How to Create a Static Page in WordPress

Hi! Welcome to Today, I’m going to be showing you how to create a static page. Now, a static page appears as a separate page on your blog. So, most people use it to write an About Me page in which you tell your viewers about yourself, or any page that you want dedicated to something in particular. Now, it’s the same process as writing a post, and the only thing is they’re not included in recent posts, categories, or monthly archives. So, it’s its own separate page on your blog, and you can have as many of them as you want.

Now, the first thing that you want to do when you’re on your dashboard is come over to pages in the navigation menu, and click add new. It will bring you to the page where you add your new page. I’ve already went and started. You want to do the same thing that you do when you add a post, so you want to add your title. I’m going to create an About Me page where I’m telling my viewers about myself.

Then here is where you would type your page in the body of this text box. Of course, mine would be a little bit longer, but for now I’m giving a short example. I wanted to just color it up a little bit to make it look nice on my page, and when you’re done writing your title and the body of your text, come over here to where it says page attributes. This is where you have some of the settings for your page. Right here under parent, you select this is you want to choose the page parent, so it allows you to make your static page a subpage of another one or even keep it as your main page. If you want to keep it as your main page, you put it under no parent. If you want to put it as a subpage, you would open it up and select another page for it to be put under.

Then, you have template. Template is where you choose the template you want for your page. So, depending on what WordPress version you have will determine how many you have to choose from. So, I have this one to choose from, and I will make it one column and no sidebar. This is what it’s going to look like when you finally publish it.

Then, underneath you have order. You choose the order you want your page to be in. So, if you want it to appear as the second page, that’s where it will come up in the list of pages that you have. Then if you come down a little lower, you can actually set a featured image, so you can upload an image from your hard drive or from an URL, and put it into your page. So, you do that right here on the bottom.

Then you scroll back up. Like we have already shown you in our post video, you can schedule when you want this page to appear. Then you can save it as a draft or preview it. Of course, you can go ahead and publish it once you are done. I went ahead and did that, and this is how it looks.

Of course, I’m going to go back and create to be longer, my About Me post, but this is just to show you for an example. Whenever you’re looking for your page, they always appear underneath your header. So the more you have, they will start to appear all along this part of the header right here. And that is how you will search for it.

That is how you create a static page. Thank you.


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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.