Setting WordPress Home Page in your Website

Working With WordPress Pages

Working With WordPress Pages

The most important thing in WordPress is its Pages. You can create unlimited pages in WP and put your content on them. For example you can have pages like Home, About, Contact, Services etc. This Tutorial will teach you all about how to work with WordPress Pages, so check out all the things we have listed in here.

Adding a Page in WordPress

The WordPress CMS allow you to create unlimited pages in your website. In your WordPress CMS go to ‘Pages>Add New’, you will be taken to ‘Add New Page’ window. Here enter your page title, add page description and finally click ‘Publish’ button to add your new page. If you want to schedule the date of your page publishing then click the ‘Edit’ link besides ‘Publish immediately’. You can preview how the page looks by clicking on ‘Preview’ button or save the page as a draft by clicking the ‘Save Draft’ button.

Adding Media in the Page

Media in the form of images, videos, pdf files, word files, etc can be added by clicking the ‘Add Media’ button given over the big description text box. On clicking it an ‘Insert Media’ window opens, through which you can either ‘Upload Files’ or select new files from ‘Media Library’. Finally click ‘Insert into page’ button to add the media to your page.

Add New Page

Add New Page

Adding Description

There are 2 ways to add page description

a. Visual

In visual way you will see some of WordPress styling button like ‘bold’, ‘italic’, ‘strikethrough’, ‘ordered list’, ‘unordered list’, ‘link’, etc. Though Visual method you cannot see how the HTML tags are formed neither you can add other HTML tags like div, paragraph, table, etc.

b. Text

In ‘Text’ way you can add any type of HTML tag. This is helpful if you want to create the page description design using HTML tags.

Page Attributes

There are 3 page attributes to set –

a. Parent

Allows setting the parent of the page out of all the published page.

b. Template

Allow choosing the template of your page. All page templates available in your theme will be shown here.

b. Order

Allows setting the page order. This helps in displaying the pages in the order set in this section.

Different Sections of Pages in WordPress CMS

Different Sections of Pages in WordPress CMS

Editing WordPress Pages

To edit a page first go to ‘Pages > All Pages’. Here you will see list of all the pages your wordpress website has. Simply click on the page name which you want to edit. The page will open for edition. Edit the page fields which you want and click the ‘Update’ button to save it.

Editing Pages in WordPress

Editing Pages in WordPress

Deleting WordPress Pages

Pages can be deleted one or more at time. Go to ‘Pages > All Pages’, in the pages list move your mouse over the page name which you want to delete. You will see a ‘Trash’ link, click it to delete the page. To delete more than one page at the same time, select the checkbox in front of the pages then in the ‘Bulk Actions’ dropdown list select ‘Move To Trash’ and click the ‘Apply’ button.

Deleting a Single Page

Deleting a Single Page

Deleting Many Pages Together

Deleting Many Pages Together

Showing WordPress Pages in Menu

If you theme supports custom menu then you can add your pages to the custom menu from the ‘Appearance > Menus’ section. There you can create new menus, drag and drop pages to them, change their positions and select theme locations.

Setting WordPress Home Page

To set WordPress Home Page in your Website, go to ‘Settings > Reading’ area. For the option ‘Front page displays’, select the option ‘A static page (select below)’. Then you can select the Front Page and Posts page. Note that the Front page option is for selecting WordPress Home Page.

Setting WordPress Home Page

Setting WordPress Home Page

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