Your DoJiggy Engage website template has all the basic pages necessary to get you started. It is necessary to update these pages with information specific to your organization.
It is important to understand the difference between a Page and a Post. WordPress started out as simple blogging tool which allowed users to write posts. Later, pages were introduced to allow users to create static pages that were not part of their blog posts. For example, an about us page, contact page, mission, etc. are pages. Posts are timely content in a blog and are tied to the blog’s reverse chronological order of content.
Another thing to be aware of is that your site is already loaded with all the plug-ins, tools and pages you will need to get you going. Having said that it is important to understand the difference between, what we will call, basic pages, the home and special pages like Programs or the shopping cart. Basic pages can be edited from WordPress from the Pages tab, the home page and special pages are managed elsewhere.
From your WordPress dashboard, click the Pages -> All Pages tab. Website pages are listed here in alphabetical order, by page name. Hovering over the page name will display the options - Edit | Quick Edit | Trash | View.
Add a Page
To Add a page, click on the
icon to open the page editor.
- Add the title of the page, like "Event Information" or "A Letter from the Chairman." Note : The title of your page will also be the URL slug .
- Next, add some content - text, media , embeds, contact forms, or any other content for your page.
- When you’re ready to Publish, you can either publish immediately, save this as a draft, or schedule the page to be published later.
- The Page Attributes section applies a parent page and template to your new page. For the Parent section, you can arrange your pages into hierarchies. For example, you could create this new page with additional pages under it. There are no limits to how many levels you can nest pages.
- Some WordPress themes have custom page templates, so the next Template section allows you to apply a template to your new page.
- The Order box allows you to order your page numerically. Pages are usually ordered alphabetically, but you can choose your own order by entering a number in this field.
- Preview the page one last time, then click Publish. You’ve added a new page to your site.
Edit a page
To edit an existing page, click the Page Title, or hover over the Page Title then click Edit to modify the specified page.
- There are two modes for editing the page content: Visual and Text .
- Visual mode is an approximation of how published content will appear and includes formatting buttons for bold , italic , strikethru , and more. The far right button, Toolbar Toggle, shows an additional row of buttons. Highlight content and press a button to apply that style to the selection.
- Text mode shows all the HTML code that controls layout, styles, media resources, etc. This is an advanced editing mode and if you aren’t familiar with HTML, this view may be confusing.
- After you have completed your editing, save your changes under Publish in the top-right.
- Save Draft will save your progress without making it visible on the front-end so you can come back and finish later.
- Click Publish to make your edits live.
Delete a Page
To delete a page, hover over the Page Title, then click the Trash link. This will move the page to the recycle bin.
The home page and some other complex pages cannot be edited directly in the page editor. To Edit the home page lets first have a look at the page layout. The top section is the basic navigation Menu, below that begins the home page content. The first section is the image slides with a caption and an optional button, the next section is "What We Do" and the third is "JOIN THE COMMUNITY," and at the bottom is the website footer. We are only concerned here with the three sections in the middle.
To edit the page body
In the dashboard menu, go to Appearance->Widgets . On the left you will see a list of Available Widgets , on the right you will see the active widgets. Look for the one that says "Home Page Widget Area" and click the down arrow. You will now see the three areas shown as Text, WPL Projects (HomePage): Our Programs, and another Text. Clicking the down arrow in the Text sections will show the editor for the section. Make any edits you need, then click the Save button. Clicking and dragging each section will reorder them on your page.
The WPL Projects (HomePage): Our Programs: widget is getting it's information from another source. In this section you can change the Title and sub title and specify which Projects you want to show. To manage the Projects, click the Projects tab from the Menu. Here you can add new Projects, edit or delete existing ones.
Search Engine Optimization
When you are adding your website pages, it's important to consider SEO best practices.