Are you wondering how to create a static page for your WordPress site? In this post, I will show you step-by-step how to create “Pages” and all of the WordPress Page Options for your artist blog.
WordPress Page Options – Artist Blog Tutorial
If you are new to blogging you might be confused on what the difference is between a blog post and a blog page.
Posts are timely articles that are listed in reverse chronological order on your blogs Home Page. Older posts are archived based on when they were published. The older the post is the harder it will be for your audience to find it.
Pages are static such as your “About Me Page”, “policies” or “disclaimers”. Your Pages will be timeless entities.
Creating a Page will be exactly the same procedure as creating a Post except you will need to go to your Page section of your WordPress Dashboard instead of your Post section.
First, you will need to log into your WordPress Dashboard.
Click on the Page link on the left-hand sidebar. This is where you will be able to create your static Page.
Clicking the link will direct you to the Editor Page where you will be able to create a Page.
The top field is where you will put the title of your Page.
The next field is where you will type in the content of your Page.
After you have finished writing you content will have to click on the Publish button to make your Page go live.
You will have a few options to choose from prior to publishing your Pages.
If you are not finished with your Page you can click on the Save Draft link. This will save your draft without making it live for everyone to view. You can go back to the Page at a later add more content to it.
It is always a good idea to preview your Page before publishing it. The preview option will allow you to see what your readers will see when they land on your Page. This can be done by clicking on the Preview link.
You will also have the option to “trash” a post if you decide you do not want to keep it. This option is only available after you have saved a draft of published the Pages. To delete a Page click on the Move to Trash link.
The Status option allows you to change the status of your Pages to Published, Pending or Reviewer Draft.
You can change the visibility of your posts.
Your options are:
Public – Anyone can see the post.
Private – Only the people you share the link to will be able to see the Page.
Password Protected – This works well if you have a membership site.
You can also decide the date and time you want your post to be published.
How to View Your Pages
You can view all of your posts by clicking on the Page link on the left-hand sidebar.
This page will show you all of your Pages on your WordPress site.
You have the option view All Pages, Published Pages, Scheduled Pages, and Drafts.
Simply click on the option you want to research.
How to Edit Your Pages
You will have the option to Edit, Quick Edit, Trash or View your Pages.
These options will be available to you by hovering over the blog Page title you want to revise.
By clicking the Edit link you will be able to modify the content and the title of the Page. Remember to click Update when you are finished with your changes.
To edit the Title, Slug, Date, and Categories click on the Quick Edit link. You will also be able to edit these sections by clicking on the Edit link.
Now that you Know all of the WordPress Page options you can start creating Pages that will make a better experience for your audience.
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