You can create new pages for your site with a smaller-screen device, like a tablet or a smart phone, but it’s much easier using a browser on your computer, or on a device with a larger screen, with a keyboard and a mouse. These instructions and screen images apply to that kind of setup.
Create the New Page
To create a new page in WordPress from the Dashboard, select Pages : Add New (you can also click the [Add New] button at the top of any Edit Page).
The Add New Page editor screen appears.
Add the Page Contents
On Add New Page, you can add and format your selected page’s:
- title and text
- text formatting
- page attributes
Plus, you’ll find lots of other options — these are the most important ones and what we cover below.
Enter the Title
The page title appears on the browser tab or title bar when visitors open your page. WordPress also uses the page title in the Page lists and menus. Keep it short!
Pro Tip: To improve page SEO performance, use important and relevant keywords in your Page Title
To add a page title:
- Click in the field labeled Enter title here
- Type or paste your title
Note that you can’t format the page title. WordPress formats the page title for you automatically.
The large white box below the Visual editor toolbar is where you will enter or paste the text for your new page. It’s also where you add images and other media, like video. Go ahead and start typing, or paste text from another source, like a word processor file. If you paste text, be sure to paste clean text to avoid formatting problems, and improve your new page’s performance and SEO.
Page Editing Tips
- Use the Visual editor to update the content on your page. The Visual editor is fast, accurate, and shows you a formatted version of your page. It creates pages that are quick to load and optimized for SEO. You can use other WordPress editing tools besides the Visual editor on your page, but the Visual editor is the first and best choice.
- Format your text in WordPress so it’s easier to read, This will also improve your page’s SEO performance.
Save Your Edits
Not ready to publish your page? Click the [Save Draft] button. Do this often! This is the best way to save your new page while you are working on it, before you’re ready for the world to see it.
After you save your new page as a Draft, a message appears at the top of the screen:
Page draft updated. Preview page
This is a great opportunity to see what your new page will look like on your site. Just click the Preview Page link, or use the [Preview] button. Pro tip: always save your page as a draft before you preview it.
Publish and Review Changes to Your Page
After you’ve created your page, you’ll need to save your changes so that they are visible to visitors to your site. Since you’ve already saved your new page as a draft, you now need to publish your page to show it to your site’s visitors. Use the Publish box in the upper right to publish your page and change the Publish settings for your You may want to change the visibility of your page from the default setting (Public) but the other two settings (Private and Password Protected) will hide the page from most visitors to your site.
To save and publish your page, in the Publish box (top of the right hand column), click the [Publish] button. Once you’ve clicked [Publish] this button will now be labelled [Update]
Important: you must click [Publish] to save your changes and see your changes appear on your site.
After your page saves (publishes), a message appears right below the Edit Page title:
Page published. View page
Click the View page link to see your changes as they appear to visitors to your site.
Click Edit Page on the WordPress Toolbar to return to the page editor quickly. Once you’re done editing your page, click [Update], then click any menu item on the left menu to leave the page editor. You can always go to the Dashboard, or click Pages : All Pages to view the list of pages in your site and select another page to update.