Organize Your Pages

To help your users find the information they need, the pages on your site should have a logical organizational structure. The Parent level pages, usually shown in your Site Menu, are the “buckets” where similar information should be stored.

For example, suppose you have a WordPress site for a performing arts series and would like to create an individual Page for each act or performer you have scheduled to perform. You would begin by creating a Parent Page called “Performers” on which you could describe general information about your performers. Then you would create a series of Child Pages which would be Subpages to “Performers” and might include “The Kronos Quartet,” “Yo Yo Ma,” “Turtle Island String Quartet” and “Itzhak Perlman.”


— The Kronos Quartet

— Yo Yo Ma

— Turtle Island String Quartet

— Itzhak Perlman

To begin the process of organizing existing pages, go to Pages, and edit one of the Child Pages. Click the “Parent” drop-down menu on the right side of your Page you are editing. The drop-down menu contains a list of all the Pages already created for your site. To turn your current Page into a Subpage, or Child of the Parent Page, select the appropriate Page from the drop-down menu.

Parent page

If you specify a Parent other than “Main Page (no parent)” from the list, the Page you are now editing will be made a Child of that selected Page. When your Pages are listed, the Child Page will be nested under the Parent Page. The URL link of your Pages will also reflect this Page hierarchy.

In the above example, the URL for the Yo Yo Ma Page would be:

You can also make the selection of a Parent page on a new page before you hit Publish.