The Post 109

The Page

In this WordPress video tutorial we learn how to use WordPress pages and learn how to create and edit pages, which function very similar to WordPress posts but have a very different purpose.


WordPress Tutorial Transcript

Hello and welcome to LifeGuard. In this video, we’re going to talk about the Page. You can access Pages by clicking “Pages” in the sidebar. Pages are nearly identical to posts, but with a few differences. Pages don’t have categories, tags, excerpts, or trackbacks, but they do have a couple things that posts don’t have.

Let’s create a new page. The Page Attributes module is what may look new here as it’s something that posts don’t have. If you have multiple pages, you’ll see the option to set a Parent Post. This will set the current post as a “Child” of the Parent post. Depending on the theme, Child posts can display differently in the navigation and in the case of using permalinks other than the default, can also have a different URL structure. While a normal post might have a url structure such as sample.wplifeguard.com/parent-page/, a child page would display as sample.wplifeguard.com/parent-page/child-page.

Order let’s you determine the order that this page will show in the website’s navigation. By default, this number is “0” which means there’s currently no set order for the page. If we set this number to “1” that causes the page to display as the first navigational item.

Because Posts and Pages are very similar, much of the editing is done in the same way. To learn more about editing that pertains to Pages, view the videos, “The Post 103 – Using the Visual Editor”, “The Post 104 – Publishing Options”, and “Media Library 101 – Uploading New Media”.