How to Create a Static Page with WordPress - dummies

How to Create a Static Page with WordPress

By Lisa Sabin-Wilson

To have a static page appear on the front page of your WordPress site, you need to create that page. Your front page is important. You want to make a strong first impression Follow these steps to create a state page:

  1. From the Dashboard, choose Pages→Add New.

    The Add New Page screen opens where you can write a new page to your WordPress site.


  2. Type a title for the page toward the top.

    For example, if you want to create a Welcome page as the front page for your website, you can enter Welcome to my website for the page title.

  3. Type the content of your page in the text box.

    The content you include here is up to you. You can simply use text or a combination of text and images, and even a featured image if your theme is using that feature in WordPress.

  4. In the Page Attributes section, set the options for this page, as needed:

    • Parent: Leave this set to (No Parent) because this is the page you will use as the front page of your site. With other pages, you can set the page as a subpage, underneath a top-level, or parent, page to create a hierarchy of pages for your site navigation.

    • Template: The Template option is set to Default Template. This setting tells WordPress that you want to use the default Page template (page.php in your theme template files) to format the page you’re creating. The default template is the default setting for all pages you create.

    • Order: This is the order in which you’d like this page to appear in your navigation menu, if you are not using the built-in menu feature in WordPress and are using the wp_list_pages() template tag.

  5. (Optional) If you want to preview your page before publishing it, click the Preview button in the upper-right corner.

  6. When you’re satisfied with your page, click the Publish button.

    The page is saved to your database and published to your WordPress site with its own individual URL. The URL for the static page consists of your website URL and the title of the page. For example, if you titled your page About Me, the URL of the page is