In this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to create new pages in WordPress and optimize permalinks for search engine friendliness.
Creating a WordPress page is pretty much the same as creating a post. What you need to remember here is that pages are intended for static content.
Now, let’s begin.
Log in to your WordPress dashboard. Find the Pages menu and click Add New.
You’ll notice that the page editor looks similar to the post editor, except for a few different boxes located on the right-hand side of the screen.
Enter a title for the page.
By clicking on Visual, you can add text, images, etc.
If you have an advanced HTML code, you can click on the Text button to add your code.
In this example, we’re going to stick with the visual editor.
Add some content.
You can use the visual editor to highlight, bold, Italicize, or whatever you want to do with your content, just like you would with MS Word or with any other word processor.
If you would like to see more options, simply click on the Toolbar Toggle.
Once you’re done, you can choose to add images. Simply select the Add Media button, and you can select the image you’ve uploaded.
You can also upload a file simply by dragging and dropping the image, or simply by clicking Select Files.
You can also create galleries.
Once you’ve inserted the image, click on it, then on the pencil icon found on the right side of the image so you can edit it.
Change the page attributes by clicking on Page Attributes found on the right side of the screen.
From here, you can specify whether or not you want this particular page to be a Child of one of the Parent pages.
You can change the default template, and you can also sort the order of your pages.
By clicking on Set Featured Image below, you can set a specific image and make it a featured image.
Once you Publish the page, you will be able to see the featured image along with the content.
Making Your Page SEO-Friendly
Once you have published your page, you will notice the permalink found below the title of your page.
Click on the Edit button and you will be able to change the permalink to something more search engine friendly.
By default, the permalink would be similar to your page title. However, if your title is too long and you want to shorten it so it only shows the keyword, you can do so here.
And that’s it! You’ve just created a new page on your WordPress website.