Next, we create a placeholder Home Page. Later you will re-edit this page to make a suitable home page but for now, all we need is some text.
- From the WordPress dashboard go to Pages and delete all the pages that are currently there.
- While you are at it, delete all posts such as the Hello World post.
- Next create a new page called Home Page.
- Using the WordPress editor, (not Oxygen), add a couple of paragraphs of placeholder text to the page. You can get generated text from this website.
- Publish the page
- Stay in the editor
We need to refer to this page in a subsequent step, so we must create it now. It is not the final home page so don’t try to design it - just add the placeholder text as instructed.
If you look at this home page at this stage, it will look terrible. Do not be alarmed. It will look terrible until we get to the part where it looks great.