Adding Pages

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 a layout for the page. Each page can have a custom sidebar or not.

5. 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).

6. Hit “Publish” and you’re all done.

Page Templates

As you might already noticed, there are a few 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.

2. Archives

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

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. Contact

This one has a map available in it. Note that the content (contact form) still needs to be added separately (via shortcodes), but this page template is the starting point for any contact page. The map is configured in the Map Options and each field is properly detailed, so you shouldn’t have any issues with this.

5. Portfolio

This page outputs the entire contents of your portfolio. You can also select the number of columns and which portfolio categories you want embedded in each portfolio page, thus being able to create unlimited portfolios.

6. Sitemap

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.

7. Slider

This page gives you the ability to use either an image or an instance of the Revolution Slider as the header. You can also put a tagline above the header. Another cool feature is that you can add tabs to the slider if you wish - they will be displayed under the slider and each tab will link to a certain slide.

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