Adding WordPress Pages Tutorial
Here’s How to Add a WordPress Page:
Whether you are a merchant selling your own products and services or if you are an affiliate marketer you will need to make sure that you have done the necessary front end research in order to build a successful blog.
In case you haven’t read the tutorials or seen the videos you should make sure your review the Writing a Web Site Plan tutorial because I will be discussing issues such as setting up your blog categories.
If you don’t have a solid content creation plan in place before you start adding content to your blog then you will likely waste a lot of time going forward trying to figure out what you should do next.
Once you have a solid content creation plan in place and you have done your keyword research then you are ready to start adding pages to your blog.
Before I dive in and show you how to add pages to your WordPress blog you will need to understand the difference between a WordPress page and a WordPress post.
WordPress Post Vs. Page Explained
The best way to describe what is a WordPress Post is posts are listed on your blog in reverse chronological order meaning that your newest post will appear at the top of your blog within your chosen category, pushing older posts toward the bottom of your category.
Whereas a WordPress page is a static page that stays put without getting “pushed down”.
Next I will discuss what pages you need to build a successful blog and as you look at the blogs I create you will notice that I always have a well thought out list of categories that I derived from my keyword and market research that I showed you in the Creating a Web Site Plan tutorial.
What WordPress Pages Do I Need to Have?
What I typically do, even before I register a domain name, is I start writing the following pages to help me order a domain name that speaks to my vision of the goals and value offered to my visitors.
Not only does adding the following pages help me to set the direction of my blog but it also helps to build trust with your visitors.
Now let’s get into discussing the first 3 pages you need to create for your blog, then I will show you how to add a WordPress Page.
1. About Us
Create an “About Us” that states what your goals and objectives are. Use the About Us page to tell your visitors what pains and frustrations you are trying to solve and by solving their problems their life will be much better because . . .
List the reasons their life will become better, simpler and happier because they stumbled across your blog.
2. Contact Us
Give your visitors options to get in touch with you. It is important to have a contact us page because quite often you have a customer with credit card in hand that just needs to clarify a few things before buying.
Yes! Personal relationships with customers work online!
Because your visitors are fed up with getting SPAM email and they are concerned about issues such as identity theft you need to provide them with comfort and re-assurance that you are not automatically collecting personal identification that could put them at risk.
How to Add a Static WordPress Home Page
If you want to have a static home page on your WordPress blog watch this video to learn now.
How to Add Posts on Your WordPress Blog
Once you have created your static WordPress pages such as your Privacy, Contact Us and About Us pages it’s time to start adding the articles you write and publishing them as posts
Here’s your tutorial showing you how to publish WordPress blog posts