Adding a new page is essential because there are situations when you want to create new web pages for your site, which may contain additional content, or you redirect a link to a new page that contains information regarding that topic or link. As you all know, a website can have multiple web pages; these pages can be created in WordPress using this feature. In this chapter, you will learn about how to deal with pages in WordPress.
What Are Pages in WordPress?
Creating pages to your website is similar to that of incorporating Posts in WordPress. Pages can be defined as a collective set of static content that does not change its display information dynamically during the website run. Let us now get to know how to add or make a page in WordPress.
How to Add a New Page in WordPress?
Here are the steps to add new pages in WordPress, and this is similar to adding new posts:
- To add a new Post on your website through WordPress, you have to log in to the WordPress account.
- You will now see the screen of the Dashboard.
- On the left side of your Dashboard, you will see Admin Sidebar Menu.
- Go to the Pages on the menu and choose Add New.
- Now you will see a new screen where you will be given the option to add a title and content for your web page.
- There are two primary components of this screen:
- Title: where you can insert the title of your page
- Content: where you will inscribe the content for your page. It can be done in two different ways:
- Visual mode is where you can write in a regular format by using WYSIWYG Editor.
- Text mode is where you can write in HTML format like you are writing in Windows Notepad.
What Is a WYSIWYG Editor?
WYSIWYG Editor has similar capabilities like that of a Word Processor, which is a primary interface where you can draft and format your content. The different button it contains for editing formatting are: Bold, Italics, Word strike, bullet-list, number-list, block-quote, left and right alignment, justify, add-link, distraction-free writing toggle button, toggling toolbar, and horizontal line.
Publishing a New Page in WordPress
Once, you are done writing your entire article or content; you can publish the page to the user by clicking the Publish button from the right window screen.
Here is the list of components that comes under the Publish section:
- Save Draft - is used for saving the page as a draft.
- Preview - is used for previewing your page before publishing.
- Move to Trash - is used for deleting the page.
- Status - is used for changing the status of your page, whether it is published, pending, or under reviewer draft.
- Visibility - is used to modify the visibility of the page to public, private, or password protected.
- Published - is used for changing the published page date and time.
Edit Existing Page
To edit an existing page, you have to go to your WordPress dashboard. From there, you have to navigate to the Pages Menu > "All Pages". Under "All" or "Published", you will see the list of pages you have published or already created. There you have to hover your mouse. There the Edit and Quick Edit option will come in the form of a link.
Delete Existing Page
For deleting a page, navigate to Pages > "All Pages". Here from the list of all published pages, you have to hover your mouse on that page, which you want to delete. Then you will find a Trash option in the form of a link for deleting the respective post.