If a live site needs a new section — that is, a new parent page that appears in the main menu, along with several child pages below it — the parent page has to be published first. But you don’t want to publish it until all of the child pages are ready to go.
The chronology here can get a little tricky, so we’ve got your back. Just draft and publish your pages in this order:
- Create the parent page and save it as a draft.
- Create the child pages and save them as drafts.
When you’re ready to publish all pages:
- Publish the parent page.
- For each child page, set the parent page under Page Attributes in the right panel.
- Publish the child pages.
- Set the menu order for all new pages.
Sites with custom menus
If you’ve opted to use custom menus, remember that you will also need to add each page to the menu manually.