Pages are one of WordPress’s two core content based post-types and mostly intended to display static content, which means that the information displayed on a page doesn’t change very often.

By default and unlike posts, pages are for displaying non-chronological content, and a great example of a page would be the About or Contact Us section of a website.

Publish a new page

Follow the steps below to publish your first static page:

Creating a new static page
  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Create a new page, by visiting Pages » Add New.
  3. Start filling in the blanks: enter your page title in the upper field, and enter your page body content in the main editing box below it.
  4. In the right menu, click the Page Parent drop-down menu. The drop-down menu contains a list of all the Pages already created for your site.
  5. Optionally, select the appropriate parent page from the drop-down menu to make the current page a child page.
  6. Optionally, upload a featured image for your page.
  7. When you are ready, click Publish.

Organizing your pages

The Page Attributes meta-box in the Document settings tab allows you to set page parents and templates, and also to change the order of your pages. Using Parent pages is a great way to organize your pages into hierarchies. A parent page is a top-level page, with child pages nested under it.

As an example, you could have an About page as a top-level or parent page, and then have child pages such as Our Team and History under it.

When all your pages are listed, the child page will be nested under the parent page, and the permalinks of your pages will also reflect this page hierarchy.

In the above example, the permalink for the Team page would be:

A few of page slugs, such as “author,” “tag,” and “category” are already reserved by WordPress core for special uses, and you won’t be able to create a child page if the parent page uses one of those reserved slugs.

Last updated: 3 years ago

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