In this tutorial I will show you how to create a WordPress page.
In WordPress you can create both posts and pages. Pages in WordPress are static, which means that they never change unless you change them and they are always visible to your visitors. Posts on the other hand are always changing and aren’t always visible to your readers. WordPress automatically arranges your posts in reverse chronological order which means that the last post that you write will always appear first.
Some of your most important posts will be buried deep down in amongst all of those posts you’ve written and be hard to find. If you want your visitors to be able to easily find these post you can put them into categories which may help a bit. If you really want to make sure that your most important posts can be found, you can create a static page to put them on. On your static page you can put links to your most important posts. Take a snippet from each post to put with its corresponding link. That way you can make sure your visitors find your most important posts.
You can also create static pages for your About Me and Contact pages.
How to Create a WordPress Page
Sign into your WordPress Admin Panel by typing your blog address followed by a forward slash (/) then type wp-admin. (eg. yourblogname.com/wp-admin) You will then see your WordPress admin dashboard.
Once you are signed in, look down the left hand side of the screen until you see the Page tab. Hover your mouse over the page tab. A drop down menu will appear. Click on Add New. A new page will open.
On this page you will see a place to put your page title and a place to put the body of your text. Click in the title box and type in the title you want your new page to have.
Click in the body area of your WordPress page and add the text you want to show on your page. You can either type directly in the body area or you can copy and paste from another document that you have created your body text in, such as Notepad.
By clicking on the links in the area above the body of your page, you can be creative with how your page will look. You can add some color to your page, insert an image, center text, etc. Click on preview on the top right hand side of your screen. You will be able to see what your page will look like. The preview window will open in a new tab in your browser. When you are satisfied that your page looks how you want it to look, you can click on Publish in the top right hand side of your page.
If for whatever reason you have to stop working on your page and aren’t ready to publish it yet, you can save it as a draft. Click on Save Draft in the top right hand side of your screen. When you finish your draft you can then click Publish.
Under Page Attributes on the left hand side you can choose if you want your new WordPress page to be a Parent Page or you can choose to put it as a sub page under another Parent Page that you have created.
To learn how to create Posts read How to Create WordPress Posts.
Laurie Lambert is a web designer, graphic designer and author of Affiliate Marketing – Getting Started – A Beginner’s Guide. Connect with Laurie on Google+.
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