Another issue beginners often find difficult is How to create pages in WordPress.
Pages are an important aspect of WordPress that makes it easy for a WordPress user to add relevant information for their audience. Information can be in several formats, either in form of written content, audio, info-graphic, Video, Pictor, animation or illustration, whatever it may be, pages gives you a platform to present them to the outside world (your audience).
By default, WordPress allows you to include several formatting into your WordPress pages, and you can even create custom pages with the help of several plugins that are page builders, these plugins are either free or paid depending on what they can do. Some themes also have page builders included.
Difference Between a Pages and a Post in WordPress
Pages are not part of the date-organized stream of post that you see on several blogs archive page. Also, pages cannot be assigned to categories or tags. Another thing you should know about pages is that, usually, pages can be hierarchical, meaning that a page can have sub-pages (i.e a page can have a parent page) e.g “About us”can have a subpage named “Our Policy”. Each page can have individual templates and you can not find pages in the RSS feed of a site.
Why you should add Pages in WordPress
Pages are relevant by default to every WordPress site be it. Every WordPress site must have at least one page (usually the homepage). Why should you have a page(s) on your Website? Or what is the importance of a page(s) in WordPress? Before we dive into this, we suggest you have more than one page on your WordPress site.
Pages give you the opportunity to add information that is not necessarily a post. With pages, you can organize your WordPress powered site for easy navigation. But one thing you should know about pages is that you can have a custom landing page that converts into leads or sales.
The importance of pages is enormous but only a few fully utilize it to the maximum.
Don’t have the notion that pages are more important to Posts. Neither are posts of more importance to pages. The purpose of both of them is different and hence shouldn’t be compared. For example, you don’t use a post to serve as your home page, neither is it advice able to write an article on a page
With that in mind, you can create as many as possible pages that you want, but there are default pages that every blog or website must have and few of them are listed below:
- Home Page
- Contact us
- About us
- Terms and Condition
- Policy Page
- Blog/Tutorial Page
These pages listed above are pages we believe to be relevant for every blog and websites but note that you are not compelled to have all of them and yes, you have all of them and even add more to them. Anyhow, you want to have it. Just remember that there is no limit to the pages you can create.
How to create Pages in WordPress
Now to the main purpose of this post, which is to learn how to create pages in WordPress
Before you can have the right permission to create to pages in WordPress, you must have access to the dashboard of your WordPress powered site i.e your WordPress Admin backend. And again, you must have all the at least an editor’s privilege.
Step 1: Login to the WordPress Dashboard
Step 2a: Hover your mouse to Pages in the Backend Menu
Step 2b: Click on Add new pages
The WordPress page editor looks a lot similar to post editor except for the boxes at the right-hand side of the screen
Step 3: Enter your page title
Step 4: Add your desired content in the editor, don’t forget to put write-ups, images, infographics, video (advice you embed from YouTube or any other websites, don’t upload videos on WordPress, it will slow down your site)
Step 5: Parent section at the right-hand side, allows you to choose a top page for the current page to be a sub-page to (not necessary if you don’t know or understand what this is)
Step 6: Page Template at the right-hand side, allows you to choose a page template (some theme have a custom template for any page you want to create) for the current page (not necessary if you don’t know or understand what this is)
Step 7: Order Box on the right-hand side, allows you to choose a page ordering number for the current page. By default, WordPress orders a page using alphabetic order, but you can alter this using the ordering section (not necessary if you don’t know or understand what this is)
Step 8: Click the preview, this will open another tab or window (as the case may be) in your browser, letting you see how the page will look like after publishing, this will help you correct whatever mistake you might have on your page before finally publishing it
Step 9: Click publish if what you see in the preview mode suites your desire.
With this, you have successfully added a new page to your WordPress site without aisle. The comment section below is meant to discuss what so ever you have in mind