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.
- First, create a page by going to Pages, then Add New in the WordPress admin.
- Add a title (keep it short) and content, then click Publish on the right.
- 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:
- 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).
- Add the standard WordPress Pages widget: to create an automatic list:
- In the WordPress admin, go to Appearance, then Widgets.
- Look for the “Pages” widget. Drag this widget to the location you’d like in one of the three columns.
- 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).
- Save the widget and reload the page to see it appear.
- 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:
- In the WordPress admin, go to Appearance, then Menus.
- Create a new Menu and add it to the location you want to use.
- Add page links and re-name and re-order as desired.
- Save the menu to have it appear on the site