21 Days to a WordPress Blog: Day 12: Creating Pages

Whether you need a simple site for your business, want to start a blog or just want to try building a WordPress website, you’ll learn all the basics in these daily lessons. In three weeks—and about 30 minutes a day—you’ll build your first WordPress blog.

Pages are very similar in nature to posts. The big difference is taxonomy—you can’t tag or categorize pages. Most themes don’t display the date, author or comments on Pages by default—but this functionality can be added in the admin area. 

When you add content to pages, everything works just like it does with posts, except for Page Hierarchy and Order. In the screenshot you see the Page Attributes window on the right side of the screen on the Edit Page page. Here you can decide if a page has a parent and where it should appear in the list. This makes it easy to arrange your pages in a way that makes sense for the user. 

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Once you’ve made these changes, you can see your hierarchy in action on the All Pages page. The default display is by hierarchy, but you can also display your pages by name or date published.

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Tomorrow: Navigation and menus

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