Basic overview of editing pages

The majority of your time using WordPress will involve editing pages. There are two ways to access a page’s edit screen:

  • Go to the “Pages” section from the WordPress dashboard, locate and click the title of a page
  • Navigate to the page you want to edit and click “Edit Page” from the WordPress menu bar (must be logged in)


Text Editor

Edit Bar

If you’ve used word processing software before, the above toolbar should look familiar. If you’re not sure what an icon is, hover over it to reveal its name.

The dropdown menu (displaying “paragraph” in the example above) is used for specifying the format used for a block of text.

Paragraph is used for basic body text, such as this.

Heading 2 is used for subheadings, and is the same as Heading 3.

Heading 4 is the smallest of the subheadings.

Please refer to the Web Style Guide for a comprehensive description of the headings and their various uses.