Now that we know how to make our site seem awesome, it’s time to add some pages like “About” or “Contact” – items that aren’t your homepage (which is always included) or blog entries (which will be added next).
Return to the WordPress dashboard and navigate to Pages, then Add New.
That’ll open up a new page to edit/create.
The background around the “Add Title” is pink because that’s what Hestia comes with by default, change that by finding “Featured Images in the right-hand sidebar and add any image you want just like we did when customizing above.
Now you can change the title text by clicking on it and typing in something new.
Then, we can start adding other text to our page by clicking the “Add Block” plus icon in the top right corner.
We’re going to start by selecting a heading from the list here.
Then type in a heading, hit enter, and you can start typing in body text for your page.
When you’re at a good stopping point with your page content, hit “Save Draft” at the top of the page to save your work.
Then the “Preview” button to see how your page will look when published.
Click the “Publish” button next to the preview button twice (WP wants to make sure you’re sure; thanks for having our backs, WordPress!).
If you wish to add this page to your header menu, go back to your main site and click the “Visit Site” button at the top, then choose “Customize” again, then look to the right for the tiny blue pencil icon next to “Home” and “Blog.”
Guess what we’re gonna do?
Yep. Click that bad boy.
On the left sidebar, the menu options will pop up.
This is our “Primary Menu” so we’re going to click the “Edit Menu” link underneath that.
Then “Add Items.”
Then, in the case of this WordPress for beginners tutorial, click the “Our Mission” under “Pages” to add it.
Table of Contents
- The first step is to obtain a domain name and web hosting.
- Step 2: Installing WordPress
- Step 3: Using WordPress to Login
- Step 4: How to Use the WordPress Admin Panel
- Step 5: Putting WordPress Themes Into Place
- Step 6: How to Install WordPress Plugins
- Step 7: How to Change the Look and Feel of Your WordPress Theme
- Step 8: Adding Pages to WordPress
- Step 9: How to make a WordPress blog post
- Step 10: Creating WordPress Menus
- Step 11: Putting Your WordPress Site Online
- Step 12: How to speed up WordPress
- Step 13: Enable gzip compression for WordPress
- Step 14: How to Make Your WordPress Site More Secure
- Step 15: How to update your WordPress site
- Step 16: How do you backup your WordPress site
- Website tips and tricks for WordPress
- Now that you can build your own personal website