Adding Pages in WordPress
- Log in to the back end of your website. (for example, dev.silvertoad.co.uk/site/wp-admin)
- Navigate to the Pages category and click it.
- Click ‘Add New’
- You will now be presented with the back end of a WordPress page you can start editing from. What this page looks like can vary depending on themes and plugins.
- In the title box, enter the name of your page.
- Once you have entered a title, a permalink will appear below it. This is the URL for this page your site, and it can be edited.
If your theme has a content builder, you can easily drag and drop different content around. For example, in WPBakery which comes with the Jupiter theme, the backend editor lets you add elements, text blocks and templates. By dragging and dropping these elements into rows you will see your page coming together. This is very similar for betheme and other drag and drop themes.
If you click save draft or publish, then click on your permalink, you’ll see the front end of your page.
You can then make appropriate adjustments to your back end to match it up to your requirements.
Below your page/content builder, you will see generic page options. These include default layouts, and other custom settings.
At the top right of the backend page, you’ll see the publish box. In here you can save your page as draft if you’re not ready to publish it.
If you click Preview, you can view your edits before publishing. Once you have published, you will not be able to undo any actions.
You can also change the status, visibility and publish date.
In Page Attributes, you can select a parent page, a template and the order.
In Featured Image, you can select one featured image for your page.
Once you’ve finished creating your page, don’t forget to add it to the menu by going to Appearance > Menus, then click the checkbox of your new page. You can then drag it up and down the menu, or drag it sideways to indent as a subpage underneath a top level page.