Creating Child Pages in WordPress

Creating Child Pages in WordPress

John Hewick

Are you looking to try and create a WordPress child page? These types of pages can be both standalone and hierarchical and so one page can then have its own subpages, which are referred to as child pages. Below, we are taking you through how you can create a WordPress child page and its benefits.

What Are WordPress Child Pages?

In WordPress websites, there are two different types of content – pages and posts. The difference here is that a post is usually a section of a blog and it is shown from newer entries first and works backwards to older entries. With posts, they tend to be organised within categories and tags. Pages, on the other hand, are standalone content and are not part of a blog. This could be, for example, in the form of the ‘Contact or ‘About Us’ page.

For the most part, businesses will build their website structure using pages. You can use pages to build a website without having to create a blog and so if you do I the future want to add a blog to your website for marketing purposes you can so easily by adding a separate blog page.

If your website is being overrun with pages, then we understand that it can be frustrating trying to organise them. Child pages are fantastic here as they will allow you to have a broader page acting as the parent and then you can add in the child pages to organise your site better and improve its layout.

As an example, think about when you click on an ‘About Us’ tab on a business web page. Underneath this tab, is it separated into lots of sub-section such as team members, careers and our history? The About Us tab is the parent, while the other sections are the child pages. It is also possible to have child pages within child pages so that you can create relationships between each of your pages and have a proper website structure!

Creating A WordPress Child Page

Creating a WordPress child page is easy. First things first, you must have a parent page. Under Pages you will find the Add New button which will create a new page. To the right hand side you will notice a box which says Page Attributes and here you can find the Parent dropdown. Choose the page you want to use as the parent and then save your changes. Under Pages and All Pages you will be able to see all of your child pages and it is here you can add these child pages to the navigation menu but as sub-menu items.

John Hewick

Author John Hewick

John is a full stack developer, with 10 years’ experience building websites with WordPress. Working with Elementary Digital for the last 4 years John has met all the challenges that have been sent his way.

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