In this simple beginners tutorial, we will teach you how to add a page in WordPress. You can add as many pages as you want to your WordPress with just a few simple clicks of a button.
How to create a page in WordPress
To create a new page in WordPress select “Pages” from the left side main menu and click “Add New“. The second way to add a new page is to select the plus (+ New) sign from the top menu bar and select “Page“.
After clicking new you will be taken to a blank page. On top of the page, you can find the “Title” and in the empty space, you can add either text or different “blocks” like images, tables, and much more which will create your page.
Adding content to a new page
Thanks to the new Gutenberg editor introduced in WordPress 5.0 it’s easier than ever to add all kinds of different content to your WordPress page. For example, you could start with a piece of text and then add an image.
If you wish to create something more complex but don’t know how you can even check out some premade patterns created by WordPress and other users. Simply click the “Block library” -icon on the top right corner and select “Patterns“. Here you can either click or drag the pattern you wish to use on your editor or search for more different kinds of patterns.
WordPress block types
|Paragraph||The paragraph is your basic block to insert text in your editor|
|Image||Image block allows you to add images to your page|
|Heading||Heading allows you to add headings from H1 to H6|
|Gallery||The gallery allows you to place and create beautiful galleries easily on your page|
|List||The list helps you create a bullet point or numbers list.|
|Quote||Quote, lets you create beautiful quotes anywhere on your page|
|Audio||If you wish to let users play audio on your page you can use the built-in audio block.|
|Cover||The cover, lets you add huge image areas on pages and can be used as a background for text areas.|
|File||File lets you insert downloadable files on your pages.|
|Video||Video lets you host and play videos on your pages.|
|Custom HTML||Custom HTML allows you to add custom HTML and Script elements to your page.|
|Preformatted||A preformatted block is intended mainly for text insertion, but compared to a paragraph it holds all the spaces and line changes you might insert into it.|
|Pullquote||Another quote block with a different layout to the Quote block|
|Table||Allows you to add beautiful tables easily to your post pages.|
|Page Break||With this, you can easily add a page break to your pages|
|Spacer||Spacer allows you to add empty space between elements visually|
|Buttons||Buttons help you add and customize buttons on your page|
Post / Page settings
From the right side of the page, you can find the settings. Here you can edit things like the URL of the page, and set the featured image.
Page visibility settings
If you wish to save the page as a draft, hide it behind a password, or be visible to all visitors and users you can edit this by selecting the right “Visibility“:
- Public – Visible to everyone.
- Private – Only visible to site admins and editors.
- Password protected – Protected with a password you choose. Only those with the password can view the page.
How to schedule a page to be published on a certain date
If you wish to time your page to be published on a certain date and time you can do that as well. Simply click the date next to the “Publish” and you can set a time when the page should be published and be available to your website visitors.
Featured image is often used by most social media will use as the image they show. Its also often used as the main image on the page header. Though this varies depending on the theme you have chosen and use.
If you wish to allow visitors and users to comment you can allow it here, though it’s recommended to be left disabled in most cases.
If you wish you can edit the permalink of your page here. WordPress will use the title of your page as the link if you have the permalinks set up as “Post name“.
Note – It is a good idea to use the page title as the permalink for SEO purposes. This helps search engines like Google to pick up on what your page is about much quicker and easier.
In page attributes, you can set the page as a child page to another page if you wish to do so.
Example – A child page would be for example bloginbox.com/page1/page2 where page2 is page1 child.
You can also use premade “Templates” if available in your theme. For example “Full width” or “Narrow” where one is a full-width page and another one is a narrow page template.
Save draft / Preview
If you wish to work on your page later on, but don’t want to publish it yet you can use the “Save draft” button on the top right corner of your page. Clicking it will save the page as a draft which you can access later on and continue working with it from where you left it off.
The preview button creates a preview of the page so you can see how it would look if the page was published.
Publishing your new page
When you are done creating and editing the new page you can publish it by clicking the blue “Publish” button on the top right corner. If you hit it by accident, you can always click the “Switch to draft” button to return the page back to drafts.