Turning a Page with Page Layouts

Need to add a new page to your site but don’t know where to start? Making a brand new site on WordPress.com and want to design a homepage quickly? There’s a new addition to the WordPress experience that’ll help with exactly that.

Let’s take a look at Page Layouts! They’re pre-designed pages you can drop content into, without needing to decide what to put where.

To add a Page Layout to your site, head to My Sites > Site > Pages and click the “Add New Page” button — it’s the pink one:

Next, we’ll show you a selection of layouts you can choose from — there are layouts available for

  • About pages
  • Contact pages
  • Services pages
  • Portfolio pages
  • Restaurant Menu, Team, and Blog pages
  • and even starting points for Home pages

Here’s one of the available Portfolio Page Layouts, for example.

These layouts are all made using blocks in our block editor, which means you can edit the images, content, and layout all in one place. Start by replacing the default images and text, and you’ll be on your way!

You can use Page Layouts to make great-looking pages with only a few clicks. For inspiration, here are a selection of layouts using a variety of WordPress.com themes.

And if you need help getting started you’ll find more detailed information on all of the above in our support documentation for Page Layouts.

What other types of pages and designs would be useful for your site? Let us know what you’d like to see — we’d love to hear from you!


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  1. Ab

    Very handy! Thank you!

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Alsok

    I don’t see: “My Sites > Site > Pages” and can’t click the “Add New Page” button. What do I need install? Thanks!

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Anjali Roy

    Is it possible to access these layouts using ‘Classic Editor’?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Ian Stewart

      They won’t be available in the Classic Editor. These Layouts are built using the Blocks and tools provided by our Block Editor so they’ll only be available there.

      Liked by 5 people

  4. Samuelito

    I’ve already taken advantage of the “About” and “Contact” pages. Thank you! I’d like to see a FAQ page — and also a “description list” block ( in HTML) with terms and descriptions.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. John Haywood

    This is great and very timely as I need to do a huge update and overhaul of my ‘gallery’ page so I’m off now to check out the portfolio templates – thanks WordPress!

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Comfort

    I’m new to WordPress and this has been helpful. Many thanks. 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  7. My Sewful Retirement

    Thanks for the info…perfect timing as I’m needing to make a few changes to my blog!

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Venkatacharya

    Thanks for introducing these wonderful features.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Lindsey Ahmet

    Interesting, thanks for the update!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. ChrisTonaldo

    Wow. Thank you for the amazing post.

    Liked by 4 people

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