Creating a page is the first and foremost basic activity that we generally do on our website. Follow this article to know how to create a page in WordPress and add it to a menu.
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Step 1: WordPress ‘Dashboard’ Login.
A screenshot of ‘Dashboard’ can be seen below.
To go to the dashboard login screen, type ‘/wp-admin‘ in url bar after your website url. (Yourdomainame/wp-admin). Provide your user and password in login form to logon to the dashboard.
On the left side you will all the options which can help you to make changes on your website.
Look for pages option and click on it so that you can see the list of pages which are available on your website. This is the place where you can create, edit and delete pages.
To create a new page,
Just click on “Add New” button on the top then it will take you to the new page window where you can see the fields to add ‘Page Title’ and ‘Content’.
Provide the title and add content (text, image, videos etc) of the page in relevant fields and click on the ‘publish’ button which can be found on the right. Now the newly created page is live and can be accessed on your website.
Now, let’s see how to add a page to a menu.
Step 3: ‘Menus’ section under ‘Appearance’
Find the ‘Appearance’ option in the left side bar and hover the pointer on it to see the ‘Menus’ option under it. Just click on the ‘Menus’ to access the various options on menus page.
In menus page you will have the option to create a new menu and add pages you want to show in the website. To create a menu, click on the ‘Create New Menu’ and give some name to the menu and click on ‘Save Menu’ Button.
Now, to add pages to the menu look at the pages section which is left to the menu. There you will find the list of pages which are available on your website. Click on the check boxes before the names of the pages you want to add and then hit ‘Add to Menu’ button which is right below the section.
Now as you can observe, the pages you have selected will be under the menu you have created then hit ‘Save Menu’ button to save the changes.
After the menu creation, you should select where you want to show this on the front page, i.e. in header or footer section of your website.
To choose the position of menu, scroll down till you find ‘Menu Setting’ where you need to tick the desired position and click on save menu. Then, refresh your homepage to see your menu in the chosen position.
Hope this article helps you know how to create a page in wordpress and it to a menu. If you have further doubts on wordpress or any suggestions, feel free to drop your suggestions / queries in the comment section below.
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