What is a Page?

A page is a piece of content on the blog that is static and is not arranged in chronological order unlike posts. You can use pages to organize and manage any content. Pages are often used to present timeless information about yourself or your site, meaning information that is always applicable. Also unlike posts, a page can appear as a tab in the menu so that you can go directly there no matter where you are on the WordPress site.

Creating a Page

Now let’s create a page and see how it works. Go to Dashboard - "Page" - "Add New".

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Editing a Page

You can begin by giving a title to your page in the line given about the text editor box. Afterwards you can add the content. After editing the page and its content, press the "Publish" button.

For more information on content, click here.

For more information on the Publish Box, click here.

Managing Pages

Pages as Tabs

Once the page is published, it automatically can become a tab in your menu. You can click on this tab to go to the page you just created.

Go to “Appearance" - "Menu” on the left bar of your Dashboard. Reveal the “Pages” section of the left box. Check the box of the page that you want on the menu. Click “Add to Menu” and then save the menu.

It is possible to have pages be added to the menu automatically when created. Menu Settings are underneath the Menu Structure. The first box can be checked off so that from then on every new page is automatically added to the menu. Don't forget to save the menu afterwards.

It is very easy to change the order of the tabs in your menu. Go to Dashboard - "Appearance" - "Menu". Change the order by dragging each tab to the position you want under the Menu Structure. You can also add sub-pages by dragging the page right under the parent page. The sub-pages will appear in a drop down menu when hovering over the main page title on the menu.


Static Front Page

To change your blog so that a particular page, not your blog posts, show up when someone visits your site, you first need to create the page that you would like to have be your blog's home page. Once the page is created go to the Dashboard - "Appearance" - "Customize". This will open a new menu on the left side of the screen, allowing you to preview all of your changes.

At the bottom of the Customize menu, choose the "Static Front Page" option. Then select the page you wish to display as your Home or Welcome page. Next, you may choose which page will feature your latest posts. For a site with a static front page, we recommend creating a page called "Blog" to display your posts.

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Comments on Pages

Initially the ability to comment on a page is disabled. To change this, it must be changed for each page individually.

When you are on the editing screen for the page you want to enable comments for, go to the top right corner of the screen. Under your name, click the button that says "Screen Options". In that menu that drops down, check the box next to Discussion.

Under the text box for the page a new Discussion box will appear. There are two options to choose. The top box needs to be checked to enable comments on that page.

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