Just as you can have Subcategories within your Categories, you can also have subpages within your pages, creating a hierarchy of pages.

For example, suppose you are creating a WordPress site for a travel program and would like to create an individual Page for each continent and country to which the students can make travel arrangements. You would begin by creating a Page called "Africa" on which you could describe general information about travel to Africa. Then you would create a series of Pages which would be subpages to "Africa" and might include "Lesotho," "Cameroon," "Togo," and "Swaziland. Another individual Page is made for "South America" and would feature subpages of "Brazil," "Argentina," and "Chile." Your site would then list:

  • Africa
    • Cameroon
    • Lesotho
    • Swaziland
    • Togo
  • South America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile

Getting Started

  1. From the Dashboard, click on the Pages pull-down menu. Choose Add New, or you can accomplish the same task through the Edit Page for any page you choose.
  2. Find the Pages Attribute pull-down menu under the Publish box.
  3. Under the Parent heading is a pull-down menu, if you click on the pull-down menu, a list of all your pages will be shown. I have several other pages for this site, so I will place this new page as a subpage of Home Page. Remember, any page can be turned into a subpage through the Edit Page page following these same instructions.
  4. Click Save or Publish.
  5. Now, click Pages to view a list of all your pages. You can see that the new page we created is subordinate to the Home Page page that was previously created.
  6. From the front page of the site, we can see how any subpage is subordinate to its parent page. Note that different themes will place pages in different places.
  7. For example, if I change the the theme to Atahualpa, then all my pages become tabs above the header, and clicking on the About tab shows all the subpages associated with that page.