Creating Pages

To create a new Page, click on Pages in the Dashboard Navigation Menu on the left side and choose Add New. Note: When the site is created, it has a Sample page. You can delete that.

Enter a Title for the page in the “Enter title here” field.  The title of the page is important because it’s also the title of the page’s navigation link in the navigation menu. You want your title to be unique and descriptive, but at the same, time fairly short.

Good Titles

About Us

Patient Forms

Lab Hours


Poor Titles


2016 Annual Conference Information and Registration

UFH-CoM Class of 17’


Editing a Page

To edit an existing page, you have two options.

Your first option is through to your Dashboard Navigation Menu, by selecting Pages, and then searching through the list of pages on your site, and clicking on the title of the page you want to edit.

A second option and quicker way to edit a page is through the Admin bar that appears at the top of your web browser. Once you are logged into the WordPress site, navigate through your site as usual and when you land on the page you want to edit, click on Edit Page in the Admin bar. This will open that page in the editor.


Page Attributes


Pages can have Parent pages.  Parent pages show on the blue site navigation menu (Figure 1) while child pages are in a drop down menu from the parent.  The order is alphabetical unless you set a numerical order in the Page Attributes section.  A larger number in the Order field will move the page to the right in the Navigation bar.

Pages as Navigation

WP-dropdown-menuAs each page is created, the menu will expand.

When creating a page, it will automatically become a top-level or parent page, meaning it will appear on the main menu bar. If a page you’ve created or are editing belongs as a 2nd or 3rd level (child page) of another page, you can choose the Parent page in the Page Attributes section.

You have a limited amount of space for top-level navigation options, so title your pages as concisely as possible.

Reorganizing the Main Menu

The order in which navigation options appear on the menu is determined by the page order. In the Page Attributes section of the Edit Page screen, you can assign a number to a page to determine its order in the hierarchy. However, this can eventually become confusing as the site grows, as time passes, and new users are adding content. The best tool for this purpose is the Tree View option found under Pages in the Dashboard Navigation Menu.

Using the Tree View feature, you can drag and drop pages into the order you want them to appear on the site and saves each move immediately.


Publishing Pages

The Publish area allows you to:WP-publish

Save Draft – save your page/post in draft form so you can work on its content at different times without it appearing on the live site.

Preview – view your page/post as it would appear on the live site.

Visibility – this setting should only be changed if you want the published page/post to be viewable only by certain individuals with access to WordPress or a password that you set. Note: “Password protected” does not mean the content is encrypted. Putting information on your site that contains information on patients or students could violate FERPA and HIPAA.

Revisions – view all revisions to the page/post by each user.

Publish – the page/post is finalized and viewable by site visitors. However, you can edit this setting to publish your page at a later date. Click on Edit, then choose the date you would like your page/post to be published. On that date, the system will publish your page/post automatically.

Move to Trash – delete the page/post from your site. Pages/Posts remain in the Trash and can be restored for 30 days.