Step 09 - Create Essential Pages

Updated : 20-Mar-2023

Create Pages

  1. Delete all the pages and posts that WordPress supplies.
  2. Create the pages you see here written in BLACK. Using the WordPress editor (not BricksBuilder), add a paragraph of placeholder content to each page.  You can get placeholder content from here.
  3. Set the red ones up as parent pages in the structure indicated.  The red pages have no content.
Page Structure
Create this page structure
  1. Now set SEO settings for all parent pages (in red above) , under Visibility to be :
  • Noindex
  • Nofollow
  • Noarchive
  • Exclude from search, and 
  • 301 Redirect to homepage (by placing a / in the URL box)

Finally - write down the page ids of each of the parent pages for legal, landers and confirmations. Keep the information where you'll be able to find it. Maybe set up a Google Docs for notes on this development. For example mine are as follows:

Parent PageParent Page Id

Create Posts

Create 6 posts with the names Sample Post A, Sample Post B and so on to Sample Post F. Provide some placeholder text for each post using the text generator.

Assign each sample post a featured image. I have supplied 6 featured images for each post here if you want to use them. They came from the free site Unsplash. The reason to do this is so you have some content in a new site when you first build it. You may need it for various queries and archives.

All the posts will end up in the uncategorised category. Don't worry about this as we will address it in the next step.

Why Do This?

In order to minimise chaos once the site grows, I found it effective to separate out thank you pages, landing pages, testing pages and standard legal pages from real website content. I did this using sub-pages.   It makes all the content easier to find.  

Even if you already have content planned, I suggest you use simple placeholder text for now as this can then be part of your Seed Site. Once your real site is in place you can go back and replace the placeholder text with proper content.

The SEO settings for the parent pages as detailed above, is to ensure that no-one can visit the parent pages, nor stumble across them, nor find them in the search engines.

When you redirect to the home page do not put in the the full URL of the home page - just use a “/”

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