How to Add Pages to a Website
We’ll teach you how to add pages to a website in this lesson. With only a few clicks, you can quickly build a page in WordPress.
How to Add Pages to a Website Using WordPress
The first thing you should do after installing WordPress is to create a new page. To do so, go to the Pages menu in the WordPress Dashboard navigation menu, then click “Add New“.
You can move these blocks around the page, rearrange them, or even remove them completely. The new editor is easier to use and more intuitive.
Once you’ve added your content to the page, click on the Editor button in the top right of the screen. You’ll now see the visual editor.
It’s here that you can style your page by adding images, videos, and other content. You can also click the + button in the top left of the editor to start a new blog post directly from your page.
Each block has its own set of controls for modifying color, width, and alignment, among other things. When you choose a block, they will automatically appear and disappear.
The Block Library is where you’ll find all of the blocks you can use. Wherever you see the Plus icon, you’ll find it.
Add Page Title
After that, add the page’s title, such as About. To enter your title, click the Add Title text to activate the text box.
Your page’s title should be descriptive of the content it will provide. Select a useful page title.
Note: If you have pretty permalinks enabled, WordPress will use the title of your page as the permalink. The permalink is the page’s real URL or web address.
Start Writing or Choose a Block
It’s time to add some content after you’ve added your page title. You can use whatever content you like… Text, headers, photos, lists, videos, tables, and much more are all available.
Click the + symbol at the top of the page to see the available blocks for your page.
Select the type of content you want to add. You’ll see a box where you can enter your desired text, choose the style of the text (heading 1-6, Title, Subtitle, Text). You can also upload images to your blog by clicking on the “Upload Image” option and choosing the file on your computer.
You can also edit the style and position of your content.
WordPress Content Blocks
Within the WordPress page editor, blocks serve as the foundation for all content. All of the blocks that you may utilize on your page are listed here.
There are many different types of blocks, and each one has a different function. For example, the “Image” block lets you upload an image, the “Video” block lets you upload a video, etc.
You can use blocks to create content on your website by clicking “Add Content” under the “Blocks” option in the editor toolbar. You can also reorder, delete, or bulk edit blocks by clicking “Edit” under the “Blocks” option in the editor toolbar.
WordPress Document Settings
Document options for your page may be found on the right side of the WordPress page editor. Let’s have a look at the main options for your page in this section.
First, you’ll see the option to set your page as Public or Private. Public pages are viewable to everyone on the web, while Private pages are only visible to people with the proper URL. Next, you can select which categories your page should be assigned to.
Status and Visibility
The status and visibility section includes information on how and if your page may be seen.
You may choose from three alternatives when it comes to visibility.
- Public – Everyone can see it since it is public.
- Private – Only site administrators and editors have access to this section.
- Password-Protected — Limit access to the page to those who know the password. This page may only be viewed by those who have the password.
How to Schedule When Your WordPress Page Will Be Published
You may pick “Immediately” or a future date for your page to be published in the Publish options.
You may use the time and date picker to set your chosen publishing time if you want to plan your page to be published in the future.
If you want your page to go live right away, select this option to Immediately. This means that as soon as you click the blue Publish button at the top of the page, your page will go live.
Make sure that you have double-checked all of your content and made any last edits to your page before hitting that button.
You also have the option to unpublish your page. This is useful if you published a page by mistake and don’t want it to be visible to your audience.
Unpublishing a page will remove it from your page list and make it unavailable to your visitors. However, it will remain in Google’s index and be discoverable if it is still relevant.
The term “permanent link” is abbreviated as “permalink.” This is the area where you may change the last portion of your new page’s URL.
For example, if your new page is about the top 10 websites for students, you might want to create a permalink like this: “top-10-websites-for-students”. This way, your readers will know exactly what topic this page is about. In addition, a good permalink can help with search engine optimization.
The best way to come up with a good permalink is to brainstorm a list of topics that your new page might be about. Then, rearrange these topics into a sentence that has a rhythm and flow that sounds nice when read out loud.
You might also want to consider using a permalink generator. You can easily find one online, and they are very simple to use.
The main picture on your website may be utilized in a variety of ways depending on your theme (like on your home page, for example, in a gallery-style listing of pages). Here you may add a picture that “describes” your new page.
If you publish a link to your new page on social networking networks like Facebook or Twitter, featured photographs are utilized as the preview image for the page.
Choose a photo that would make viewers of your social media channels curious and click on the link to your page. The featured image should be eye-catching and tempting enough to make people click on the link and visit your page.
The best way to select a photo for your site’s featured image is to imagine that you are a social media user looking for interesting content on the Internet. What kind of images would make you click on the link to the page?
If you want to let others remark on your new page, you may do so here. Otherwise, leave this option unchecked.
If you decide to allow comments, keep in mind that your page will become an open forum where anyone can say anything about your business. This setting lets you decide who can and cannot comment on your page.
You may want to consider turning off comments if you are launching a new product or service and don’t want customers to discuss it until you’re ready.
The Page Attributes section gives your new page a parent page and a template.
- You may organize your pages into page hierarchies under the Parent section. You might, for example, construct a new page with subpages beneath it. Alternatively, you might make your new page a child of an existing page.
- Template — Because some WordPress themes have custom page templates, you may use the following Template section to apply one to your new page.
- The Order box allows you to numerically order your page. You may pick your own order by putting a number in this area. Pages are normally arranged alphabetically.
Save a Draft or Preview Your Page
You have a few alternatives when you finish off work on your new page. Using the links on the left-hand side of the screen,
- You can save the page and your work on it as a draft by clicking Save Draft on the page.
- Click the Preview button one last time to see the page. This will open a new tab in your browser with a preview of how your page will seem once it is live.
Publish Your WordPress Page
It’s time to publish your page when you’ve completed adding content, sizing photos, and proofreading it. After that, click the Publish button one last time.
Before publishing, you’ll have one more chance to double-check your settings.
You’ll notice a confirmation that the page is now online, as well as the page address, once you’ve published. To preserve the URL of your new page, click View Page or Copy Link.
You can also choose to schedule your page for the future by clicking the Schedule button. The date selector will allow you to choose a date and time to schedule your page. Once you’ve scheduled your page, you will see the new page.
You can always come back to your page settings and make changes at any time.
We hope this guide taught you how to add pages to a website. You might also be interested in getting a WordPress website built for you.
Table of Contents
- How to Add Pages to a Website Using WordPress
- Add Page Title
- Start Writing or Choose a Block
- WordPress Content Blocks
- WordPress Document Settings
- Status and Visibility
- How to Schedule When Your WordPress Page Will Be Published
- Featured Image
- Page Attributes
- Save a Draft or Preview Your Page
- Publish Your WordPress Page