Your website is like a book, and each page is like a page in that book. It has its own heading, content and images that make up the page.
However, don’t get pages and posts mixed up: posts are snippets of content that you add to pages, much like the paragraphs on a page. You can link posts to pre-existing pages and pages to other main pages – which is probably why WordPress can seem quite confusing! However, it becomes easy to differentiate once you get used to creating the main pages of your website. Let’s focus on creating a WordPress page first. Login into your website’s WordPress like so: https://(yourdomainnamehere).com.au/wp-admin/ Enter your username and login in details you have received. You should see the dashboard of your website come up with a toolbar on the left-hand side with everything you need to know.
Under ‘Media’ in the left-hand toolbar, you should see ‘Pages’. Click on pages to open your pages list. (Alternatively, a small menu will pop up when you hover on ‘Pages’. You can click ‘Add New’ to skip the next step).
This is your editor. To add content to this page, you can simply type in the big blank box. Let’s create an ‘About’ section as an example.
I have inserted some dummy text to fill the page, but you can add whatever you need for your page. Don’t forget to add a title in the title space!
This is what the page looks like as a preview. To preview your work, find the ‘Preview’ button on the right-hand side under ‘Publish’. It will open in a new tab.
It is quite small, as the page has minimal content. But, when you add more, it will become larger.
To edit a page with your added editor, click on ‘Use [blank] Builder’. We have our own WMA builder which we use. It usually sits above the big blank box which we typed in previously.
This will replace the big blank box and reveal your editor.
Click on the ‘Insert Column’, chose the layout of your media – we’ll chose the first option, a traditional layout.
The label will change to ‘Insert Module’ which when clicked, will let you choose what type of media you’d like to add.
Scroll down and select ‘Text’, ‘Save and Exit’ and it should appear as a grey row in your builder. The text editor will pop up so you can insert your content in the blank section.
Once you’re done, click ‘Save and Exit’ and preview your post.
It should look something like this.
Return to your post editor and if you are happy, publish the WordPress page to your site. You’ve just edited the contents of your page!
Once you get used to the feature, you can add additional photos, videos and page links to a page using the same method as when you add ‘Text’ – that large list of modules will help display many forms of content and media on your page.
With an editor like the WMA builder, you can drag and drop, replace and swap modules to suit your WordPress page – no need to delete and remake all the time!