WordPress Essentials

Creating Your First Page In The WordPress.com Dashboard 

What is a WordPress page?

WordPress Pages are similar to posts in that they have a title and body text, but they are different because:

WordPress Pages are static and are not listed by date. Instead, pages appear in the menu bar of your site or can be placed in the sidebar depending on the theme.  Examples of pages are:

  • Home
  • About Us
  • Contact us
  • Products
  • Services

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Creating Your First Page

Click on Create a Page

WordPress create a page

You will be directed to the WordPress.com Admin Page.

Creating a page is the same as writing a post. Follow the steps below to create your Page. 

1 – Title: Give your page a title

2 – Page description/details: Add the page details; use the visual editor to format your text

3 – Add Media: Click on Add Media to add photos or video to your page

4 – Preview: Click preview to see what your page will look like to your visitors

5 – Save Draft: If you are not ready to publish your post save it as a draft;  when your post is to your satisfaction….

Click on Publish to publish your page to the world.

Editing the contents of a page is the same as editing the contents of a post. Please refer to the previous lesson “Editing and Formatting Your Content” for instructions.

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Please complete the brief survey and press submit, then click on next lesson to learn how to view your website live…..

 

 

Preview Your Website

To view your website and to see what your site looks like to your visitors

Go to the top left-hand corner of the admin page and click My Sites.

WordPress - Admin Page

WordPress Dashboard


Next 

Click on View Site

Your website will be displayed

WordPress - View Site


Return To Admin Page.

To return to the admin page after viewing your site.

Step 13: Click on My Sites in the top left-hand corner

WordPress - My site

WordPress Dashboard


Next

Click on WP Admin to return to the admin page

WordPress Dashboard

This brings us to the end of this lesson. 

 

Please click on next lesson to continue…..


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2 comments

  • Rosanna Montoute

    Hi Domenic,

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and for commenting.

    WordPress is available in two platforms: wordpress.com and wordpress.org. Let me know what your website will be used for and I will recommend which platform to go with.
    Warmest regards!

  • You’ve broken it down into simple steps. Thank you. My question is do you use a theme like Optimize Press or use one of the wordpress themes? I’ve noticed, when I put mine together, many photos have boxes around them which looks very unprofessional. Can that be helped?