Unlike other types of posts, “Pages” do not automatically appear on any list. If you create a page, readers will not be able to get to it unless you explicitly create a link on another page that they have access to.

Consider a traditional web site where you start at a main page that has links to other pages, which in turn have links to more pages. That is how “Page” posts work.

To create a new Page use the “+New” menu on the top menu bar that appears at the top of the screen when you are logged in, or use the “Pages|Add New” menu from the sidebar on any admin page.

To edit an existing Page click the Edit button.

If you can’t get to the page, go directly to the site admin dashboard at, or use  “<site name>|Edit Site” on the top menu bar if you are already logged in. Then select “Pages|All Pages” on the sidebar, find the Page using the Search function if necessary, and click “Edit.”

These posts can contain anything that you want. A few common-sense suggestions:

  • People don’t like to read long blocks of text.
  • Use headers and sub-headers to break up your text into groups of no more than 4 paragraphs.
  • Make long text more visually interesting by adding images. Try to space the image so that at least one is visible no matter how the page is scrolled.

If your pages are organized in a hierarchy use the Page Attributes box to assign the appropriate parent page to each child page. This allows WordPress to construct an appropriate URL for the page, which in turn helps search engines to index it correctly.


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