How to Create a Static Page for Your Blog - dummies

How to Create a Static Page for Your Blog

By Lisa Sabin-Wilson, Matt Mullenweg

Static pages appear as separate pages on your blog rather than within your blog. You can use this feature to write, for example, an About page, on which you give all the wild and woolly details about yourself.


  1. Click the Add New link in the Pages menu.

    The Add New Page page appears.

  2. Type the title of your page in the Title text box.

    If you are creating an About page, call it About Your Name. For example, About Joe Smith.

  3. Type the body of your page in the Page text box.

  4. Set the options for your page by using the option boxes below the Page text box.

    To display these boxes, click the white arrow to the left of each option title. The following options appear:

    Discussion: By default, the Allow Comments and Allow Pings boxes are selected. Deselect them if you don’t want to allow comments or pings.

    Parent: Choose the page parent from the drop-down menu if you want to make the static page a subpage of another page you’ve created.

    Template: If the theme you’re using has page templates available, choose from this drop-down menu the template you want to use for the page.

    Order: Enter a number in the text box that reflects the order in which you want this page to display on your site. If you want this page to be the third page listed, for example, enter 3.

  5. Scroll back to the top of the page and choose options from the Publish Status drop-down menu.

    These options are the same as the Publish Status options that are available when you’re writing a new blog page.

  6. Click the Save or Publish button when you’re done to save your work.