Pages are static. They are a good way to publish information that doesn’t change much, like an About page. Pages appear in the tabs/links across the top of some themes. Pages are not associated with a date/time like posts, nor can you tag or categorize a page.

At times, pages are confused with posts. See Posts vs Page for an explanation of the differences.

Create a New Page

There are two ways to create a new page.

You can click Pages -> Add New in your dashboard.

Or you can hover over + New in the admin bar and select Page from the dropdown menu.

See our documentation on the Page Screen for more details.

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Edit a Page

If you would like to edit an existing page, click Pages -> All Pages on the left menu. Under the page you’d like to edit, click on the Edit link.

See our documentation on the Edit Pages Screen for more details.

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Create Sub-Pages / Page Order

The Page Attributes metaboxMetabox A post metabox is a draggable box shown on the post editing screen. Its purpose is to allow the user to select or enter information in addition to the main post content. This information should be related to the post in some way. allows you to set page parents and templates, and to change the order of your pages.

If you have a theme that supports the Custom Menus Feature you can:

  • Change the order of pages
  • Nest pages to create sub-menus
  • Display posts on different pages by creating categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. pages
  • Add custom links to the navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site.

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How to Find the Page ID

You can find the Page ID in the Edit Post or Edit Page URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL For example, the page ID for the following example is “1234.”

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Post to Pages

It’s not possible to add posts to pages. However, you can use categories to create a similar effect.

To do this on your own website, you’ll want to connect a category to your post by following this guide. For example, if you have a photography website, you can categorize all black and white galleries as “Black and White.”

Then, add a link to your category page to your custom menu by following these instructions. In this example, you could add a link to your “Black and White” category page. Clicking on this link would bring your site visitors to a list of all the posts categorized as “Black and White.”

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Watch the “Adding an “About Me” (or any other static) page” video from

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