Every website is made up of at least four or five pages. These are necessary to organize information based on some basic areas of your business. Page creation is a snap when you use WordPress. You can also include nested pages or sub-pages if needed. Read on to learn more about the must have pages for every website and how they can be created with WordPress.
Whatever the purpose of your website – business, blog, information, non-profit organization, sales – there is a logical division of the information. You will always have a home page, a product or services page, a contact page, an about page, and if you are conversant with the times, you will probably have a blog page. Depending on the page, you might want to change the design or format of the page. For example, your home page will probably be an overview of all the information on your website, with links to other pages. In times bygone, the home page was very often the 'About' page.
WordPress themes offer many options and home pages now come with slick image sliders, blog sections, page excerpts etc. Depending on the theme you have chosen, you can configure the home page to look really attractive and be a showcase to every other page in your website.
The About page generally contains company information such as your history, your vision, mission, values etc. It can also contain bios of the executives, or your board of directors or your founders. Your particular business will dictate what goes here. If you are a startup, you might want to list the people who are the brains behind your venture, or people who are funding you. If you are a restaurant business, the About page could explain your philosophy or the inspiration behind your cooking style etc. WordPress offers features that have attractive bio boxes that contain a person's photo and short bio. External plugins are also available, and you may choose these based on your need.
A product or services page is a must for any business. You can list your products or pre-packaged services here. Many WordPress themes allow you to add shopping cart type functionality so that the buyer can directly select some products and check them out. You can use the parent-child pages or nested pages to have a main page for a category of product, and have child pages with different products.
The contact page is simply a must. You definitely want to provide a way for your visitor to contact you. There are several elements that can be put on a contact page in a WordPress website. Contact forms can be configured, maps can be inserted, address or phone information can also be given. You can configure this any way you want, while making sure the user can get a message across to you.
These kinds of pages look professional and set you apart. And the best part is, you do not need to code them. With WordPress, it is all mostly 'point and click'.