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How to create your first page

First, let’s talk about the basic stuff: what’s the difference between a post and a page?

Your posts will show up in your blog feed, while pages are meant to be static content that is useful to your readers. Think “About” page or “Contact” page. They’re where you hold important information that will be linked throughout your website that you don’t want to lose.

Here are some examples of pages you might want to have on your site:

  • About page
  • Contact page
  • Privacy Policy page
  • Work-with-me page

When debating if something should be a page or a post, consider this: do you plan on linking to it from your main menu, or is it content that can be found when people are going through your posts?

If it’s something that’s an important piece of information you’ll definitely have in your menu, then go for a page!

If it’s a piece of content that you’d love people to read but it’s not necessary to read, then it can be a blog post.

Let’s create your page!

Once you’re logged in your admin dashboard, go to Pages > Add New.

The editor will look almost exactly the same as when you’re creating a blog post. The main difference is that you won’t have the same options, like categories and tags. Those don’t apply to pages.

Add your content, hit publish and I’ll show you how to link your pages to your menu in the next tutorial! 🙂