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Creating a WordPress Page

Custom Pages in WordPress

Updated: May 2, 2023
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff

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WordPress Custom Pages

What are WordPress Pages

  • Pages are for content that is not specifically time dependent, or which is not "blog content"
  • • Pages can be organized into pages and sub-pages
  • • Pages can use different "Page Templates", including template files, template tags and other PHP code
  • • More complex Themes may provide a wider range of adjustments or display options for individual pages
  • • You can make a website using WordPress which only contains pages

Creating WordPress Pages

Creating a WordPress page is very similar to creating a post. These pages are intended for static content.

To get started adding a new page to your WordPress site, find the Pages menu in the WordPress Dashboard Navigation menu

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In the left hand menu, hover your cursor over Pages, click "Add New"

The new Gutenberg editor uses a block system and replaces the classic editor as of WordPress version 5.0.

If you want to get back to the classic editor They have a classic editor plugin you can install

The WordPress page editor looks nearly identical to the post editor, except for a few different boxes located on the right side of the screen.

Add the title of the page, Note: If you have custom permalinks set up, the title of your page will also be the URL or page name "slug".


Next, add some content.

The Publish section of the page editor is exactly the same as for writing posts. When you’re ready to publish, you can either publish immediately, save this or a draft, or schedule the page to be published later.

The Page Attributes section applies a parent page and template to your new page. For the Parent section, you can arrange your pages into hierarchies. For example, you could create this new page with additional pages under it. There are no limits to how many levels you can nest pages.

Some WordPress Themes have custom page templates, so the next Template section allows you to apply a template to your new page.

The Order box allows you to order your page numerically. Pages are usually ordered alphabetically, but you can choose your own order by entering a number in this field.

Preview the page one last time, then click Publish. You just added a new page to your WordPress Website.

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