Create Pages

In WordPress, “Pages” are used to create static content, or content that doesn’t change very often like “contact us”, “about us” and “privacy notices”.


Recommended Use: Create Pages for your “About” and “Contact” information. Then add these to the main menu.


Adding an About Page

(See FIG L)

  1. In the WP-Admin area, go to PAGES > ADD NEW
  2. Enter a page title. To create an About page enter “About”
  3. In the text box below enter what ever you would like your readers to generally know about you or your blog.
  4. On the right column, under Publish, click PUBLISH
FIG L: Adding an About Page

Adding a Contact Page

Creating a contact page uses the same process for creating any page, except you need to create a form for your readers to use to contact you. Fortunately, with WordPress this is as easy as installing a plugin.

Install a Contact Plugin

First, we need to find and install the “Fast Secure Contact Form” plugin. You can choose other contact form plugins, but this one is pretty straight forward and easy to configure.

  1. In the WP-Admin area, go to PLUGINS > ADD NEW
  2. In the search field, type “Fast Secure Contact Form”
  3. Find it in the results list, and click INSTALL
  4. ACTIVATE the plugin
  5. In the WP-Admin area, now go to PLUGINS > FS Contact Form Options. This is the control for this specific plugin. (See FIG N)
  6. Copy the contact form code which can be found under USAGE (See FIG N)
  7. Now we need to insert this code into your new Contact Page
FIG N: Copy form code

Create a Contact Page

  1. In the WP-Admin area, go to PAGES > ADD NEW
  2. Enter “Contact” in the page title
  3. Switch the text box to HTML (instead of Visual)
  4. Enter the form code and any supporting text you want to show before the form (See FIG O)
  5. Click PUBLISH to save the page
FIG O: Contact page

Once you have created these pages you are now ready to add it to your main menu. See Setup Main Menu.




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26 Responses to Create Pages

  1. Seorn Thomas says:

    How do you change the homepage?

    • admin says:

      Seorn,

      I am not sure what you mean by changing the homepage. Are you trying to tweak the formatting, add custom art to your header, or is it something else? Can you please elaborate a little for me so I can help more? Thanks.

      - Travel Blogger Support

  2. Thane says:

    How do i kill the Home page that is a blog post. I only want static pages and i cant get rid of this post page calling its self (home). I need to create a static front page.

    • admin says:

      Thane,

      I will need to get back to one of our developers about this, but they will reply to you as soon as they can. Thanks for contacting us.

      - Travel Blogger Theme Support

  3. Thane says:

    It was under setting then reading then select static and the page you want to set as the front page.

  4. Rod Pel says:

    hi,
    I have been experimenting problems with the pages: the home page text appears on every page created….

    Regards,
    R

    • admin says:

      Rod,
      Thanks for letting us know. I will have one of our developers take a look at this for you, and we’ll get back to you soon as we can. Thanks!
      - Travel Blogger Support

  5. Michele says:

    I love this template so much! I took your background design and incorporated it into a different design for my blog.

    I have tried to find a place in the editor to remove “Leave a Reply” from the pages only. Is this possible?

    How can I remove the comment section from my blog pages?

    • admin says:

      Hey Michele,
      Just to let you know, we have come out with a newly updated version of our theme, but in the older version of the theme there were no admin controls to actually remove the comments section, but a couple of other methods to go about this. Here they are:

      You can manually disable them. There are two ways of accomplishing this, the simplest way is method number one, where you remove the custom blogroll template, but with this you won’t have the teasers at the bottom of the page (smaller blocks of content). Method two is a little more complex but you keep the teasers at the bottom of the page.

      1. Method One

      Open the index.php file located in the root folder of the theme(you can also use the editor in the wordpress admin area, under Appearance > Editor, file is named “Main Index Template”.

      On line 27, where this shows: get_template_part( ‘loop’, ‘home’ );. Change to get_template_part( ‘loop’, ‘index’ );

      2. Method Two

      Open file loop-home.php in the root folder of the theme (you can aslo use the editor in the wordpress admin area)

      On line 48 where this is displayed:

      , change to
      . Now on line 62 thru line 65, you will remove all these lines. So where this displays:

      < ?php exp_get_comments($post->ID); ?>

      Remove completely.

      • I have version 1.6 I still get comments box on every page and no option to remove it. Can you please go over the procedure once again or point me where to customize it so that I don’t get comments on page. It usually does not make sense as pages are static content as opposed to dynamic as in posts.
        Thanks so much for the beautiful template!

        • admin says:

          If you have updated to the latest version of the theme, then under your dashboard go to Appearances > Theme Layout and Skins > scroll down to “Blog Roll Content Setting” and then click the option to “hide” the comments.

  6. Michele says:

    Hmmm. Nothing seems to happen and I’ve tried both methods.

    I do have Travel Blogger 1.3.5. Isn’t this the newest version? I can’t seem to find a newer one on your site.

    • admin says:

      Hey Michele,
      Sorry for the confusion, We will be posting the newest version of the theme shortly, let me review your previous question again, and I will have one of our developers get back to you.
      -Travel Blogger Support

  7. Lorenzo says:

    Congratulation for this wonderful template.

    I have created a “page” for the home page. I don’t like it and when i feature a post on home page i don’t see it.I would like to create an “Home Page” with most beautiful post from different categories. I can’t do it. What is the problem? How can i do it?

    I hope that you understand me. Sorry for my bad engllish.

    Greetings from Italy

    • admin says:

      Lorenzo,
      WordPress and our theme does not support this sort of modification that you are talking about, you would have to write a custom page template in PHP to pull in specific posts on one page. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
      - Travel Blogger Support

  8. do you provide free website

    • admin says:

      We don’t provide a free website, but a free WordPress theme that you can use on your website, which you can configure to your needs. Thanks for contacting us, and feel free to give our site’s theme a try. :).
      - Travel Blogger Support

      • admin says:

        Hey David,
        Turns out there may be an easy fix for this that you would have to do here is how:

        Go under Appearance > Custom Colors and Fonts

        At the bottom of the page there is a button that says “Reset to Defaults” if you press that, then this should fix the bug.

        ** You will loose your custom colors that you have set though, so be sure to take note of what you had selected** but this should fix the problem with the font not staying to what you have changed it to. Please let us know if this doesn’t work. Hope that this helps!

        - Travel Blogger Support

  9. Christi says:

    Is there any way to remove the title of the page? For example, I have a home page titled “Home”; I want it to say Home on the menu but not repeat in the body of my page.

    • admin says:

      Christi,
      If you are trying to hide the text in the Header, which is what I think you are talking about, in the admin area go under Appearance > Header, and in this section under “Header Text” you will see an option that says “Display Text” be sure to select “No” and this will hide the Header text. Hope this helps, feel free to contact us again if you have any more issues. Thanks!
      - Travel Blogger Support

  10. Donna says:

    Hi

    I am turning the template into a website (don’t want a blog). So I want to remove the comment box – where someone can “leave a reply”"

    • admin says:

      Donna,

      In our latest version of the theme, there are settings in the dashboard where you can hide the comments section.

      - Travel Blogger Support

  11. Marnus says:

    Dear Travel Blogger, thank you so much for this great theme. I just however want to use it only for a
    static website and no blogging., is that possible?

    How can I make the pages with no side bars? Then I please want to ask you help with the appearance of the site name and description. I do not want the site name and description to be visible, but when I choose that option in Theme Appearance, nothing happens, it just stays visible on the site. And then I remove it, and it works but then my site is not named or anything. How can I fix that?

    Thank you so much for your help and time!
    Marnus

    • admin says:

      Marnus,

      You can specify the site theme not to be used as a travel blog per se, there are a lot of folks who have created their own pages and stuff via our theme. You do have to have WordPress for the theme to be used though. I would recommend uploading the latest version of our theme, we did fix a lot of bug we were having, some of which were occurring with the theme settings.

      - Travel Blogger Support

  12. Ray Bleijenberg says:

    Hi,
    I like the template and would like to use it for my website.
    Is there a way to make the first page a blog like it is and the other pages without the possibility to react etc.
    regards, Ray

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