Page Basics

Pages are for non-blog entry content, examples include About or Contact Pages, which hold more permanent information and do not have a date attached.

Creating a Page

To create a page Navigate to Pages > Add New. Begin filling out the blanks of your new Page. Below is a short description for some of the more common Page fields.


The title of your page, such as "About", "Home" or "Contact". Along with words and phrases, you can use commas, apostrophes, quotes, hyphens/dashes, and characters.

WYSIWYG editor

The toolbar located just above the Page Content Area. Provides easy shortcodes buttons to create things like lists, links, stylized headings and paragraphs, quotes within your content. Simply highlight the desired area and click the shortcode button. Note: Many Themewich Themes are also equipped with their own Custom Shortcodes (such as pricing tables, social icons and tabs). See your Theme's individual documentation for information on the Themewich Shortcodes.

Page Content Area

This is the blank text area below the title where you write your page content. You can also include links, images, and a variety of shortcodes to the page. Just select images from the Add Media button and visit the available shortcodes and options from the WYSIWYG editor.

Visual / Text View

Located on top right of the WYSIWYG editor, these tabs give you the option to use a visual or text mode within the editor. Visual mode allows you to see the page as is, whereas the Text mode shows you HTML code and replaces the WYSIWYG editor with HTML quicktags.

Page Attributes

From this right side box you will select the page template. Depending on your active theme you might have a "Contact Page" template, which would automatically create a "Contact Page" format for your newly created page. Other page templates might include: "Homepage", "Full Width", or pages with or without sidebars. See the documentation of your individual theme for more information on the page templates.

Featured Image

Depending on the theme you are using, a featured image will be displayed as the main image for the page. Follow the link "Set Featured Image" to upload or choose an image from your media gallery.

After completing the page fields and once you are ready, click Publish from the box on the top right. Select Preview to view your page as it currently appears before publishing. You can also select Save Draft, to save without publishing so you can continue working on the page later.

Screen Options

WordPress has more options available than you can initially see when creating a Page. To view all the available options click the downtown tab in the upper right corner labeled Screen Options.

Those that are checked will show on your "Edit Page" screen. You might want to take a closer look at the following options:

Page Attributes

Explained in detail above, this allows you to select from custom page templates depending on your active theme and will aid in the functionality and design of your site.


The dropdown allows you to select from those listed with authoring roles. To adjust this visit User > All Users and select the box for the one you'd like to change and from the top of the All Users page from the dropdown "Change Role To.." select the new role and click change.

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