Creating/Editing a page

To create a page in WordPress, click on the ‘Add New’ button under ‘Pages’ in the navigation menu on the left-hand side. Enter the title of the page and enter the content you need. The text editor works much the same way as Microsoft Word or Open Office. If the page you want to edit already exists, click on ‘Pages’ on the navigation menu and select the page you wish to edit. You can also search for a page using the search field on the top-right of the page.

Note: if you are copying text from another source (Microsoft Word, another webpage etc.), copy the text into a Notepad document first and then copy from Notepad into WordPress. This is to ensure that the styling of the text remains uniform with the rest of the website.

For all options available in the text editor click the ‘Show/Hide Kitchen Sink’ button on the toolbar. Also, ensure the ‘Visual’ tab is selected while editing text. This tab can be found on the right-hand side of the toolbar.

To enter header text for a page highlight the text and select ‘Heading 1’ in the toolbar. This will format the text to the header text style.

Linking Text

If you need to create a link within the text, highlight the text you wish to add the link to and select the ‘Insert/edit link’ button.

Enter the URL of the page you want the highlighted text to link to and select whether or not you want this link to open in a new window/tab. It is recommended that if the link goes to a page on another website, it should open in a new/tab so the user is not directed away from your website.

If you want to link text to a pdf document, just enter the URL for the item which can be found in the media library. To access this, click ‘Library’ under the ‘Media’ navigation category on the left and find the document you want to link. Click on the document and copy the File URL. This is the URL you will enter in the ‘Insert link’ option in the text editor.