How to Create WordPress Pages

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Hi, how are you? I hope you are doing well. So today we are going to understand about creating content in WordPress.

Creating Pages

Pages in WordPress differ from posts in that they are meant for static informational content. Pages are not defined by dates, categories, or tags, but rather the content that they contain.

To create a new page, click the Add New link under the Pages SubPanel. The page title should be informative on what the page is about. Page titles are generally shorter than the post titles (such as About or Contact) but can be as long as you like.

The page content box works exactly the same as a post and features all of the same formatting options. You can add images and media the exact same way.

One major difference between pages and posts is the Attributes meta box located directly under the Publish box on the right-hand side. Here you can set your page hierarchy under the Parent optionm. This allows for pages and sub-pages to be created and assigned. For example, if you had an About page, you could create multiple sub-pages under About, such as About -> Me and About -> This Web site.

If your page requires additional functionality, you can assign it to a page template. Custom page templates allow you to link a WordPress page to a physical PHP template file located in your theme directory. This makes adding custom code or a completely different design to any page extremely easy.

Don’t forget to set the appropriate page order for your page. Pages are ordered alphabetically by default, but you can overwrite this using the sort filter. By adding a number to the Order field and using the sort filter you can order your WordPress pages any way you like.

Today for a special treat, I also have the description and all the knitty-gritty details of the Links and Trash that help to manage and create (or destroy in case of Trash) in WordPress.

Links

WordPress has a built-in link manager system located in the Links Sub Panel. Links can be created, categorized, and displayed in various ways on your web site. The links don’t have to be to an external web site: they can also be internal links to your own web site.

To add a new link, navigate to Links -> Add New SubPanel in your Admin Menu. Start by filling in the name of the link. The name is typically used for display purposes as the anchor text, and should be short and descriptive about what the web site is. Next fill in the Web Address, which is the fully qualified URL of the link you are creating. If you are adding an internal link, you can use the relative path. The link description is used to describe the new link. This is usually displayed when hovering over the link or just below the link, depending how your theme templates or widgets are configured.

Categorizing your link is a great way to group similar links together. You can add links to multiple link categories. Check all of the categories that you want to assign your link to. You can also create new categories by clicking the +Add New Category link.

Be sure to select the appropriate target for your link. The target determines how the new link opens when clicked. Generally a link to an external web site should open in a new window or tab, in which case you want to select the _blank target option. Internal links should be open in the same window, so the default _none option should be selected.

Once you have filled in the entire link information click the Save button to save your new link in WordPress. Your newly created link will now show in he links listed under the Links SubPanel and anywhere on your web site that displays links.

Trash

WordPress features a Trash section, which works very similar to the Recycle Bin on a Windows computer. Instead of a Delete link for your posts, pages, media, and comments, there is a “Move to Trash” link. Moving any content to the Trash does not delete that content, you must visit the Trash container for that particular type of content and click the Empty Trash button located near the header. This features reduces the issue of permanently deleting content by accident as it is now a two-step process.

The Trash page is simply a filter link located with the rest of the content filters near the header of the content page. Click the Trash link to view all like content items contained in the trash section. If you hover over any content item listed you will be presented with two options: Restore and Delete permanently. Click Restore to move the content item out of the Trash section, or to erase the content completely, click the Delete permanently link. The Trash section is emptied every 30 days, so only move content to Trash if you really want to delete it.

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Authored By Aakanksha Singh

Hi, I’m Aakanksha, a computer science engineer and the founder of TheTechPower. I help people make there online presence process easier by empowering them with clean, beautiful and easy to use wordpress themes.

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