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How to Create, Delete and Edit a Page in WordPress

Creating, Deleting and Editing a Page in WordPress Bluehost Account

In WordPress, there are what we call pages and posts. This guide will show you how to edit a page in WordPress, including additional features, how to create a new page, and how to delete a page inside the WordPress Dashboard.

Need help logging into WordPress? This guide will show you How To Log In To WordPress Dashboard - WP Admin Access.

Posts are like blog entries that can be found inside a page, while pages are different information partitions on your site, such as About or Contact Information.

Please refer to WordPress: Creating, Editing, Removing Posts if you need to do a post.



Before you start, please log in to your WordPress Dashboard. Please see How To Login To WordPress Sites - WP Admin Access if you need help or a refresher to log in.

How to Create a New Page in WordPress

This will show you how to create a new page in WordPress inside your WordPress Dashboard.

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. On the main menu, hover over Pages and then click Add New.
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  3. This will bring you to the page editor. First, you will need to create a title for your page.​wordpress-newpage
  4. Next, you can add the content to your page. In the text editor, add any text, images, video, or other media that you want to be included.
  5. You can always preview how your page looks by clicking the Preview button in the upper-right-hand corner.
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  6. Once you have finished editing your page, click on the Publish button. This will immediately create your page, and you can view it live on your site. wordpress-publish-page

How to Edit a Page in WordPress

This will show you how to edit a new page in WordPress inside your WordPress Dashboard.

You have made a post and need to edit something to make it more relevant or found a mistake among the contents you need to fix; Editing the page will save your life.

  1. On the WordPress Dashboard, click All Pages. This will list all the pages that have been made, whether published or drafts.
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  2. In the search field at the top right-hand corner, you can type in the page name you would like to remove, or you can scroll through the list one by one.
  3. Hover your mouse pointer over the post that you need to edit and click the word Edit when it appears. This will open the editor for the post.
  4. Once done with editing, click Publish.

How to Remove a Page in WordPress

This will show you how to remove a new page in WordPress inside your WordPress Dashboard.

Sometimes, a page is too old or no longer needed anymore. You will need to remove the post.

Remember to streamline your site by checking and clearing your trash every so often. On the Bluehost blog, view 'Streamlining Your Site' on Ways to Improve Your WordPress Workflow
  1. On the WordPress Dashboard, click All Pages. This will list all the pages you have, whether published or drafts.
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  2. In the search field at the top right-hand corner, you can type in the page name you would like to remove, or you can scroll through the list one by one.
  3. Please hover your mouse pointer over the post that you want to delete and click the word Trash.

Page Status & Visibility Settings in WordPress

If you are not ready for a page on your website to be live and visible to the public just yet or are not sure if you are ready to delete a page in WordPress, using the WordPress Status & Visibility on a page is a great alternative until you are ready.

WordPress Status & Visibility Default Setting: The default setting for post and page visibility is Public. This means pressing the Publish button makes the post or page you create live. It will be accessible online for all to see on the internet.

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The publish page or post Status & Visibility feature has three options. You may go to a specific page and change the setting anytime inside the WordPress Dashboard.
Remember, click Publish after modifying the setting you need for that page or post each time you change the Status & Visibility setting.

Remember to click Publish after you complete modifying the setting you desire for that page or post each time you modify the Status & Visibility setting.

  • Public: The default is viewable to all.
  • Password Protected: Clicking this radio button followed by “OK” causes a text box to appear, showing you to enter a password.
  • Private: This option hides the content from the public in its entirety. The page is only visible to you.

Summary

To ensure each page or post for your WordPress website is set up as you need, you may want to modify a page. This guide will show you how to create, edit, or remove a page. This process involves accessing your WordPress Dashboard and using the options available on each page. Alternative options, such as Status & Visibility settings, are also available. Other settings and options you might find helpful in your homepage can viewed in our Bluehost blog article: How to Use WordPress Homepage Settings

If you're still planning to create your own WordPress site, you can immediately set up your site with Bluehost's WonderSuite. Turn your ideas into reality with our suite of powerful tools.

Tip: Hide a page title is a feature in WordPress that may be useful on a specific page for your website. How to use the hide title feature and why, in some instances, can be useful in our blog: How To Hide Page Title in WordPress in 2024

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