To get started adding a new page or post to your WordPress site, find the Pages menu or the Posts menu in the Dashboard navigation. Click Add New. Or, to edit an existing page or post, click on the All Pages or All Posts links in the Dashboard navigation.
Add Page Title #
Next, add the title of the page. Click the Add Title text to open the text box where you will add your title. The title of your page should be descriptive of the information the page will contain. Choose a helpful page title.
Start Writing or Choose a Block #
After you add your page title, it’s time to add some content. Content can be anything you choose … from text, headings, images, lists, videos, tables, and lots more.
To see the available blocks for your page, click the red plus sign button at the top of the page.
Default WordPress Content Blocks #
Blocks are the basis of all content within the WordPress page editor. Here are all the blocks you can use in your page.
|Paragraph||The paragraph block allows you to easily craft content and is the default block type for text added to the editor. It is probably the block you will use most.|
|Image||The image block allows you to insert an image into your content from via upload, Media Library or from a URL.|
|Heading||Adds heading text (h2, h3, h4, h5, h5) to introduce new sections and organize content to help visitors (and search engines) understand the structure of your content.|
|Gallery||Display multiple images in a rich gallery.|
|List||Adds a bulleted or numbered list.|
|Quote||Give quoted text visual emphasis.|
|Audio||Embed a simple audio player.|
|Cover||Add an image or video with a text overlay — great for headers.|
|File||Add a link to a downloadable file.|
|Video||Embed a video from your media library or upload a new one.|
WordPress Document Settings #
On the right side of the WordPress page editor, you’ll see Document settings for your page. This area contains some important settings for your page, so let’s go through them.
Status & Visibility #
The status and visibility section contains details about how and if your page is viewable.
Visibility allows you to select between three options
- Public – Visible to everyone
- Private – Only visible to site admins and editors
- Password-Protected – Make the page only viewable with a password you choose. Only those with the password can view this page.
How to Schedule When Your WordPress Page Will Be Published #
The Publish settings allows you to either choose “Immediately” or a date in the future for your page to be published.
If you want to schedule your page to be published in the future, you can use the time and date picker to choose your preferred publication time.
If you want your page to publish immediately, then leave this setting to Immediately. This means when you hit the blue Publish button at the top of the screen, your page will immediately go live.
Permalink is short for “permanent link.” This is the field where you can customize the last part of the URL of your new page.
Featured Image #
Depending on your theme, the featured image of your page may be used in several ways (like on your home page, for example, in a gallery-style listing of pages). Upload an image that “describes” your new page here.
Featured images are also used by social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as the preview image for the page if you share a link to your new page.
Page Attributes #
The Page Attributes section applies a parent page and template to your new page.
- For the Parent section, you can arrange your pages into page hierarchies. For example, you could create this new page with additional pages under it. Or you could place your new page as a child page beneath an existing page.
- Template – 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.
Save Draft or Preview Your Page #
As you finish up work on your new page, you have a few options. Using the left-hand links at the top of the screen,
- You can Save Draft of the page, which will save the page and your work on it into a draft.
- To Preview the page one last time, click the Preview button. This will open a new tab in your browser where you can view how your page will look once it is live.
Publish Your WordPress Page #
Once you have finished adding content, sizing images and proofing your page, it’s time to publish! Preview it one last time and then click the Publish button.
You’ll be able to double-check your settings one last time before publishing.
Once you’ve published, you’ll see a confirmation that the page is new live, along with the page address. Click View Page or Copy Link to save your new page’s URL.