You've created a new page, now you want to put it on your site. Technically, that happens when you publish the page, but realistically, no one can see it unless you create a link to it. The link can come from another page, but you probably want to add it on to your site menu, which is usually at the top or the left side of your site
Step 1: Make the Page
Important! The menu on your site is, well, a menu. It's not actually a page, so don't mix them up. Technically the menu item is a link to the page you made. So, when you want to add something to your site/menu, make the page first!
See How To Add A New Page To Your Site for instructions.
Step 2: Add the Page To Your Menu
Once you've created the page, you need to add it to your site. Some sites do that automatically, but if your site doesn't, here's the way to do it:
- Go into the Dashboard of your site.
- Down the left side of the screen, you should see 'Appearance'
You are changing the appearance of the site, that's why it's there.
- Select 'Menus'
This opens up the menu area of the dashboard, and should look like this.
Note: There can be more than one menu, so make sure you're on the right one.
- Select the Page(s) you want to add to the menu.
The pages will be listed in the box. Check the ones you want. You can also search for them as well.
- Once you have your pages, click 'Add To Menu' in the pages area.
This will automatically put them in the menu area on the bottom.
- Drag the new items into position.
Put your mouse over the items you want to move. The mouse becomes 4 arrows. Drag the item around the menu and release it when you get it where you want.
You will see an outline of where it will go. Play with it, you'll see how it works.
Note: To make a sub-menu item, move it under the main item, and to the right slightly.
- Save the Menu!
It sounds obvious, but it's easy to forget.
For more information on WordPress menus see: