You can create pages to display content. Your theme includes a number of page templates to choose between. You will need to select the template for each page. For example, if you decide that you would like to use a “One Column” page, then you can choose the “One Column - no sidebar” page template on that page.

Use the Steps Below To Create a New Page

  1. From within the WordPress Dashboard, go to Pages -> Add New.
  2. Add a title for your new page.

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The Editor is used for your actual content (text, photos, video, etc.). Use either the Visual or Text (HTML) tabs to add content. Along with text and other forms of content, Shortcodes can be used to add additional functionality to the page.

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  1. Find the Page Attributes section that is shown on the right side of the page. Notice that it has three sections: Parent, Template, and Order.

 

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A. Parent

Parent relates to whether a page nests below another page in the page hierarchy. For example, you could have a page named “About Me” and another page named “Resume” that takes the parent page “About Me”. Such a hierarchy would look like this:

Note that the the Parent section is defaulted to (no parent). Unless, the page will form part of the Side Navigation page.

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B. Page Templates

The page templates in the evolve and alora themes are slightly different from each other. We will go over the evolve theme first and then the alora theme after that.

EVOLVE THEME TEMPLATES

The evolve theme comes with the following templates:

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Default: This the starter default page template that has a sidebar with it.

Blog: The Blog template brings in your blog posts in a grid format. You can use this template to set up either the front page of your blog or a blog section on your site.

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You can control the appearance of your posts on this page by going to Appearance > Theme Options > Blog and using the settings you find in that section.

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Contact: This is our contact page template. It may be used with a Google Map and Contact Form. See detailed instructions here.

Portfolio Templates: There is a portfolio page with alternative layouts from 1 to 4 columns with or without text. There is also a grid layout template. See the documentation on the Portfolio section for more info.

ALORA THEME TEMPLATES

The alora theme comes with the follow templates. If no template is selected it automatically defaults to the Default Template.

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Default: This is the default page template. It includes a sidebar.

Contact: This is our contact page template. It may be used with a Google Map and Contact Form. See detailed instructions here.

FAQ: This is our frequently asked questions template page. If you need a FAQ on your site, this is ideal for that purpose.

Full Width: This is a full width option that can be used for home pages, about us pages, services, etc. Flexible and useful.

Full Width 100%: This is is a full width template that pushes the width to the maximum of the browser window. To keep content within a 940 pixel width size, you will need to use the full width shortcode.

Portfolio Templates: There is a portfolio page with alternative layouts from 1 to 4 columns with or without text. There is also a grid layout template. See the documentation on the Portfolio section for more info.

Side Navigation: This template enables a side navigation look. To configure the template correctly, set the Parent to Side Navigation. Other pages included with the parent need to be set to the side navigation template. Check the Setting Up The Side Navigation Pages section of this document for more detailed


C. Order

This section specifies the appearance order of pages. If a page is selected to appear as 1, this tells WordPress to display the page first. The default order is 0. If all pages are set to 0, the default order will be alphabetical.

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4. Both the evolve and the alora themes have a number of different options available to you at the bottom of the page if you choose to use them. These options differ according to each theme, so we will go over them separately.

 

EVOLVE OPTIONS

Here's a look at the evolve theme options. (Click to enlarge.)

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Sidebar: This section lets you choose to have a unique sidebar if you like. You will need to set up your sidebars at Appearance > Sidebars.

Sidebar Position: This section gives you a graphical representation of the different sidebar positions you have available to you, from no sidebar to two sidebars arranged in various ways.

Slider Options: You can select a slider for your page if you like. See more about setting up sliders here.

Enable Header Widgets: Choose yes or no here. In order to set up widgets go to Appearance > Theme Options > Header > Header Widgets.

Page Title Options: You can choose to show or hide both your page title and the page breadcrumbs.

Portfolio Options: This section gives you sever options if you working with your portfolio function. See more about setting up the portfolio here.

 

ALORA OPTIONS

Here's a look at the alora theme options. (Click to enlarge.)

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Slider Options: This section gives you a number of options if you choose to use a slider. See more about setting up sliders here.

Page Options: This section gives you options for the page in general, such as whether to display the header or not, whether to display footer widget areas, and even some basic CSS for padding on the top and bottom of the page.

Portfolio Options: This section gives you options if you are pulling in some of your portfolio work. See more about setting up the portfolio here.

Background Options: This section gives you control over your background. You can choose to make it wide or boxed, and you can choose an image or a color for it.

Page Title Bar Options: This section gives you control over the appearance of your title and title bar area. If you are creating a landing page, for example, you may not want a traditional WordPress title. It also gives you the option to create custom subheaders as well as backgrounds for the Title Bar.

 

5. Finally, don't forget to either publish your page or save it as a draft in the top right hand corner of the editor screen.

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