Basic Content Pages

This template includes styling for regular text content pages as well as links and posts. Pages in WordPress are “static” content that can only be seen if you create a link to them. This could be a page with contact information, an about page, or a resource page like a glossary. Pages are created using the Pages section in the WordPress admin and can be shown using a few different methods.

  1. First, create a page by going to Pages, then Add New in the WordPress admin.
  2. Add a title (keep it short) and content, then click Publish on the right.
  3. Pages can be updated and deleted once they are published. Keep in mind if you delete a page that links to that page will now point to an error.

After creating the page, you can link to it a number of different ways:

  1. Manually link using a static link on any other page. Highlight the word or phrase you want to link, then click the “Insert/edit link” button (looks like a chain piece).
  2. Add the standard WordPress Pages widget: to create an automatic list:
    1. In the WordPress admin, go to Appearance, then Widgets.
    2. Look for the “Pages” widget. Drag this widget to the location you’d like in one of the three columns.
    3. Add a “Title” if you’d like, select a “Sort By” option, and enter pages you’d like to be excluded using their page ID (how to find the page ID).
    4. Save the widget and reload the page to see it appear.
  3. Use the WordPress Menu system. The WP-Drudge template has two menu locations built it: at the top and in the footer. Using menus is quite simple; here’s a great WordPress tutorial on how to add links using the Menu function. Basically:
    1. In the WordPress admin, go to Appearance, then Menus.
    2. Create a new Menu and add it to the location you want to use.
    3. Add page links and re-name and re-order as desired.
    4. Save the menu to have it appear on the site