You can also add images and videos to the text area by clicking ‘Add media’ – See more on adding images in the ‘Images’ section.
You might not be able to see all the editing options at first – to make sure you are click the top right toggle, and a second row of options will appear:
Here you will be able to change the heading weight by clicking the ‘Paragraph’ drop down menu:
Generally on a website ‘Heading 1’ is reserved for the title of the whole site. ‘Heading 2’ is for page titles and ‘Heading 3’ are sub headings within a page. Therefore in the editor you should use heading 3 for headings.
When copying and pasting from another document it is best to paste as ‘clear formatting’ this makes sure that no code has crept in from elsewhere. To do this select the clipboard with a T before pasting in any text:
When you have edited your text and images remember to click ‘update’ near the top right.
To make the page you are editing a sub-page (known as a child page) of another page (known as a parent page) select the page from the ‘parent page’ drop down menu in the Page Attributes box on the right. For example the following image shows a page that is a sub page of Contact us:
You can order the sub pages manually by entering a number into the ‘order’ field. 0 will come out first and then 1,2,3 etc.. The easiest way to do this is to go back to the list of all your pages and click ‘Quick edit’ on each one and enter the number.
To view the page on the front end click the ‘View page’ link at the top left of the screen (see image below) – it is best to always have the front end open in a different window when editing:
Remember if you are editing content from the back-end of WordPress you will need to refresh the front-end page to view the change you have made.
You can set the page to be visible to the public or private. This option is under ‘visibility’ in the publish panel:
Here you can also schedule when you want the page to be published by clicking the ‘Edit’ button under the published on date. If a date in the future is entered then the page will not be viewable by the public until that date. If a date in the past is entered then the sub-pages will order in publication date on the menu page – this is useful for older news items or events.
Clicking ‘Revisions’ will show you all the edits that have been made to that page, there is a slider where you can slide backwards and forwards in time to see the changes, this is useful if you deleted something that you wish to recover.