Pages and Posts

Pages vs. Posts


Websites are a collection of pages that are organized in a menu.


Some Allegheny websites have a blog enabled, usually called News & Updates, which are a collection of posts organized in chronological order. A good example of posts in a blog is a department News & Updates pages.

Creating a page or post

To create a new page, click on the Pages button on the Dashboard.

The next screen will display a list of pages that already exist for the site and general information (author, creation date, etc.) about each page. Since we are not looking to edit pages, but to create a new page, you’ll want to click on the “Add New” button on the top of the screen.

Anatomy of the page editor

Elements of the page editor (details below)
The page editor include (from above image):

  • New page button
  • Title of page
  • Page url (web address)
  • Visual/Text editor tabs
  • Add media button
  • Toolbar
  • Visual editor

Inserting images/media

To upload images or media (images, docs, pdfs, spreadsheets, etc.), you can use the Add Media button, or just drag and drop the image in the visual editor to upload.

After the file is uploaded, click insert into post, and you’re done.

Find more information on inserting and modifying images on the Images Guide.

Saving a draft and publishing

WordPress auto-saves periodically, but before you exit your work, you should always do a save yourself. In order to initiate a save, in the publish window to the right, click on the “save draft” button. To view saved drafts later, go back to the list of pages. Your file will be labeled as a draft.

Publish options for page (details below)

More options:

  • Preview: the preview button allows you to preview your work, before committing.
  • Save Draft: save your work, so you can finish later.
  • Status: Options include Draft (unpublished) and Published (live webpage).
  • Visibility: unused
  • Publish immediately: date page was published. You can change date to past date. You can schedule a page to be published on a future date.
  • Publish: publish the page so it’s live to the public. Remember, published pages are not automatically added to the website navigation.