On the right side of the WordPress page editor, you’ll see Document settings for your page. This area contains some important settings for your page, so let’s go through them.
Satus & Visibility #
The status and visibility section contains details about how and if your page is viewable.
Visibility allows you to select between three options
- Public – Visible to everyone
- Private – Only visible to site admins and editors
- Password-Protected – Make the page only viewable with a password you choose. Only those with the password can view this page.
How to Schedule When Your WordPress Page Will Be Published #
The Publish settings allows you to either choose “Immediately” or a date in the future for your page to be published.
If you want to schedule your page to be published in the future, you can use the time and date picker to choose your preferred publication time.
If you want your page to publish immediately, then leave this setting to Immediately. This means when you hit the blue Publish button at the top of the screen, your page will immediately go live.
Permalink is short for “permanent link.” This is the field where you can customize the last part of the URL of your new page.
Featured Image #
Depending on your theme, the featured image of your page may be used in several ways (like on your home page, for example, in a gallery-style listing of pages). Upload an image that “describes” your new page here.
Featured images are also used by social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as the preview image for the page if you share a link to your new page.
If you’d like to allow comments on your new page, you can enable them here. Otherwise, leave this setting turned off.
Page Attributes #
The Page Attributes section applies a parent page and template to your new page.
- For the Parent section, you can arrange your pages into page hierarchies. For example, you could create this new page with additional pages under it. Or you could place your new page as a child page beneath an existing page.
- Template – Some WordPress themes have custom page templates, so the next Template section allows you to apply a template to your new page.
- The Order box allows you to order your page numerically. Pages are usually ordered alphabetically, but you can choose your own order by entering a number in this field.