The process of adding pages is quite similar to adding posts:
1. Go to Pages > Add New
2. Enter a title and some content.
3. Select a page template or leave the default(more on this just after).
4. Select if you want to show a title with a link(in the right side of the page’s title).
5. Choose a layout and a sidebar.
6. Write a few words excerpt(it is good for search results and SEO to have an excerpt, no matter what kind of content do you have in your page).
7. Hit “Publish” and you’re all done.
For starters, you should watch this video screencast to see everything in action!
As you might already noticed, there are more Page Templates available for you to use. Each template will configure your page to look and act in a different way.
1. Default Template
This is the default template and it outputs exactly the content of the page, without any modifications.
This is a page which displays all of your archives(it might be good for SEO to have it and also for users in order to give them a broader perspective over your blog).
3. Blog - Classic
This page outputs all the posts that you have in your blog. It uses a classic format with all the posts one below the other. This works best for large blogs with lots of posts.
4. Blog - Modern
This page has the same purpose as the classic blog, but it loads the blog posts with more style, using an AJAX handmade plugin and cool animations. It is best to be used for smaller blogs with less posts or maybe news feeds, but it shouldn’t hold too many posts in it because of it’s AJAX & sensitive nature.
If you’re using the IgnitionDeck plugin and this is a page related to the plugin(either a project page, or a pledge form), you must select the crowdfunding template. It won’t do anything to the visual layout of the page, but it will put the plugin functions in place, for it to work properly.
6. Page with a slider
As the title suggests, this page features the revolution slider at the top of it. The revolution slider can be used blank or with different skins which can be customized in this page template. This page has also the option to add a tagline at the very top of it.
7. Page with a slider (Full Width)
This is similar to the above page, but it displays the revolution slider in a full width layout. Only the blank skin is available.
This page displays your entire portfolio or only a part of it. It has it’s own custom parameters so you can style the folio page however you want. If you want to use multiple portfolios you can do a trick, by creating many categories and dividing these categories into portfolios. So you can have categories ABC in portfolio #1 and categories DEF in portfolio #2, each one of these portfolios having it’s own custom design and functionality! You can also see a video about the portfolio here:
Similar to the archives template, this one displays a sitemap with the pages of your website. It is good for SEO to have such a page and maybe put a link to it in the footer.
So these are the 9 page templates which are available! You can use them to showcase whatever you want, and if you can’t achieve something with custom templates, you’ll definitely be able to make use of the default template.
You’ll notice that there aren’t page templates for contact or team or whatever. This is because all of these are achieved easily with the Page Builder!