How To Create A New Page | Wordpress

Learn how to create a new page on your Wordpress website, while incorporating the best practices.
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Purpose Of This Lesson

In this lesson, we will cover off the basics of creating a page on a Wordpress website + application of key elements during the creation of a new page.

Adding a New Page

Adding a New Page

In order to add a new page on your website, please log into the backend dashboard of your Wordpress site.

There are two ways through which you can add a new page i.e. you can either hover over the option ‘Pages’ in the left navigation menu (dark grey) and click on Add New or you can click on the option ‘Pages’ and then click on ‘Add New’ button present at the top of the page (to the right of ‘Pages’ heading).

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Details of the New Page

Once you have clicked on the ‘Add New’ button, you will be redirected to a new page which will allow you to add basic information about your new page.

The very first thing is to enter an appropriate ‘Title’ for your page. After you have entered the title for your new page, a small option right underneath the title text box will appear, named as ‘Permalink’. Permalink is basically the full URL of your new page.

The first part of the permalink consists of your global website domain name e.g. www.climatecontrol.co.nz; the second part of the permalink is chosen as the title of your new page by default (you can always edit it).

Now that you have entered the title and permalink for your new page, the next step is to adjust the meta title and description of your new page. These are pieces of HTML code in the header of a web page that help search engines understand the content on a page. Appropriate meta title and description (filled with relevant keywords) can have a good impact on the organic visibility of your web page.

If you have installed the YOAST SEO plugin in the backend of your Wordpress site, you will be able to see the SEO section at the bottom when creating your new page. You can edit the title and description as per your requirement.

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Details of the New Page
Saving the New Page as a Draft

Saving the New Page as a Draft

After you have entered the basic details of your new page i.e. title, permalink, meta title and description, you can now move to the ‘Publish’ section in the top right hand side of the page and save your page as a draft by clicking the ‘Save Draft’ button.

This way, your new page will be created in the backend of your website but will not be published live.

You can now move on to the stage of adding content to your new page and then publish it live when ready.

We have covered the addition of content in a separate lesson known as ‘How To Build Content On A Page’.

Is there a limit to creating a certain number of pages on a Wordpress website? Group 2 Created with Sketch.

Absolutely not! You can create as many pages as you like

What if I accidentally publish a new page which is not ready to go live yet? Group 2 Created with Sketch.

Not an issue. You can always go to the publish section of that particular page and edit the ‘Status’ of the page from published to draft.

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