SoCS — About Pages

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill as given us the word “page.” I’ve decided to focus on two things I believe every blog should have: an About page and a Contact page.

Let’s talk about what pages in WordPress are. They’re not posts, which appear on your blog in reverse chronological order, newest posts first. Pages, on the other hand, are for non-chronological and more static content, such as “About” or “Contact” pages. They reside outside of the normal blog chronology and are typically used to present timeless but relevant information about yourself or your site.

I have an About page and a Contact page on my blog.

These pages appear in a drop-down box in mobile view
Or in a row at the top of my blog in desktop view.

Pages are very easy to set up in WordPress. I will provide screenshots from my iPhone, but it works pretty much the same way from a desktop or laptop.

First, go to your My Site page and look for “Pages.”

Click or tap on “Pages.” If you already have pages on your site, it will show you what those pages are. My blog has two pages.

If you don’t already have pages, you can create a new one and you’ll be shown a menu of the different types of pages you can set up with some examples.

Again, it’s no more complicated than publishing a post, but the About page (here’s mine) tells your readers a little about yourself and your blog. The Contact page (here’s mine) tells your readers how to get in touch with you privately via your WordPress email address.

As I said, every blog should have these two pages. In fact, if I visit your site and if it does not have at least an About page, I will most like not follow your blog. So, if your blog does not have those two pages, I urge you to take a few minutes to create them and add them to your blog.

You’re welcome.

16 thoughts on “SoCS — About Pages

  1. Maggie February 5, 2022 / 6:16 am

    I toyed with the idea of adding a contact page but it would need to be directed to my personal email or a new account just for WP email. Just a note, free WP accounts do not have WP email. It requires a custom domain so either a paid account or a self hosted account. I am curious, do you get much spam email?

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    • Fandango February 5, 2022 / 6:53 am

      I actually set up a dedicated email account exclusively for my blog that is separate from my personal, real world email account. I get almost no spam on my dedicated WordPress email account.

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  2. newepicauthor February 5, 2022 / 6:20 am

    Awesome job Fandango of writing very explicit instructions that seem easy to follow. I am sure that somebody will find this helpful.

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  3. willowdot21 February 5, 2022 / 8:14 am

    I have an about page but not a contact page I do have a separate email just for my blog 💜

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  4. willowdot21 February 5, 2022 / 8:15 am

    I meant to say what an interesting post this was , well explained for those who’d like to set these pages up. I have about five pages apart from my home blog. 😊

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    • Fandango February 5, 2022 / 10:19 am

      Everyone is a stranger until you learn ABOUT them, right?

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      • Susan St.Pierre February 5, 2022 / 10:56 am

        Well, taking their own word about who they are is a stretch to begin with but taking the word of others is totally uncool. I guess I like learning as I go. LOL

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  5. JT Twissel February 5, 2022 / 10:47 am

    I’ve seen so many new bloggers leave those About pages that come with a blog template empty. Such a mistake.

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  6. Marilyn Armstrong February 5, 2022 / 1:38 pm

    I have both too — and one for each person who did or does post. Contact is especially important.

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  7. leigha66 February 13, 2022 / 11:45 am

    I need to revamp my site and update my about page… it is overdue really. Maybe a goal for next month. Thanks for the reminder.

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