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Blogs are composed of two main structures: posts and pages.

Every newly created blog has the same default lay out with posts displayed on its front page (‘Home’) with a ‘Hello World’ post and an ‘Sample’ page.

About Pages

Pages on blogs are normally used for information that you want to share with your readers but don’t expect to update frequently.

Refer to the differences between pages and posts to learn more.

Commonly used pages on educational blogs are:

  1. The About page.   Your About Page is used for telling readers more about yourself and your blog.
  2. Blogging Rules and Guidelines (here’s how to create Blogging Rules and Guidelines).
  3. Contact page (here’s how to create a Contact page).

The main things to remember are:

  1. Pages are best suited for information you rarely update such as your About, Contact and Blogging Guidelines pages.
  2. Situations where you want students to discuss a question or topic are better suited to publish as a post and not a page.
  3. Assignment and homework information is normally best published as posts and not on a page.
  4. Too many pages can make information harder to manage and find.

If you look closely at a page you will see it is normally made up of:

  1. Page Title – tells the reader what the page is about.
  2. Your page content – this is information you want to share on this page

Comments are automatically disabled on pages and can be enabled.

Publish New Page

How you write a page depends on if you are using the block editor or the classic editor

Block Editor

The following section explains how to publish a new page using the block editor. If you are using the classic editor, refer to publish new page using classic editor section.

You can also find a list of blocks available for the Block Editor with links to each block, here.

You publish a page using the block editor as follows:

1.  Go to Pages > Add New.

Add New Page

2. Give your page a title and add blocks for your content.

Add New Page Gif

Here is an example of adding an image block and giving it some styling:

Adding an image

Learn how to use your Block Editor here.

4. When you have finished writing click Publish.

You can preview your page before publishing by clicking on Preview. Remember to regularly click on Save Draft as you write your page.

Preview

Classic Editor

The following section explains how to publish new page using the classic editor. If you are using the block editor, refer to publish new page using block editor section.

You publish a page using the classic editor as follows:

1.  Go to Pages > Add New.

Add New Page

2.  Give your page a title and add your content.

Add your title and content

3.  When you have finished writing click Publish.

You can preview your page before publishing by following these instructions.

Click Publish

See the publishing new pages support page for more details.

Edit a Page

If you would like to edit an existing page, go to Pages > All Pages and click on the Edit link under the page title you want to edit.

All Pages

See the editing pages support page for more details.

Publish Posts to Different Pages

You can send posts to different pages on your blog by assigning different categories to posts, based on the class or subject, and using a custom menu to create link to the categories from your top navigation.  When site visitors click on the category in the top navigation they’re taken to all the posts assigned that category.

Refer to posting on different pages for more information.