Learn WordPress From The Ground Up: Page Settings

There are some settings you can enable for Pages that you should know about just in case you need them later.

Password Protection

You can change the status of your Page to password protected and give it a password that allows visitors to view the content on your page.

This is good for creating a quick members only page or something you can use to store quick links or info just for you or someone on your team.

Private Status

There’s also another status you can give to a Page that will make it private and only viewable by people who are logged in with a user account.

I use this when I’m working on a new page and don’t want anyone else to see it until it’s finished.

Page Template

Sometimes your theme or a plugin will have a Page Template available for you to use. When it’s selected from the dropdown that template will display on the front end and occasionally will offer settings for you to display additional information outside of the usual title and content areas.

I know the Elementor page builder has a Blank Canvas template that lets you use Elementor on the whole page and not just in the content area.

The Beaver Builder Theme has page templates that remove the header and footer areas or display a sidebar area.

You can also create your own page template and use it inside of a “child theme”. This would be good if you know how to code your own pages and only need WordPress to display them. I use this method for web apps that I create with WordPress.

Code Editor

There’s also the ability to switch between the Block Editor and the Code Editor.

You may not ever need to use it, but it’s good to know it’s there.