Adding or Editing Pages

Adding New Page

After clicking on the Pages menu option you’ll be shown a list of Pages that your site contains. Among the information displayed is the Page title, the Author, No. of Comments and either the Date Published or the Date the Page was Last Modified. The Pages screen will look similar to screen below.

At the top of the page you can view how many Pages in total you have in your site, how many have been published by yourself or how many are Published or in Draft.

When hovering your cursor over each row, a few links will appear beneath the Page title.

  • Edit: Will allow you to edit your Page. This is the same as clicking on the Page title
  • Quick Edit: Allows you to edit basic Page information such as Title, Slug, Date plus a few other options
  • Trash: Will send the Page to the Trash. Once the Trash is emptied, the page is deleted
  • View: Displays the Page. If the Page hasn’t been published yet, this will say Preview

Next to each Page title is a checkbox. This allows you to perform an action on multiple items at once. You simply check the Pages that you would like to affect and then from the Bulk Actions dropdown select either the Edit option or the Move to Trash option and then click the Apply button. The Edit option will allow you to edit the Author, Parent, Template, whether to allow Comments or not and the Status of each of the checked items. The Move to Trash option will move the selected items to the Trash. You can also filter the pages that are displayed using the dropdown list and the Filter button.

Editing a Page

When hovering your cursor over each row, a few links will appear beneath the Page title.

  • Edit | Quick Edit | Trash | View
  • Click on Edit Will allow you to edit your Page.
  • After clicking Edit you will see the Editor – Look Screen Below:

Editor Tool Functions

The editor used to enter content into your Page or Post is very easy to use. It’s much like using a regular word processor, with toolbar buttons that allow you to Bold (Bold) or Italicize (Italic) text or enter in Headings (Style) or bullet points (Bulletered List Numbered List). You can even use most of the basic keyboard shortcuts used in other text editors. For example: Shift+Enter inserts a line break, Ctrl+C/Cmd+C = copy, Ctrl+X/Cmd+X = cut, Ctrl+Z/Cmd+Z = undo, Ctrl+Y/Cmd+Y = redo, Ctrl+A/Cmd+A = select all, etc. (use the Ctrl key on a PC or the Command key on a Mac).

When adding content to your page, the Visual Editor expands to fit your content, rather than simply scrolling. On top of that, no matter how tall the Visual Editor becomes, the toolbar buttons will be available at all times by sticking to the top of the page.

At the top of the editor there are two tabs, Visual and Text (Visual/Text). These switch the editor view between the Visual Editor and the Text editor. The Text view will enable you to view the HTML code that makes up your content. For the more experienced users this can be helpful at times but for those not familiar with HTML tags, it’s not recommended.

At the top of the editor where your content is written, there are numerous formatting buttons. Clicking the Toolbar Toggle button (Toolbar Toggle) will show or hide a second line of formatting buttons which gives you extra functionality. The editor buttons perform the following functions:

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