Your Podcast Websites hosting account gives you everything you need to create a well-structured, professional website. One facet of a well-rounded website is the website "page."
Website pages give you the space to share information outside of your podcast medium. Common pages found on podcast websites include:
- About page
- Sponsors page
- Merch page
- Contact page
Step 1: Create Your Page
- Login to the WordPress admin interface. In most cases, you can access this at: https://yoursite.com/wp-admin. See specific instructions for accessing your WordPress admin interface in this article.
- Once in the WordPress admin panel, hover over the Pages tab
- In the drop-down, click Add New
Completing these steps opens the page customization interface. This interface allows you to name your page, add text, images, and much, much more. When you're ready, move to the next step to customize your page.
Step 2: Customize Your Page
Once you have entered the page customization interface, you're ready to customize your page. We'll walk you through setting up some of the page basics. For additional WordPress tutorials, consult our knowledge base articles or the Learn WordPress site.
Ensure that you are in the page customization interface before attempting any of the below instructions.
Add Your Page Name
Set your page name by clicking the Add Title box and entering your desired page name. You can change the page name at any time by returning to this box and entering a new page name.
Use Blocks to Build Your Page
WordPress utilizes a block builder for page building. By using blocks, you can easily arrange and rearrange your page content, ensure proper formatting, and plan out your page.
You can find all the available page blocks by:
- Clicking the + button in the page body or at the top of the page editor interface. This will open the block menu.
- Select your desired block to add to your page
There are a wealth of content blocks to choose from. From text paragraphs, images, social media, and more.
Once you have added a few blocks, you may want to rearrange them. To move a block:
- Click on the block
- In the navbar, click and hold the "Drag" icon (it looks like two rows of dots)
- Drag to the desired location. A small blue line will appear where the block will be placed if dropped.
If you drop the block in a invalid place (i.e. the blue line does not appear), the block will revert to its prior position.
Alternative Method: You may also move blocks by using the up and down arrow icons on the block toolbar. This method will move the block up or down one block at a time.
If you want to level up your block-building, check out learn.wordpress.org. They have phenomenal resources designed by the WordPress team to help beginners learn the ins and outs of using WordPress, especially the block builder.
Set Your Page Template
Some of our Podcast Exclusive themes come with templates for:
- About pages
- Contact pages
These templates integrate the pages into the theme. Certain themes, like Flourish and Fractal, will assign new formatting and offer customizations to pages with assigned templates. Some theme features, such as Flourish’s Podcast Host customizations, rely on the templates and may not function properly if no templates are set.
To set a page template:
- In the right sidebar of your page editor, click the Template tab
- Click on the template field. If no template has been selected, it will read, “Default Template”
- Select the desired template type from the drop-down
Once set and the page is saved, the template will be applied to the page.
Step 3: Preview Your Page
Preview your page by clicking the Preview button in the top right corner of the Page Editor Interface. Clicking the button will create a drop-down with several options. Choose the option that works best for you:
|Desktop||Displays the page editor in a desktop size.|
|Tablet||Displays the page editor in a tablet size.|
|Mobile||Displays the page editor in a mobile size.|
|Preview in New Tab||This opens and loads the page in a new tab.|
While the other preview modes adjust the page editor, the "Preview in New Tab" option loads and applies the theme formatting to the page as if you had published the page (but don't worry - it's still just a preview).
This option is an invaluable tool if you want to see what your pagel looks like before you publish.
Step 4: Publish Your Page
Once you're satisfied with your page, it's time to publish. By publishing your page, you're cementing your changes and taking it online for all to see.
To publish your page, go to the top right corner of your page editor and click the blue Publish button. A slide out bar will appear. Click the Publish button again.
Tip: Want to make new changes to the page? You can always return to the page editor, make changes, and click the blue Update button.
You can view your newly published page by going to the Permalink section of the sidebar, then clicking the URL underneath the View Page section.