How to Use Pages

Creating, Editing, and Deleting Pages

What are Pages?

Pages are great for general content that you’d like to share with your users. Examples include About, Resume, and Contact.

How do I create a Page?

  1. Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
  2. Click the blog you’d like to update on the left side of the page.
  3. Click “Customize” in the Theme section.
  4. Click “Pages.”
  5. Click “Add a Page.”
  6. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, a resume page could be /resume, and a bio page could be /bio.
  7. Add a title in the "Page Title" field.
  8. Click the toggle switch labeled "Show a link to this page."
  9. Click Save. 
Or:
  1. Click "Customize" on the right side of the Dashboard. Make sure you've selected the blog you want to update from the blog menu.
  2. Click "Add a Page."
  3. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, a resume page could be /resume, and a bio page could be /bio.
  4. Add a title in the "Page Title" field.
  5. Click the toggle switch labeled "Show a link to this page."
  6. Click Save. 

How do I edit a Page?

  1. Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
  2. Click the blog you’d like to update on the left side of the page.
  3. Click “Customize” in the Theme section.
  4. Click the page you'd like to update.
Or:
  1. Click "Customize" on the right side of the Dashboard. Make sure you've selected the blog you want to update from the blog menu.
  2. Click the page you'd like to update.

How do I delete a Page?

  1. Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
  2. Click the blog you’d like to update on the left side of the page.
  3. Click “Customize” in the Theme section.
  4. Click the “X” icon next to the page you’d like to delete.
Or:
  1. Click "Customize" on the right side of the Dashboard. Make sure you've selected the blog you want to update from the blog menu.
  2. Click the "X" icon next to the page you'd like to delete.

Standard Layout vs. Custom Layout

How do I create a Page with a Custom Layout?

  1. Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
  2. Click the blog you’d like to update on the left side of the page.
  3. Click “Customize” in the Theme section.
  4. Click "Add a page" and select "Custom Layout" from the dropdown menu.
  5. Insert custom code into the HTML Editor.
  6. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, a resume page could be /resume, and a bio page could be /bio.
  7. Add a title in the "Page Title" field.
  8. Click the toggle switch labeled "Show a link to this page."
  9. Click Save.
Or:
  1. Click "Customize" on the right side of the Dashboard. Make sure you've selected the blog you want to update from the blog menu.
  2. Click "Add a page" and select "Custom Layout" from the dropdown menu.
  3. Insert custom code into the HTML Editor.
  4. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, a resume page could be /resume, and a bio page could be /bio.
  5. Add a title in the "Page Title" field.
  6. Click the toggle switch labeled "Show a link to this page."
  7. Click Save.

What’s the difference between Standard Layout, Custom Layout, and Redirects?

  • Standard Layout: Mirrors your current blog theme so the Page will look like the rest of your blog.
  • Custom Layout: Uses custom code to tailor the way the Page looks.
  • Redirects: Sends a visitor to another URL. For example: You could redirect visitors to posts with a specific tag, or to external sites like your Twitter.

Redirecting Pages

How do I create a Page that redirects to my posts with a specific tag?

  1. Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
  2. Click the blog you’d like to update on the left side of the page.
  3. Click “Customize” in the Theme section.
  4. Scroll to the "Pages" section of the sidebar.
  5. Click "Add a Page."
  6. Select "Redirect" from the dropdown menu.
  7. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, /mytag, but replace “my tag” with the tag you want to use.
  8. In the "Redirect to" field add /tagged/mytag to the end of your blog URL, but replace "mytag" with the tag you want to use.
  9. Click the toggle switch labeled "Show a link to this page."
  10. Click Save.
Or:
  1. Click "Customize" on the right side of the Dashboard. Make sure you've selected the blog you want to update from the blog menu.
  2. Scroll to the "Pages" section of the sidebar.
  3. Click "Add a Page."
  4. Select "Redirect" from the dropdown menu.
  5. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, /mytag, but replace “my tag” with the tag you want to use.
  6. In the "Redirect to" field add /tagged/mytag to the end of your blog URL, but replace "mytag" with the tag you want to use.
  7. Click the toggle switch labeled "Show a link to this page."
  8. Click Save.

How do I create a Page that redirects to an external website?

  1. Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
  2. Click the blog you’d like to update on the left side of the page.
  3. Click “Customize” in the Theme section.
  4. Scroll to the "Pages" section of the sidebar.
  5. Click "Add a Page."
  6. Select "Redirect" from the dropdown menu.
  7. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, if you're redirecting to Twitter, you could type /mytwitter. If you're redirecting to Facebook, you could use /myfacebook.
  8. In the "Redirect to" field enter the URL to send visitors to. If you're redirecting to Twitter, the URL would be www.twitter.com/username, where "username" is your @handle.
  9. Click the toggle switch labeled "Show a link to this page."
  10. Click Save.
Or:
  1. Click "Customize" on the right side of the Dashboard. Make sure you've selected the blog you want to update from the blog menu.
  2. Scroll to the "Pages" section of the sidebar.
  3. Click "Add a Page."
  4. Select "Redirect" from the dropdown menu.
  5. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, if you're redirecting to Twitter, you could type /mytwitter. If you're redirecting to Facebook, you could use /myfacebook.
  6. In the "Redirect to" field enter the URL to send visitors to. If you're redirecting to Twitter, the URL would be www.twitter.com/username, where "username" is your @handle.
  7. Click the toggle switch labeled "Show a link to this page."
  8. Click Save.

Troubleshooting

Why doesn't my blog show Page links?

All of our featured blog themes contain code that will show Page links on your blog. If these links aren’t showing up, the issue could be one of two things:

  • You are using a theme that doesn't support Pages.
  • You are using custom HTML that is preventing your blog from receiving the latest version of your theme.

How can I make sure Page links show up on my blog?

  • Change themes or install the latest version of your theme.
  • Create an HTML link in the Description or custom HTML of your blog that points to your Page. For example:
    <a href="/pageurl">My Page!</a>
    (replace “pageurl” with the URL you set for your Page)
  • Edit the custom HTML for your blog on the Theme tab. Go to “Customize” and add the necessary code to the theme. For more info, check out our blog theme documentation.