There are a few simple ways to create a new page:
- The very top part of your screen (above where your Dashboard ends) is known as the Administration Screen. You will find a few options which include View Page, as well as your particular Log In name. Move your cursor to the left where it says Add New and hover over the downward pointing arrow. Click it to view a list of commands. Click on Page.
- In the left hand column (also known as your Navigation Menu), hover cursor over Pages and click the downward facing arrow to view more commands. Choose Add New.
Titling your page is important. Not only is is visible to your site viewers, but it is how search engines assume the content of the page since the title of your page also appears in the URL. For instance, the title of this page is “Create a New Page”. The URL is http://www.plymouth.edu/public-relations/web-guide/pages/create-a-new-page/
You can see how the name and URL are directly linked. But what happens if you need to change the title of your page and want your URL to reflect that change? You will have to change the URL name manually. Luckily, WordPress makes this easy to do.
In your Edit Page screen, you will see a copy of the page’s URL directly under the title. By choosing Edit to the right of the URL, you can alter the highlighted section.
**Note: It is very important that your URL contains vital information about your blog for many reasons. One very important reason is that search engines, such as Google, use URLs to determine the content of a page. If your URL reads “…pages/how-bees-make-honey/”, someone searching for “How to make honey” will likely run into your site. If your site is actually about how to make coffee, the search engine has no way of know this and will still return it in a search on how to make honey. Furthermore, someone searching “How to make coffee” will not see your page listed in their results list.**