Image showing all the available options for editing a wordpress page


  1. Page Title: The title of your page that will display at the top of your page and in the page breadcrumbs.
  2. Add Media: Clicking this button will display the Media Library where you can upload and embed images, videos, and documents.
  3. Add Element: Clicking this button will display the Advanced Element selection tool, which contains special features built specifically for Elon University.
  4. Add Component: Clicking this button will display the Components selection tool, which allows you to insert special features such as accordions, columns, and image galleries.
  5. Add Form: Clicking this button will display the Gravity Forms selection tool, which allows you to embed a web form directly in your page.
  6. Rich Text Editor Buttons: Each of the buttons listed here allow you to customize the content of your page, much like editing a Word document.
  7. Editor Type: Selecting these tabs will toggle between the visual rich text editor and the text editor, which allows you to edit the page’s HTML directly. (It is not recommended to use the text editor if you are not familiar with HTML.)
  8. Editor Body: Where the content of your page is input and edited.
  9. Miscellaneous Page Options Metabox: Various options related to the page being edited.
  10. Open Graph Settings Metabox: Options that allow for the customization of the content that is displayed when sharing the page over social media. For example, adding a custom title, image, and description that appear when sharing the page on Facebook or Twitter.
  11. Quick Page/Post Redirect Metabox: Options for redirecting the page to another page or website.
  12. Publish Metabox: Options for publishing your page or creating a draft.
    1. Save Draft: Save a draft of the page in its current state (including edits you’ve made to an already published page).
    2. Preview: Preview the page with any edits that have been made without publishing them.
    3. Status: The status of the page, such as draft or published.
    4. Publish (date): Change the date that a page was published, or set the date in the future if you want to launch a page at a scheduled time.
    5. Publish/Update (blue button): Publish or update the page containing the edits that have been made. If you’re creating a new page, the button will read “Publish”. If you’re editing an existing page, the button will read “Update”.
  13. Page Attributes Metabox: Options related to the page template and hierarchy.
    1. Parent: Used to set the hierarchy of the page, which determines the URL structure. (Important: You should be mindful of changing the parent of a page if the page is already linked throughout the site. Changing the parent will change the URL, which could potentially lead to broken pages.)
    2. Template: List of available page templates.
    3. Order: The order of the page if attempting to organize the pages in the site. (This option does not have any impact on front-end of the site.)
  14. Sidebar Options Metabox: Options related to the sidebar(s) and menu on the page.
    1. Navigation Menu Type: (Default or Custom) Determines if the sites default or custom navigation menu displays in the left sidebar.
    2. Left Sidebar Type: (Default or Custom) Determines if the sites default or custom sidebar displays for the left sidebar.
    3. Enable Right Sidebar: Determines if the right sidebar is enabled, converting the template to a three column layout.
  15. View Permissions Metabox: Options related to password protecting the page. This controls viewing the page on the front-end, not who has permissions to edit the page.
    1. Require Account: Checking this option will require logging in with an Elon account to view the page.
    2. Require Group Membership: Searching for and selecting a group from this option will require the individual logged in to be part of a directory group in order to view the page.