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How to Edit a Page Using WordPress

The first thing you might want to do is have one browser tab open with your website page as a visitor, and a second tab with the WordPress editor open so you can switch between the two.  To open the page with the WordPress editor, go to your dashboard and select ‘Pages’  from the left hand menu. From here you can select a page to edit.

Classic Editor

If you are using the new Gutenberg Block Editor, we often recommend installing the classic editor plugin; for some sites it’ll be a much simpler way to make changes. If you’re unsure of how to do this or would rather we check that it won’t harm the functionality of your site just get in touch.

The Classic Editor features a standard set of texting editing tools; the ‘Paragraph’ dropdown is used to structure your page or post by formatting an entire line or paragraph, this is then followed by the usual bold, italic or bulleted list tools. The blockquote option can also be handy for styling your on-site reviews.

The text alignment buttons are just like any text editor and can rearrange the text to the left, middle, or right. You can also create and edit hyperlinks to other pages using the chain icon, for quick use of this command copy the link (CTRL+C), select the text, and press CTRL+V to create a new hyperlink. A less commonly used tool in the classic editor is the Read More function, which hides the text until the visitor clicks to read more. The hidden information can still be crawled by Google but isn’t recommended for your SEO performance. The last button in this row is the Toolbar Toggle icon, this button shows or hides extra formatting options so it’s always recommended to keep it activated.

In the extra formatting section you have access to a text strikethrough, a horizontal line and text colour- all really useful for keep your pages looking interesting. The Special Character tool is also very useful for accessing utf-8 symbols such as © and ™. Finally the Undo (Ctrl-Z) and Redo (Ctrl+Y) arrows are always lifesavers, use these to cycle backwards and forwards between the changes you’ve made.

It’s worth being aware that some themes will have styles that override these options on the front end of your site, if you’re experiencing issues get in touch and we’ll take a look.

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