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.
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.