Beginner Blogger – Writing Pages in WordPress

In WordPress you can write a Post or a Page. Your regular writing for your blog should be to post. However there are times when you will want to write your content as a Page. For example, your “About Me” and Contact Me” content is done on a Page. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and are often used to present information about yourself or your site that is somehow timeless — information that is always applicable. You can use Pages to organize and manage any amount of content. Other examples of Pages are your “Disclaiminer” and “Privacy Page.” It is in this tutorial that we will go over how to write a Page. it is very similar to doing a regular blog Post so it should be very familiar to you.

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As always, we start at the Dashboard where you will click on the Pages link. We get the option to edit an existing Page or add a new one. For this tutorial, we are going to add a new one. So we click on “Add New”.

Add New Page Screen

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As you can see the “Write Page” screen is very similar to the “Write Post” screen. This is where you will draft your “Page” and (1) format it to meet your desired look. It is also here where you can (2) edit when it will publish. All of the same areas are assoicated with writing a “Page”. Such as (3) Title and the (4) body of the “Page.” Once you are done drafting your “Page” and are happy with its look and content, you can (5) Publish the “Page” to your blog.

Advanced Features of the Add New Page Screen (Comments & Pings)

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Comments & Pings — while this option is available, I would recommend you not allow comments and pinging to your pages.

Advanced Features of the Add New Page Screen (Page Parent)

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Page Parent is where you can add some zing to your “Pages”. This is a great way to add your staff to your “About Page” or perhaps the “Page” you are using to describe your products or services to your target market. For example, with your “About Page” you could have your main About Page be the parent of “Pages” about each of your staff. That way each staff member would have a “child” Page of the parent “About Page.” And the same could be done to provide a child “Page” for your products after a parent Page about your company.

About The Author
Grant Griffiths is founder of Blog For Profit and co-founder of Headway, the first Drag and Drop WordPress Theme Framework. You can follow Grant on twitter at @grantgriffiths

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