Writing & Editing

Pages »Edit Pages Screen

This guide covers the various settings for editing your pages.

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Editing Pages

To edit your blog’s pages, go to My Sites → Pages.

You’ll see a list of your published pages:

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To open a page to edit, click on its title. This will open the WordPress editor where you can make changes to the page.

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Selecting the ellipses menu (the three vertical dots) will open up more menu options.

  • Edit: Opens the WordPress Editor so you can make changes to the page.
  • View: Lets you see what the page looks like on the live site.
  • Stats: Will take you to the stats page for the individual page.
  • Copy Page: Creates a duplicate copy of the page
  • Copy Link: Lets you grab the URL of your page
  • Set as Homepage: Lets you define the page as your site’s homepage
  • Set as Posts Page: Lets you define that specific page as the page where all your posts will be automatically displayed.
  • Export Page: Lets you export the page in a .json file
  • Trash: Deletes the post and places it in the Trashed tab.

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Filtering Pages

By using the options at the top of the pages list, you can filter pages in a variety of ways:

  • Selecting either Published, Drafts, Scheduled, or Trashed pages
  • Use the magnifying glass to search for pages by keyword
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Deleting and Restoring Pages

  • The Trash feature allows you to remove pages without permanently deleting them right away.
  • Items in your trash folder can be restored or permanently deleted up to 30 days after you trash them.
  • After 30 days, they are deleted permanently.

To delete a page, click on the ellipses menu on the right, then select Trash.

To restore a page that you’ve trashed, view your trash by selecting the Trash tab at the top of the page. Click on the three dots to the right of the page you want to restore and click Restore. This will move the page back to your Published list.

To permanently delete a page, view your Trash tab. Click on the three dots to the right of the page you want to permanently delete and click Delete.

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Quick Edit

The instructions below refer to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

To access quick edit, go to Pages → All Pages in your WP Admin dashboard. Quick Edit appears when you hover over a page title.

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Quick Edit allows you to modify page details such as title, slug, date, author, password, privacy, parent, order, template, comments, and status.

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Bulk Edit

The instructions below refer to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

You can bulk edit to modify multiple pages at the same time. To do that, select several pages using the checkboxes on the left. Then go to the Bulk Actions list, select Edit, and click the Apply button.

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You will see the options that are available for bulk editing. Be sure to click Update when you are done bulk editing your selections.

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Configuring the Screen

The instructions below refer to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

By using the Screen Options pull down at the top right of the screen, you can show/hide the columns displayed on the Edit Pages Screen.

See the Screen Options support doc for more information.

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