Content Pages

The main part of your site are the content pages. This is where you add the text, documents, links, images, and video that make up your site. To create and edit content pages, click on the Pages option on the WordPress dashboard.

 

Adding a new Page

To add a new page to your website, click simply click “Add New” at the top of the Pages management screen. If you want to edit an existing page, just click on the “Edit” button for the page you want to edit. If you see the “Front Page” label next to one of your pages, that means this is the page you selected as your homepage.

Screenshot of Pages screen

Let’s add a new page. Click “Add New” and you will see a new blank page appear. To start, add the title of your page. I’m going to call this page “Page 1”. We will go over how to add content to each page next.

Editing the Page Content

When editing or adding pages in WordPress, you will use a block editor called Gutenberg. Gutenberg uses different types of blocks to edit page content, like paragraph blocks, heading blocks, and image blocks. Through blocks, you can edit anything about the specific page you have selected, such as the title, the text and adding images, videos, and documents. The Gutenberg editor is one of the most powerful tools you have in WordPress and allows you to create content-driven pages that meet your needs.To add a block to your page, click the plus (+) button in the top left-hand corner of the screen.

Screenshot of "Page 1"

Screenshot of blocks in Gutenberg editor

 

As you can see in the image, these are just a few of the many blocks you can add to a page. Simply click on the block you want to add to your page and begin! In addition to the paragraph, heading, and image blocks, you can also add blocks for tables, columns, buttons, and more to a page. Let’s start by adding a Paragraph block.

 

 

Screenshot of paragraph block. The text says: "This is a paragraph block. Here you can type all of your body text. You can also bold, italicize, and link text as well as change the color and size of your text!"

It is important to know that there are often additional customization settings on the far right-hand side of the screen. Make sure to experiment to see the additional settings each block offers. When you are done editing a page, remember to click the “Update” or “Publish” button in the top left-hand corner to save your changes.

Screenshot of additional customization settings

Next, we will cover how to embed documents into your WordPress pages.

 

Next Session: Embedding Documents

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