Editing pages

  • If you are viewing the site from the front end (and are logged in) you will see ‘Edit page’ in the black bar at the top
  • If you are already in the back end select Pages from the main left hand side menu
  • Here you will find the static pages of your site e.g. About, Contact us etc..
  • Click a page to edit it  a page with a dash before the title means it is a sub page of the one above.
  • Edit the text directly in the text box. The editing box is known as a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) text editor, working similarly to Microsoft Word. It has controls for creating headings, links, justification, bullet lists (like this one!), etc. More information about how to use it can be found here https:// make.wordpress.org/support/user-manual/content/editors/visual-editor/?
  • 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:


  • Editing tips - toolbar
  • Here you will be able to change the heading weight by clicking the Paragraph drop down menu:

Editing tips - paragraph styles

  • 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.
  • On your site Heading 2 creates the heading with 2 orange dots to the left.
  • To create a numbered list, highlight the text and select the numbered list icon: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:


  • To give a section of text a grey background you need to enter some code around it. Select the ‘Text’ tab next to the ‘Visual’ tab at the top right of the panel:Enter:

    As below:


  • Underneath the WYSIWYG editor you can upload a Header Image, this will appear in the banner at the top of the page
  • Alternatively you can add a video by pasting in a url from Youtube or Vimeo
  • If you do not upload an image, a random one will be chosen automatically.
  • In the box called ‘Header description’ is where you write the intro text to the page which will appear in the header banner. This should be approx 10 – 15 words.
  • The final field is called Button text – if you want to add a button to link to further information e.g. “See more about us” you can out this here. You can then choose where the button links to by selecting from the drop down list of all the pages on the site.
  • 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:Editing tips - child page
  • 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. 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:Editing tips - publishing 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.