Create and Organize Pages

Creating Pages

1. Begin in your site “Dashboard.” On the left-hand menu, click “Pages.”

2. Then click “Add New” at the top of your page.

3. Give your page a title. Use the large white box in the middle of the screen to add text.

4. On the right, under “Publish,” you have three options:

  • Status: the default status is “draft,” until a page is published for the first time. You can unpublish a page by turning its status back to “draft.” “Pending review” is a status for shared blogs that include contributors who do not have administrator status.
  • Visibility: the default visibility is “Public.” If you have chosen a Level 3, 4 or 5 privacy setting, “Public” simply means your page will be published to your privacy setting’s overarching level. That is, a site that is visible only to site subscribers does not have publicly-visible pages even when the visibility is set to “Public.” “Private” visibility means a page is visible only to site administrators. “Password protected” is an option for pages, but we advise against using this option for your ePortfolio.



Organizing Pages

Pages can be organized into “parent” pages and “child” subpages. Just as you can have subcategories within categories for your posts, you can have subpages within pages.

For example, the page that you’re reading right now, which is called “Create and Organize Pages,” is the child of the parent page called “Getting Started.”

To assign a page as a “parent” or a “child”:

1. Go to your “Dashboard” and, under “Pages,” choose “All Pages”.

2. Click on the page that you wish to categorize.

3. On the right, look at the section called “Page Attributes.” The drop-down menu for “Parent” will help you to choose a parent page for your page. So, if your page is itself going to be a parent page, leave “(no parent)”. If you page is going to be a child page, select its parent from the drop-down menu.

4. To change the order in which you parent pages appear in the menu, or the order in which your child pages appear underneath a parent, assign a number under “order.” For example of all the child pages under the parent page “Getting Started,” the child called “Create an ePortfolio using UBC Blogs (WordPress)” was given the order “1” and the child called “Download a Template” was given the order “2”.

5. Click “Update” to save your changes. You will notice that the permalink of your page will also reflect the page hierarchy. That is, in the URL, the parent page name will go before the child page name.

6. On the left, under “Pages,” select “All Pages.” You will notice that child pages appear as ‘nested’ or indented under parent pages.