Documentation General Page Creation and Editing

Using the WordPress “Gutenberg” Editor

“Gutenberg” is the advanced content creation tool used in WordPress. It allows you to add blocks off content to a page. You can learn more about the power of Gutenberg at this Gutenberg Guide.

Setting Up New Pages

Setting up news pages on the site can be a bit tricky but this is not something that will be done on a daily basis. Depending on where the page lives, there are different parameters to configure. Here is the general hierarchy of pages:

  • Homepage
    • Subhub (Example: CHAP, BHA, DHA landing pages)
      • Subhub Child (Example: CHAP Board Committee)

So, this page uses the Subhub Child template and is the child of the Documentation page which uses the Subhub template. You can see these settings in the edit screen for this page:

There are three different locations for menus on the site. The Main Navigation (A), Sub Navigation (B), and Sidebar Navigation (C).

All but the Main Navigation (A) menu can be configured on the Subhub Child pages. Since Subhub pages are designed to be the program homepage, it only has the Sub Navigation (B) that can be configured in the page edit screen.

Example of the menus available to edit on the Sub Hub Child page Template.
Example of menus available using a Sub Hub Template.

Creating and Editing Site Menus

You can create or edit an existing menu in the dashboard. Go to Appearance > Menus. You can then either create a new menu (A) or edit and existing menu (B):

Follow the naming convention when creating a new menu to make it clear where the menu is intended to be displayed. Submenus have “Submenu” appended to the name and Sidebars have “Sidebar” appended to the name: