How to Set Up a Page in WordPress (Beginner’s Guide)
Pages in WordPress are similar to Posts. They enable you to feature upcoming events, portfolio, and other interesting contents on your website. Here’s how to set up a page in WordPress (beginner’s guide).
WordPress Pages and Posts
As you set up a page in WordPress, you will find some of its similarities with setting up a post. Among them are:
- Title – Create a captivating title for each of your pages.
- Content – Insert different types of file to make your content more interesting.
- Publishing – Choose to make your content available to the public or make it accessible only to a limited audience. You may also schedule its release.
- Featured image – Choose an image from your library or upload a new image instead.
You can be creative and make each page uniquely aligned to its specific purpose. Unlike posts, however, pages do not thrive in a chronological sequence. But you may arrange them according to hierarchy.
- Parent page – head content
- Child page – subordinate content
Consider, for example, that you are an events organizer. To provide people with information on the different event services you have, you first create the parent page titled “Events” and then its child pages could include “Birthdays”, “Weddings”, and “Anniversaries”.
It would be arranged in this order:
This order will reflect on the Pages list in your dashboard, menu options, permalink, and Pages widget (if you are using one).
Different Types of Pages
The “About” page and the “Contact” page are among the popular pages on websites. But just as you can have different topics on different themes for posts, you can have a page for a particular purpose.
- Typical web page – Used to feature information about your business, the services you offer, your list of clients, or other informative content.
- Homepage – This refers to the front page of your website. It may feature a welcome video, your recent posts, and testimonials.
- Landing page – Also known as the lead capture page. On this page, you can provide an offer that is paired with a subscription form. It is one good way of determining where your website traffic is coming from.
Is it possible to create a website that consists only of pages? Yes. Pages are not dependent on posts, categories, and tags.
You may insert an image or a video to each page, make it more captivating with a plugin, invite people to a webinar using it — it can cater to a wide array of interests.
Steps to Create a Page
1. Hover over Pages in your WordPress dashboard, and click Add New. A blank page will open.
2. Fill in the Title of the page, edit the permalink to align with your title, fill in the necessary content.
3. Once content is complete, refer to the following boxes at the right side of the content area: Publish, Page Attributes, and Featured Image.
4. To choose which image to use as cover, click “Set featured image” and select an image from our media library. You may also upload a new image instead.
Afterwards, fill in the Title and Alt Text of the image with the same title of your page. Make sure to click the “Set featured image” button at the bottom.
5. Now, in the Page Attributes box, identify whether your new page is a parent page or a subpage. Choose the corresponding parent page in the dropdown if it’s a new subpage. Otherwise, leave the box as is to set the new page as a new parent page.
6. Next, choose the status of the page. It will immediately show Published when you click the Publish button, and Draft if the page is yet to be completed. You may set the status as Pending if you wish to review it first.
7. Afterwards, choose who may view the content of your page. Tick on Public to make it available to everyone. You may also protect it with a password or make it Private to provide access to a limited audience. Don’t forget to click on the “OK” button when done.
8. Finally, choose the date and time of release. You may also publish it immediately simply by clicking on the “Publish” button at the bottom right corner of the box.
Steps to Delete a Page
There are basically two ways to delete a page in WordPress.
1. Hover over Pages at the left panel of your dashboard and click on “All Pages”. There you’ll find all the pages you’ve created.
Tick the box that corresponds to the page or pages that you want to delete. Afterwards, choose “Delete” in the dropdown menu as well as the “Apply” button on top of your list of pages.
2. Another way is to go to the list of pages in your dashboard and click on the page you want to delete. Just inside the Publish box is the “Move to Trash” option.
Click on that and it will remove your page from the list. To delete it permanently, you need to go to Trash and delete the page from there.
We hope you found this guide on how to set up a page in WordPress helpful. As you might already know, the CMS is easy to navigate and use. You can find the tools you need in the Customize area.
When you decide to set up a page in WordPress, we recommend that you first consider what you want to achieve. Will you be putting up an info page for an event, or a resources page for your target audience perhaps?
Know what you want to achieve and understand what it takes to complete it. Maybe you could use a plugin for that page, a captivating title, or a short video. List down what you need and set aside some time for planning.
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