There is more than one way to skin a cat and new pages, posts, and media are no different. Two of the easiest ways are:
1. By using the dropdown menu from the top, where it says “New”. From there select your desired “New” item, in this case “Page”.
2. Another is by using the “Pages” slide-out menu on the “Dashboard” menu.
Both of these methods take you to the same place, that of the “Add New Page” screen.
Note: if the option to create a “Page” is not given it’s likely due to insufficient privileges. Contact your Administrator.
Overlaid onto the photo below are some important areas to note about a New Page.
- The page title is entered where it says “Add New Page – Enter title here”. It’s important to note that whatever text is entered here will become the ‘name’ of that page (the slug) in the eyes of WordPress once the title is entered and the page is “Published” for the first time. The ‘Page Title’ can be changed later if needed, however the “slug” will remain unchanged.
- Any Media can be added from here.
- The text for the page will be entered here.
- “Publish” Attributes are set here. By ‘Edit’ing each of these fields (Status, Visibility, Publish) you can change the specific attribute.
- “Visual/Text”. These tabs show the mode you are editing in, whether in the ‘Visual mode” (wysiwyg – what you see is what you get) or ‘Text’ mode (HTML can be used).
- The page attributes are determined here.
a) The attribute in this case is if the page should have a “Parent” page and if so which one. As an example a gallery page could have a Parent page of ‘Photo Show gallery’, or ‘Field Trip gallery, or ‘Monthly Theme gallery. This can be changed later but for the ease of categorization and organization it’s easier to set up now.
b) The second attribute which is important is the page “Template”. The selection here will determine the layout of the page, in particular for gallery pages. In the case of a gallery page it should be set to “Full Width”.
- The “Featured Image” is an image that is featured above the particular page, not within the body of the page.