Now that you know how to create posts and edit posts, let’s shift gears a little bit and talk more about the Pages function within WordPress. This video tutorial is important because it will help you avoid the some mistakes I made about eight years back when I created a website with nothing but pages and no posts. Yikes!
The “Pages” section of WordPress is important because this content is static, meaning, the content rarely changes. Such pages on Web Hosting Choose include my sharing web hosting choose page, my contact Scott page, and my membership sign up page These pages will rarely change and are a great example of how “Pages” should be used.
In this lesson, you will learn:
- How pages are similar to posts.
- Why pages are different in a few key ways.
- Assigning a “parent” to pages and the effect it has on the default 2012 WordPress theme.
- Page templates.
- How to create a and edit a new page.
- The bulk-edit tool for pages.
- Using “Quick Edit” to edit author, parent, template, comments, status, and more.
One thing not mentioned in this video is the ability to setup a custom menu. You can actually ignore setting page hierarchy and page orders by using a custom menu instead, which is something I do on most of my WordPress sites including this one. Lesson 16 has more about building custom WordPress menus if you’d like to jump ahead or go on to the next step on adding photos and images to WordPress.
If you have any questions about this lesson on creating and editing WordPress pages, feel free to ask below in the comments section!