The process of creating a page is very similar to creating a post. Like posts, there are several ways to create pages when you’re logged into WordPress.com. Unlike posts, the page editor is simpler and has fewer options. In this movie, you’ll learn how to create and publish pages, as well as edit existing pages.
- [Voiceover] Creating a page on your WordPress.com site is very similar to creating a post. In fact, it's a little easier, as there are not as many options. When it comes to posts, you can create them from within your site admin or from your toolbar. Pages, however, can only be created from within your site admin. To see a list of all pages on your site, click Pages. You can see here, I've got all the pages that I imported earlier. To create a new page, simply click Add. Similar to Post, we have the title, editor toolbar, and content area.
We can also edit the URL. You might recall that the Post URL structure included the date. Since pages are meant to be timeless content, there is no date in the URL. Instead, it's your domain, followed by your page slug. Same as Post, you can edit the page slug either via this link icon or in the More Options settings. Again, same as Post, it'll take your page title as the default, unless that slug already exists, in which case it'll append a number with the slug. It does this because URLs must be unique.
You can't have two pieces of content living at the same address. Going back to my Pages list, I can see that I have an About page that's already published. I can also see that the slug is simply "about." Let's add another page, and I'm gonna give it the same title. To do that, I go back to my pages and click Add. Here you can see that it automatically made the slug "about-2." Of course, I could change the slug to be anything I wanted, but let's say that I really want this to be "about." First, I'll publish this, and then let's trash the original About page and see if that'll let us get rid of it.
I can do that by going back to my list of pages, finding the About page in the published page list, click from the ellipsis, and then trashing the page. So let's go back to our new About page and see if that fixes the problem. I can look for that under my Published posts list. And no, it's still showing that "-2," because the original page still exists. Yes, we trashed it, but WordPress makes you empty the trash, just to make sure you really want to get rid of something. This is probably a good thing. So let's go back to our list of pages, go to Trash, and here we can see our original About page.
We'll click the ellipsis again and delete it. And yes, we do want to delete this page permanently. Now, if we go back to the new About page, I can see that the "-2" is still there. However, I can edit the slug to just be "about." When it comes to creating and editing content for your page, this works just like posts. The editor toolbar works the same. You can still set a featured image. You can still display sharing options. You still have the additional options of a custom slug, an excerpt, a location, and discussion options.
You can also schedule pages just like posts. The only thing that's new here are these page options. We'll discuss that in a bit. Just know that for the most part, creating pages follows a very similar process to creating posts.
- Creating a WordPress.com account
- Updating your profile
- Importing content
- Publishing posts
- Applying categories and tags to posts
- Inserting images, videos, and other media
- Creating a new page
- Customizing your site with themes and widgets
- Managing users, notifications, and comments
- Using WordPress.com apps
- The limits of WordPress.com and the benefits of self-hosting