Adding a Page or Post to WordPress

If you find that you need additional pages in WordPress for more content, follow the instructions below.

  1. Log into WordPress using your link, username and password provided during the training.

  2. Determine if you will need to make a new post or a new page.  

    A page (which will be most common for the majority of our customers) would be an individual page on your site that has content that is always in the same place.  Addition of new pages doesn't impact that individual page.  About Us, Contact Us, etc would be examples of pages.

    A post would be like a blog or news item where the content is pushed down farther on the list as new information is posted.  

  3. Once in the dashboard, look for the posts or pages option on the left side of the screen. From there you can either click on the fly out menu that says "Add New" or after you click on it, the menu will show "Add New" below it.

  4. On the "Enter title here" spot, put the title of your page.  This will show up on most pages so use it to describe the page you want.

  5. In the body of the page below the word processor style editor buttons, type in your content.  If you are doing a new page from scratch and trying to align things just right, you may want to start by clicking the button for "MotoPress Content Editor".  This is a more graphical editor and is drag and drop, but it all boils down to personal preference.

  6. In the boxes on the right under "Page Attributes" the parenting structure is for organizational purposes and website link structure.  If the page you are creating is a sub page of an existing page, select the existing parent page in that drop down.

  7. For the "Template" option, unless you have widgets that are on the side of your content, select the "Fullwidth Page" option.  You can experiment with this for the look you want without harming your content.

  8. When complete, press "Publish" and your page will be live.

For linking to the page or changing the menu bar, please read the article on "WordPress Menu Editing".

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