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.
- Select the page you wish to edit
- 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.
If your theme has a content builder, you can easily drag and drop different content around. For example, in WPBakery, 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 be theme 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.
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.
The pagebuilder will feature different colour sections and appears in the same order as you’ll see on the front end of the page. For example, if you wish to edit the home page, select the homepage from Pages, then you’ll see a layout which looks similar for your front end.
To edit an element, press the little pencil and it will give you options.