Create pages

There are 2 types of pages in WordPress that we’ll cover: “static” or evergreen content added in the backend using the Pages option and automatically generated “dynamic” pages that don’t have an interface in the admin.

First, the Page content type.

Pages

Pages in WordPress are very similar to Posts except that they are not organized by date. The Title and Body fields work identically to Posts but there are no featured images or taxonomies (categories and tags).

There’s not a lot to say about Pages except that they exist and they’re used, typically, for evergreen content on the site like About or Contact pages.

wpwb_sub_page_menu The one feature built into WP Writer’s block that can help organization is an automatic child page navigation that appears on pages with sub pages. To add a sub-page:

  1. First, create the top-level, or “parent,” page and Publish it. 
  2. Now, create a second page and, on the right under “Parent” in the “Page Attributes” section, select the first page you created. When this page is published, it will become a sub-page (or child) to the parent you selected.
  3. On the parent page and child pages, a navigation menu will appear that will help readers move around throughout the section.

Automatic pages

The automatically-created pages in WordPress exist to organize and display multiple posts. These are also sometimes called Archive pages. The archive pages that are automatically created in WordPress are listed below.

Navigating to these pages can be done by either adding a link from your menu, within your content, or adding a widget.

Post format archives

These are created for the post formats and can have a link displayed on each post and listing is the “Show linked post type” setting is turned on. There is currently not an archive for the “standard” format.

Author archives

Each author has their own page on the site which can be accessed if the “Show author name and link” setting is turned on.

Category and tag archives

These are aggregated under the categories and tags you’ve created in the site. There is an archive page for each term, whether its a tag or a category.

Date archives

These pages are created for days, months, and years of time. While all pages for all dates are generated, some could be empty depending on how much content you have in the system.

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