WordPress uses both posts and pages to display information to the website user. Here we will use “webpage” to refer to either a WordPress page or a WordPress post. So a webpage is the display a web address (URL) delivers.
A post is the typical webpage in a blog where the webpage’s information is presented in reverse chronological order. Blog webpages are posts. News webpages are often configured as posts. Pages are webpages that stand alone and do not have a time relation to other pages. Pages share information that needs to stay constant and not change once the information is created.
Dashboard -> Pages -> Add New opens a new page for editing.
The page consists of a Title and a the main content editing area.
- Enter a title for the page at the top.
Note the 2 rows of editing icons below the title area. [If only one row is displayed, use the “Toolbar Toggle” icon to show the second row.]
- The page content is entered below the rows of icons.
- To save the page contents click the “Publish” button on the right.
After publishing a page, this button is named “Update” to update a page already published on the web.
- Opening a page for editingDashboard -> Pages -> All Pages shows all the pages, including pages not shown in the site menu. Hovering over a page gives the options of editing, trashing, viewing, or other page actions. Hovering over a page in the list and selecting “Edit” brings up the page for editing. The rows of editing icons above the page content area provide editing actions on the page content.
When the Elementor plugin is activated, an “Edit with Elementor” button displays above the editing icons. This plugin offers drag and drop editing capability. See the Startup Instructions at basicsite-2.lakekit.net and click on “Elementor Editor Introduction.”
- Per page settingsAt Dashboard -> Appearance -> Customize, various site-wide appearance characteristics can be set. Some of the characteristics of a page can also be determined below the page edit area. These per page options depend on the active theme.
- Changing the titleIf the initial title needs to be changed, the permalink, the page address path, needs to be changed also. The permalink is shown directly below the title in the editing mode. Click the “edit” button to the right of the permalink and delete the text that appears in a box. Then click the “OK” button to regenerated the permalink to correspond to the title change. Update the page to save these changes.
- Edit area display setupTop right has “Screen Options” and “Help” tabs. Any “Screen Options” checked will be visible on the edit page. Revisions is an important option to always have displayed. The “Help” tab presents help information for Pages and links to the codex for more help.