Date: March 9, 2020
Written by: Ian Stewart
Need to add a new page to your site but don’t know where to start? Making a brand new site on WordPress.com and want to design a homepage quickly? There’s a new addition to the WordPress experience that’ll help with exactly that.
Let’s take a look at Page Layouts! They’re pre-designed pages you can drop content into, without needing to decide what to put where.
To add a Page Layout to your site, head to My Sites > Site > Pages and click the “Add New Page” button — it’s the pink one:
Next, we’ll show you a selection of layouts you can choose from — there are layouts available for
- About pages
- Contact pages
- Services pages
- Portfolio pages
- Restaurant Menu, Team, and Blog pages
- and even starting points for Home pages
Here’s one of the available Portfolio Page Layouts, for example.
These layouts are all made using blocks in our block editor, which means you can edit the images, content, and layout all in one place. Start by replacing the default images and text, and you’ll be on your way!
You can use Page Layouts to make great-looking pages with only a few clicks. For inspiration, here are a selection of layouts using a variety of WordPress.com themes.
What other types of pages and designs would be useful for your site? Let us know what you’d like to see — we’d love to hear from you!