Create a Page in WordPress

The two main components of your WordPress site are Pages and Posts.  Pages are often used for “static” content.  For example, information about who you are will probably be well-suited for a page that you create once and edit occasionally.

To create a page

  • On the left navigation menu, click on “Pages.”
  • On the submenu that appears, click “Add New.”
  • Give your page a title.

Give your page a title

  • Add the body text for your page.

Add the text for your page. The editor above the text box will allow you to do some basic formatting much like a word processor.

  • If you want to add an image to your page, click on the first icon next to “Upload/Insert” above the upper-left corner of the text box.  Click “Select Files” and find the image on your computer that you want insert.  Scroll down and click “Insert Into Post”.  (More instructions for inserting images.)
  • Click “Publish” and view your new page.

Click Publish if you want your page to be available on the web immediately. Otherwise, you can click "Save Draft" and work on it later. You can also preview your page if you want to see how it looks without publishing it.

About Evan Cordulack

Evan Cordulack is a Web Applications Specialist for Academic Technology. He helps faculty members with Web-based projects related to their research and teaching. He earned his PhD in American Studies at William & Mary in 2013. Find him at