it private. Next is the parent and page order but these items are really not necessary for most themes, since the advent of the drag and drop menu. Finally, you can change the status of the page from Published to Draft. If you are not wanting the page to show up on your site for any reason, much better to mark it as a Draft. Private is when it is a special case and you give someone a password to get to it. As always, when you are finished editing be sure to hit Update.

We are now going to select Add a New Page make a new post with the post editor.

The Editor for Page Edit is identical to the one we went over for Post Edit. So, I am not going to bore you by going over it again. But remember, you want to create Pages for your main Website content, Such as the About the Team page or About the Company Page. Services, Contact, Directions or other types of informational content that is the meat and potatoes about your company goes into Pages. If you have too much information, people will not click on all of your pages and read it all. So it is best to make fewer pages with more on them, using headers and sidebars rather than a lot of pages with a paragraph on each.

If you have some type of content that you will have many of, such as testimonials you should add each to a post, categorized as Testimonial or use a plugin that creates a custom post-type for testimonials and displays them in a slider or other options separate from the blog.

Just like the Dashboard, you can completely customize the Page Creation panel or any of the panels in the administration area. You can minimize the meta boxes, click and drag them to new locations, or use the Screen Options tab to temporarily hide boxes that you rarely use. This allows you to completely customize the panel with just the functions that you use and cleans up your work space.

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