How to Use WordPress Static Page Parents and Children
People use the WordPress Pages feature on their sites to create static content (content that does not often change), such as an About Me or Contact Me page. Click the Pages menu in the WordPress Dashboard to reveal the submenu links:
Edit: This link opens the Edit Pages page where you can search, view, edit, and delete pages in your WordPress site.
Add New: This link opens the Add New Page page where you can compose, save, and publish a new page on your blog.
Pages are different from posts on a WordPress website because users typically create a smaller amount of pages with static content, whereas when users have a blog on their site, they are, generally, adding blog posts regularly. WordPress separates posts from pages to distinguish the two types of content.
|Appears in blog post listings||No||Yes|
|Appears as a static page||Yes||No|
|Appears in category archives||No||Yes|
|Appears in monthly archives||No||Yes|
|Appears in Recent Posts listings||No||Yes|
|Appears in site RSS feed||No||Yes|
|Appears in search results||Yes||Yes|
WordPress allows pages to have a hierarchal structure, which can be helpful in your navigation plans for your site, as well as groups together pages that relate to one another topically.
For example, you can create an About Me page that contains a brief biography of you as an author, designer, and public speaker. This About Me page is considered a parent page because it is a top-level page created. Then, you can create child pages underneath the parent page that relate to it, in terms of content. For example, you can create three pages: Design, Books, and Speaking. Each of those pages contains expanded content about each topic, individually. The navigation structure that is created would look something like this:
About Me (http://yourdomain.com/about)
You can see where the grouping of those pages together as parent/child pages makes sense from a navigation perspective and a content delivery perspective.