You can add a new page to your WordPress blog by clicking on the Pages – Add New link as follows:
Further, you can edit a page in two modes:
- The HTML mode shows the content where you can directly change the source code of the web page.
- The Visual mode shows the content formatted in a WYSIWYG format. You can add any type of content such as media (image, YouTube videos etc.), shortcodes or even payment buttons into the body of a page.
A page can be set as a homepage under Settings – Reading. That means the homepage will be a static page instead of a usual blog type page.
For example, here at BlashO I have setup the homepage as a static page instead of the default homepage where I have showcased many kinds of stuff on it.
- The above screenshot shows how to setup a static homepage instead of a debug homepage.
- You can refer to this another article on how to change the default homepage?
Pages are hierarchical.
That means you can create parent page and classify several other pages as sub-pages under the parent page. The page hierarchical order can be set up using the Page Attributes section by picking the Parent page as follows:
There are page templates available in WordPress that can be used to set up the look and feel of a specific page. The templates are dependent on your WordPress theme.
- For example, the Avada theme or the Elegant theme has a lot of options available to easily change the look and feel of a static page based on your own requirements.
- The above screenshot shows the Template selected as “100% Width”.
Similar to blog posts widgets, you can also add a Widget to the sidebar of a page. In fact, you can customize the sidebar design specific to each page which gives you more freedom to design pages.
In short, Pages are static web pages on a WordPress blog which are less frequently changed.