You can add pages to your site with any content or use a custom page template to show special content such as presentations, events, gallery, staff and locations.

Adding a Page

This is how to add a basic page.

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
  2. Enter a title and content.
  3. Click Publish.
  4. Don’t forget to add your new page to the menu! Learn how on the Menus and Navigation tutorial page.

Note that you can click Screen Options at the top-right to reveal more options for preparing the page. Some options are hidden by default.

Editing and Deleting Pages

  1. Go to Pages > All Pages
  2. Hover over a page to see the Edit and Trash options
  3. When deleting a page, if it is linked to from a menu, make sure to remove it from the menu (go to Appearance > Menus).

Adding an image to a page

This is how to add an image to a page that you have created. First, ensure that the image is suitable for publishing to the web. Ensure that you have the right to use the image and that it is the correct size. An image need not be larger than 800 x 600 pixels for uploading to your web site. You should not upload images directly taken from a camera without first resizing. Here is an easy to use program (Windows only) for resizing your photos.

  1. Go to Pages.
  2. Hover over a page and click Edit.
  3. Place your cursor at the location where you would like to add an image. Don’t worry, you can move your image later by dragging it.
  4. Click Add Media.
  5. Click Upload Files.
  6. Click Select Files. Browse to your image files located on your computer.
  7. Click Open. You can now set variables for your image, such as: title; description; alignment; size; and, if you want to the image to link to another page or file.
  8. Click Insert into page.

Adding and linking to a PDF

Adding a PDF (or any other document type) is very similar to adding an image.

  1. Go to Pages.
  2. Hover over a page and click Edit.
  3. Place your cursor at the location where you would like to add the link to your PDF.
  4. Click Add Media.
  5. Click Upload Files.
  6. Click Select Files. Browse to your PDF file located on your computer.
  7. Click Open. You can now set variables for your PDF, such as: title; caption; and, description. The text entered in the Title text box becomes the text for the link to the PDF.
  8. Click Insert into page.

Header Image

Using a Header Image

You can optionally add a header image to a page. When adding or editing a page:

  1. Click Set featured image.
  2. Click Upload Files.
  3. Upload an image.
  4. Select the uploaded image.
  5. Click Set featured image to use it.

The image you upload should be at least 960×250 (if larger, it will be auto-cropped). If you upload an image that is less than 960 pixels wide, it will appear stretched in the header. In this case, you should provide a larger image.

Page Header Override

Sometimes you may want a page to use the header image and title from another page. This is handy in instances when you want to create a “section” of pages that all have the same header.

Look for the Page Header Override option when adding or editing a page.

 

Custom Page Templates

Risen uses page templates to show special content such as the presentation archive, events, locations, etc. Look for the Page Attributes box which has a Template selector when adding or editing a page.

  • Blog – Lists all Blog posts from new to old
  • Contact – Uses the the Contact Sidebar for widgets. Provides no content. Read the Contact Page guide.
  • Events – Lists your events. Read the Events guide.
  • Gallery – Categories – Lists all Gallery categories.
  • Gallery – All Images & Videos – Lists all Gallery images and videos.
  • Gallery – All Images – Lists all Gallery images (no videos).
  • Gallery – All Videos – Lists all Gallery videos (no images).
  • Locations – Lists all Locations
  • Multimedia – Lists all Presentations from new to old
  • Staff – Lists all Staff members

Any content that you enter will appear above the content produced by the page template. For example, you could write a brief message about your team in the content box then choose the Staff template. When viewing the page, the result would be your staff members appearing below the message you wrote.

Sidebar Widgets

You can show an optional sidebar with Widgets on the right side of your pages. When adding or editing a page:

  1. Check the Show sidebar widgets box and save
  2. Go to Appearances > Widgets
  3. Click Page Sidebar to expand it
  4. Drag any widgets you want into the sidebar

If your page is using a custom page template then it has its own sidebar that you can drag widgets into. For example, if you create a page using the Events template then it uses the Events Sidebar. Only pages without a template use the default Page Sidebar.

Read the Widgets guide for more information.