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Pages

Pages are static. That means that the information displayed on a page doesn’t change, or doesn’t change often. A great example of a page would be the About or Contact Us section of a website.

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Create a New Page

Watch the video below for a quick overview of how it works, and read below for more examples and settings.

To add a new page, navigate to My Sites → Pages and then Add New Page:

Screenshot of "Add New Page" button.

You’ll land on the Editor, where you can add text, media, embeds, contact forms, or any other content for your page. Customize, review, save, or publish your new page using the editor settings.


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Edit a Page

If you would like to edit an existing page, head to My Sites → Pages on the left menu. Next to the page you’d like to edit, select Edit from the dropdown.

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Setting a "Home" Page

By default the front page of new WordPress.com sites will display posts from your blog. If you would like to create a more traditional website, add a page called “Home” and add any content you want to display. Next, head to My Sites → Design → Customize and select Homepage Settings. Choose your new “Home” page as the front page for your site. Here are more detailed steps for added help.


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Creating a "Blog" Page

Again, by default the front page of new WordPress.com sites will display posts from your blog. If you prefer to have a static homepage with a link to your blog on a separate page, create a new page and give it a telling name, like “Blog,” “Company Blog,” “Updates,” or “News.” Then head to My Sites → Design → Customize and select Homepage Settings. Under the “Posts page” dropdown, select the new page you would like to display your posts.


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Create Sub-Pages / Page Order

The Page Attributes module in the editor allows you to set page parents and templates, and to change the order of your pages.

Also, if you have a theme that supports the Custom Menus Feature you can:

  • Change the order of pages
  • Nest pages to create sub-menus
  • Display posts on different pages by creating category pages
  • Add custom links to the navigation menu

Take a look at the Menu Support Page to learn more.


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How to Find the Page ID

You can find the Page ID in the Edit Page URL. For example, the page ID for the following example is “58167694.”

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Getting your pages to look just right

Your site’s Theme and the widgets you add to your site via Customize will dictate how your site’s pages look. For more information on getting the look and feel of your site just right, take a peek at our walkthrough of Customization Options.

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