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Pages

Pages are static. That means that the information displayed on a page doesn’t change, or doesn’t change often. A great example of a page would be the ‘About’ or ‘Contact Us’ section of a website.

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Your Pages

To view your site’s pages, navigate to My Site(s) → Site → Pages. On this screen, you will see four tabs:

  • Published: pages that are visible on your site.
  • Drafts: pages you’re still working on that haven’t been published yet.
  • Scheduled: pages you have set to be published at a future time. Here’s how.
  • Trashed: pages you have deleted. They can be restored from the trash for 30 days. After that, they are permanently deleted.

If you have multiple users on your website, you will also see tabs for pages you have created (the Me tab) and pages created by all users on your site (the Everyone tab).

You can search all of your pages by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner.

Each page has some options you will find by clicking on the three dots next to a page’s title. These options include:

An example of a Pages screen, showing the tabs for Published, Drafts, Scheduled, and Trashed.
The Pages screen

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Create a New Page

To add a new page to your site, navigate to My Site(s) → Site → Pages and then click Add New Page.

You’ll be taken to the Editor where you can add text, media, embeds, contact forms, or any other content for your page. Please see this guide to learn how to edit with WordPress.


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Edit a Page

The three dots next to a page is selected, and more options appear, including the Edit button.

If you would like to edit an existing page, go to My Site(s) → Site → Pages on the left menu. Click on the title of the page you’d like to edit. You can also click the … (three dots) next to the page title and select Edit from the options.

You’ll be taken to the Editor where you can add text, media, embeds, contact forms, or any other content for your page. Please see this guide to learn how to edit with WordPress.


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Page Settings

When working on your page, you’ll see the Page settings on the right side of your screen.

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If the page settings are not there, you may need to click on the ⚙️ (gear) icon in the top right corner to bring up the settings.

Here you will find the following options:

  • Status & Visibility: Tells you basic information about the page, including the author, visibility status, and publish date. Learn more about these settings.
  • Revisions: Allows you to see up to 20 of the most recently saved changes to the page.
  • Permalink: The URL that the page will appear at. By default, this is the title you give the page.
  • Tags: Allows you to add or assign tags to the page.
  • Featured Image: Allows you to display unique custom header images for specific pages or set thumbnails for special features of your theme.
  • Excerpt: Write a brief excerpt for the page that may appear on various thumbnails throughout the site, or as a preview for search engine results.
  • Discussion: Lets you toggle comments.
  • Page Attributes: Allows you to set theme-specific templates for your page and assign parent pages.

In the top right above the Page settings, you’ll see a toolbar that looks like this:

From left to right:

  • Switch to Draft: Allows you to turn a published page back into a draft. (If you’re working on an unpublished draft, this will say Save as Draft.)
  • Preview: See what your page will look like on the live site.
  • Update: Select to save changes you’ve made to a published page. (If you’re working on an unpublished draft, this will say Publish.)
  • Gear Icon: Use to toggle the Page or Block settings module.
  • Jetpack Icon: Use to see Jetpack specific options like sharing and shortlinks.
  • Ellipses Menu: (the three vertical dots) Open more page editor settings, including ways to edit the entire page via HTML, manage reusable blocks, copy the entire content of the page, focus on one block at a time, and more!

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Set a "Home" Page

The homepage is the front page of your site and the first page that visitors see. There are two ways to choose your homepage:

Set a Homepage via the Pages Screen

At My Site → Site → Pages, click on the three dots next to a page. Then, select ‘Set as Homepage’.

Set a Homepage via Customize

Go to My Sites() → Design → Customize and select Homepage Settings. Select A static page and choose your new page as the front page for your site. Here are more detailed steps for added help.

The settings screen at Customize → Homepage Settings

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Create a Blog Page

The blog page is a page that will display all your posts and update automatically each time you publish a new post. There are two ways to choose your blog page:

Set a Posts Page via the Pages Screen

At My Site → Site → Pages, click on the three dots next to a page. Then, select ‘Set as Posts Page’.

Set a Posts Page via Customize

Create a page and give it a name such as “Blog,” “Company Blog,” “Updates,” or “News.” Then go to My Site(s) → Design → Customize and select Homepage Settings. Under the “Posts page” dropdown, select the new page you would like to display your posts.

The settings screen at Customize → Homepage Settings with a Posts page selected.

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To get the URL of a page that you can share with the public, go to My Site → Site → Pages to view your list of pages.

Click the three dots next to a page. There, click the Copy Link option and the link will be copied to your device’s clipboard for you to share as you wish.

The three dots icon is labeled with an arrow and the number 1. The Copy Link button is labeled with an arrow and the number 2.

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How to Find the Page ID

You can find the Page ID in the Edit Page URL. For example, the page ID for the following example is “58167694.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get rid of the Edit link that’s showing on my page?

It’s not possible to get rid of that Edit button but do not worry! It only shows to you as the site’s owner. Other people visiting your site do not see that button and they do not have the power to edit your site.

How do I add pages to my site’s menu?

Please see our guide on setting up your site’s menus

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