How to Edit a WordPress Website Page
Editing a WordPress website page is a lot easier than you would think. The majority of the work can be done using the WordPress dashboard, which means you won’t have to log into your website’s backend to make changes. You will still need to be able to log into your website’s backend to make edits, however, so it is best to ensure you have remote access to the device in case you need to fix something later on.
Step 1: Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard
Go to the WordPress dashboard and navigate to the “Pages” section. Here, you will see a list of all of the pages that are currently part of your website. To the left, you will see “Add New” and to the right, you will see “Edit” for each page.
Click on the “Add new” button to add a new page to your website. When you click this button, you will be taken to the “Add New” page. On this page, you will be able to add more details about your new page, including an image for the “About” page, for example.
Step 2: Give the page a meaningful name
On the “Add New” page, you will see a field titled “Name”. This is where you will enter the unique name for your new page. Give your page a meaningful name that will make sense once you have finished building your site. For example, if you are creating a blog about fashion, you could call your “About” page “fashion blog’, as it will make sense to visitors once the page has been published.
Do not use single words for your page titles or names, as it makes it harder for people to find what they are looking for. Use keywords or phrases that are relevant to your content, but do not put too many keywords in the name. Doing this will eventually cause your page to be flagged as “Not Found” by search engines.
Step 3: Set the page’s slug to be the same as the page’s name
Next, you will need to set the page’s slug. A slug is a short phrase that serves as a unique identifier for a website’s content. To set the slug for a page, click on the page’s “Edit” button. When you click this button, you will be taken to the “Edit Page” page for the selected page. On this page, you will see a Text field. In this field, you will enter the slug for your page, which you will then need to check twice before submitting. If you made a mistake while entering the slug, you can easily go back and fix it on this page.
Do not use spaces in your slug or titles, as it makes it much more difficult for people to find what they are looking for. An example of a bad slug is “ pizza ”, as “pizza” is a common word that could be interpreted as meaning “pizza” in any language. When someone searches for “pizza’,” the results for their search could include pages about shoes, clothing, or computer hardware. To find the page they are looking for, they would have to sift through multiple results or click on a “not found” message.
Step 4: Choose a parent page
The next step is to choose a parent page for your new page. A parent page is a page that has a child page. You can think of a parent page as a template or a starting point for your website page. If you choose a parent page, this is what all of your page’s content will be tied to. When you create a new page with WordPress, the creator will ask you if you want this page to be a child page of another page. If you want to continue building your site and have more than one page, you will need to create more than one parent page.
To create a parent page, click on the parent page’s “Edit” button, located to the right of the page’s title. When you click this button, you will be taken to the “Edit Parent Page” page. On this page, you will see a Select drop-down menu. From here, you will be able to choose the parent page from which you want to create the child page. Once you make this selection, click on the “Add New” button at the bottom of the page.
Step 5: Start building your child page
Once you have chosen a parent page for your page, you can start building your child page. Building a page starts with entering the content in the “Text” field on the “New Page” page. You will then see the “Save page” button at the top of the page. Once you have saved the page, you can click on the “View Page” button to preview how your page looks. Use this opportunity to make any edits that might be necessary. When you are done editing, click on the “Save Page” button again.
Step 6: Repeat these five steps to create more pages
To create additional pages, follow the same steps. You will just need to go through the motions once more. Each time you add a page, WordPress will ask you if you want the new page to become a child page of another existing page. If you say “yes”, you will then be asked for the parent page’s slug, which you will then need to set. While you are building your first five pages, you will not be asked to create a parent page for the new pages, as WordPress assumes that the first five pages you create will be the only ones.
Step 7: Customize the page’s appearance
Once you have built up a good number of pages, you can go back to the “Settings” section on the WordPress dashboard and click on the “Reading” tab. Here, you will see a section titled “Display” with several options for how you want your content to appear. You can choose to have no photos on your page, use only small thumbnails for the photos you do use, or use large, detailed photos.
To have larger photos, click on the link titled “Link Images To Post Thumbnails”. This will open up a page that allows you to choose from a variety of photos from which you can copy and paste the URL for.
You can choose to leave the default “Medium” setting and go with either “Thumbnails” or “Large”umbnails. You will then need to click on the “Save Changes” button at the top of the page to apply these changes and return to the dashboard.
Step 8: Check for errors
Once you have added all of the content and customized the page’s appearances, you can check for errors. To do this, click on the “Edit” button next to the page’s title. When you click on this button, you will be taken to the page’s “Edit” page. On this page, you will see a small error icon next to each line of content. Click on these icons to see the errors for the selected content.
If you see any errors, click on the magnifying glass to the right of the error message to see a pop-up window with instructions on how to fix the error. Otherwise, all of your content should be well-formed and appear as you planned.
Step 9: Publish the page
Once you have verified that all of the content appears as you intended, you can click on the “Edit” button next to the page’s title. When you do this, you will be taken to the page’s “Edit” page. Here, you will see a green “Checkmark” next to the “Publish” button. To publish the page, simply click on the “Publish” button.
As soon as you click “Publish”, you will see a confirmation screen that the page has been published successfully. You can then click on the “Link” button at the top of the page to go back to the dashboard and check if the page is visible to the public.
Congratulations! You now have a functioning WordPress website. You can add more content and pages as you see fit. To keep your content organized and accessible, create categories and tags for your pages.