Introduction to Page Structure

The key is Hierarchy

Pages, as opposed to blog posts, are static and not ordered by date or author. They do not contain categories or tags. The About us page is a great example for wrapping your head around the difference between pages and posts. The text on an About us page remains the same until it needs to be updated.

Pages are ordered with a clear hierarchy through parenting. This allows for clean information architecture. Child pages sit under their parent pages and are indicated by a dash (or a series of dashes for deeper pages).

Although the pages are ordered by parent and not by author or date, you can still record the author and date internally and if the page needs it, externally on the site. This helps if your website is being updated by multiple users.

  1. Add a new page.
  2. Screen Options – you can change the number of pages listed per page and show any other hidden elements.
  3. Views only the pages that are published.
  4. Views only the draft pages.
  5. Views only the pages set to private.
  6. Opens the pages sent to Trash.
  7. Search pages by keyword. Useful if you need a particular page that might be buried under multiple pages.
  8. Depending on how many pages you have, WordPress will split them up.


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