How to Add Pages in WordPress

After choosing a theme and customizing the overall look of your site, the next step is to add content. You will first need a framework for this. The pages of a website will be your content that will remain unchanged for the most part. Posts are based in reverse chronological order as to when they were authored and are geared toward blogging purposes, while your pages are meant for static content. Once you have an idea of how you want to organize your website, you will then be ready to add pages. The video and written instruction below will advise you on the steps to take to add your first page.

 

Video Tutorial

 

Creating a New page

Starting at your admin dashboard, go to ‘Pages’ in the side-panel menu, and under the sub-menu, click on ‘All Pages’.

 

 

From here you can click on ‘Add New Page’ near the top of the page.

 

 

This will bring you to the template to create a new page, add a title, text, and media, as well as format and customize your content. Just under ‘Add New Page‘ you can enter your page title into the box reading ‘Enter title here’.

 

 

Adjusting the Formatting of Your Content

Within the provided space below the title box, you can input text and media. Any text you wish to enter can then be adjusted according to your chosen format, size, style and alignment. you also have the ability to create bulleted and number list as well as adding hyperlinks or inserting a read more tag.

 

 

In addition to the customization of your paragraph text, you can also take advantage of various heading options to ensure compliance with SEO recognition while simultaneously creating an organized aesthetic.

 

 

When making changes under the Visual’ tab, your page will appear just as you have it here. If you wish to make changes to the code itself, simply select the ‘Text’ tab at any time. Your content will update to any alterations made under this tab and respond under the visual tab as well.

 

 

Adding Media to Your Page

Once you are ready to add media to your page, click on the ‘Add Media’ button. From here you have the option to browse your library or upload files.

 

 

To upload, select the ‘Upload Files’ tab, followed by the ‘Select Files’ button. Here you can search your drive locally or via a URL for the media file you want to use.

 

Once the media file has uploaded to your library, you can select the file and click on ‘Insert Into Page’.

 

 

 

 

After you have introduced the media file within your page, you can then edit the file’s appearance by hovering over the image/video and clicking the ‘pencil icon’ edit button.

 

 

Here you will have several options to amend the image as it appears on your page. You can add a caption, alternative text, alignment, size as well as link it to a file. You can also replace the media file with another file or edit the original. when you are done making modifications, click the ‘Update’ button.

 

Publishing and Viewing Your Page

As you are working on your page, to ensure that all changes are saved, you will want to periodically click the ‘Save Draft’ button.

 

 

As a final touch, you may want to consider altering your permalink to an easy-to-read format for search engines to recognize. This means if your permalink contains, various numbers and letters with no title name within the link, you will want to change it to the page title name.

 

 

When you have completed making changes to your page and want to publish to the web, you can then click ‘Publish’.

 

 

Once you have published your page, a good rule of thumb is to double check the live appearance by clicking the ‘View Page’ button.

 

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