Use pages for relatively static content that makes up the architecture of your site.

Pages are one of several content types available in the WashU Web Theme. Other content types – built with specific layouts and features – include posts, people, places, items and events. Explore content options » 

Unlike other content types, pages do not use categories, and they are not dated. Each page lives in a single location on your site; this location is where the page appears in the navigation menu, and is also reflected in the page’s URL. Pages can have child pages, and even sub-child pages, which appear in the dropdown of the main menu and/or in the right sidebar menu.

For example, main pages on this website include 1) Features, 2) Guides & Tutorials and 3) Training & Support. Each of those main pages have child pages, such as this one.

Creating and editing pages

Adding a New Section with Multiple Pages

After you’ve launched your site, you may want to add a new top-level page with subpages, but this can be a little tricky with a live menu.

Adding New Pages

Use pages for relatively static content that makes up the architecture of your site.

Duplicating Pages & Posts

Clone or rewrite an existing page, post or other content type.

Editing an Existing Page or Post

Update pages or posts you’ve already saved as drafts or published.

Formatting Text

Add subheadings, body text, links, bulleted lists and more using basic formatting blocks.

Options for saving drafts, previewing and publishing content

Once a page is live, saved updates are publicly visible. Know your options for controlling the visibility of pages.

Reverting to a previous version of a Page or Post

View the revision history and restore an earlier version of a page or post.

Understanding & Editing Permalinks (URLs)

By default, a page’s URL matches its title. You can edit the URL by changing the slug.

Using Blocks: An Intro to the Page Editor

Laying out pages and editing content is a snap with your site’s block editor.

Page levels and menus

The relationship you designate between pages determine where they appear in your site and in your menus.

Learn more about navigation menus »

Parent pages

Parent pages are top-level pages and are not nested under any other page. They appear in the main menu in your site’s header.

Child pages

Child pages are nested under the parent pages by assigning the appropriate page as the parent in the document settings.

Child pages appear in the dropdown of the main menu, in the right sidebar menu, and are nested under the menu icon on mobile.

Sub-child pages

Child pages can have sub-child pages nested under them. Sub-child pages appear in the right sidebar when visitor navigates to the corresponding child page and are nested under the menu icon on mobile.

Fourth-level pages and beyond

Any pages nested beneath sub-child pages will not appear in main (top) or sidebar menus on your site. To make these fourth-level pages accessible, you would need to manually place links to them within the body of other pages. A better option may be to display lower-level content using accordions or items.