Making More Pages on Your WordPress Website
A few months ago, I wrote about how to create a WordPress media page from scratch. The idea was to show you how simple it can be to create a completely unique page for your WordPress site using the built-in tools available. Since publishing that article, I’ve gotten hundreds of emails and comments from readers who wanted to know more about adding more content to existing media pages or creating completely new ones from scratch. So I decided to write another article to help answer those questions! In this article, we’ll discuss how to create more media pages on your WordPress site using both the built-in tools and third-party plugins. We’ll cover everything from the basic process of adding a new page to your WordPress site to the different types of media you can add to it.
Why Should You Have More Than One Media Page On Your WordPress Site?
WordPress was originally built for news websites. Back in the day, they were the hot new thing and allowed anyone to set up a blog in minutes. Nowadays, everyone and their brother is using WordPress for their blogs. It is incredibly flexible and easy to use and adapt to whatever type of content you want to put out there. This is why every WordPress website usually has several pages. Whether you have a general news page or a magazine-style news section, you’re going to want to have a page for each unique topic you cover. Otherwise, it can be difficult to navigate and find the information you’re looking for when you have so many similar pages.
Even though WordPress was designed for blogs, it has so many features built in to make creating something a little more professional easier. Things like using image templates to automatically resize your images when you upload them, utilizing automatic content generation tools to populate your content with relevant quotes, images, and more. All of these tools can be found in the dashboard, allowing you to focus more on content creation rather than trying to figure out how to use an outdated template to get the job done.
How Do You Add A New Media Page To Your WordPress Site?
There are two ways you can add a new page to your WordPress site. The first one is through the dashboard, where you’ll find all of the necessary tools you need to manage and grow your site. To add a new page, click on the “Pages” link in the dashboard and then click on the “+ Add New” button at the top of the page.
This will open up the dashboard page’s panel where you can find a large section dedicated to adding new content. At the bottom of this panel, you’ll see a search box as well as section names like “Recent Posts,” “Top Posts,” and “Archives.” These are all dedicated to showing you the content that has been posted on your site over the past year, arranged by most recent post or most relevant post, respectively.
To add a new page, simply search for the topic you’re interested in writing about in the search box and click on the “Add New” button next to the topic’s name.
A modal window will then open up, allowing you to configure the new page’s details. Fill in the necessary information like the page’s title and subtitle and its content. Once you’ve entered the necessary information, click on the “Publish” button at the top right to save the new page and return to the dashboard.
The second method to add a new page is through the WordPress.org website. On this front page, you’ll find a large area at the top that’s dedicated to introducing you to new features and changes coming in the next version of WordPress. At the bottom of this area, you’ll see a link to the “Add New” page for the dashboard where you can add your own content. To add a new page, simply click on the “Add New” button and fill in the necessary information like the page’s title and content.
WordPress will then ask you to choose a template that you’d like to use for the new page from a drop-down menu. From here, you can click on the “Continue” button to continue to the next step of configuring the page.
What Are The Different Types Of Media You Can Add To A Media Page?
Let’s discuss each type of media in turn and how you can add it to an existing page.
Adding images to your content is as easy as pie. Simply go to your dashboard and click on the “Posts” menu at the top. Then, click on the “Add New” button and search for the keyword or topic you’d like to write about. When you find a relevant image, click on the “Use this file” button, and the image will appear in a box at the top of the page.
This is also where you can find the “Insert Image” button. Just click on this button and a box will appear with the image you selected. Then, click on the “Insert Into Post” button to insert the image in the current content.
You can also find the “Image” menu inside your posts. This is a huge timesaver since you don’t always have to search for an image when you’re writing a post, as opposed to when you’re writing a page. As long as you have an image, you can add it to your content anywhere in your post via the “Image” menu. This saves you a lot of time and lets you put more content out there faster.
Adding videos to your content can be slightly more difficult. The first step is to find a relevant video and click on the “Use this file” button to bring up the box. Then, you can click on the “Insert into Post” button to insert the video in the current content.
One thing to keep in mind is that most video hosting platforms like YouTube limit the number of videos you can upload to your site to 500 per month. If you want to add more than this, you’ll have to connect your YouTube account to your WordPress site and then use a different video hosting platform.
You may be wondering what a web page is and why it’s different from a blog post. A web page is, simply put, a document that can contain content like text and images but also has other elements like a web address, social media sharing buttons, and more. To add a web page to your WordPress site, click on the “Pages” link in the dashboard and then click on the “+ Add New” button at the top of the page. Next, search for the topic you’d like to write about and then click on the “Add New” button next to it.
You’ll then be brought to the dashboard’s main page. On this page, you’ll see a large section at the top that’s dedicated to adding new content. At the bottom of this area, you’ll see a search box as well as section names like “Recent Posts,” “Top Posts,” and “Archives.” These are all dedicated to showing you the content that has been posted on your site over the past year, arranged by most recent post or most relevant post, respectively. To the left, you’ll see a column of icons with the icons arranged by increasing size from left to right. Simply click on the icons to go to the associated page.
Each section in the dashboard is dedicated to helping you find content to add to your site. You’ll find the “Add New” section at the bottom of the dashboard, as well as the icon-filled column to the left, which we just mentioned. These are both places you can find unique content you can use to write about.
Where Can I Find More Information About Adding More Pages To My WordPress Site?
There are several places you can find more information about adding more pages to your WordPress site. First, the WordPress.org website itself has a whole page dedicated to answering frequently asked questions about the platform. This page is a great starting point if you’ve never used WordPress or are looking for more information about adding more content to your existing site. You’ll also find numerous WordPress-related articles on our sister site, Tech Radar – all of which are worth reading for anyone looking to get more from their WordPress experience. Finally, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly through our Facebook page or email if you’ve got more questions.