There are a lot of things you need to make your blog look complete. You need to add a good logo, menu bar, some contents, and pages.
While the first three depends on individuals need, creating pages is something every blog should be doing. But what pages? Is there any list of must-have pages I need to create?
In this article, I’m sharing 7 important pages for a blog I think every site should own. Not only these will make your site look complete, these will improve trust and help readers know more about you, connect with you, and understand how your site works.
These blog pages can help you build user trust as they make your site look complete with a human touch.
How to Create A New Page in WordPress?
Considering it’s the first time you’re using WordPress, here’s how to create a new page.
1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to pages > add new.
2. Give your page a title and permalink.
3. Hit publish once you are done adding content to the page.
Now that you know the basics, let’s get started with the list.
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When you write high-quality articles, you open up the gates to many opportunities. People may want to work with you, ask for your help, interview you, and pay you for the sponsored post.
But how do they contact you?
Without a contact me page, those doors get closed and your chances of getting popular or making money reduces. You don’t need to create a super beautiful contact page; a simple one does the job for you.
Many themes give a predefined option to make a page as contact page by adding forms on the page. If yours don’t, then you can use a simple plugin called contact form 7 to create a quick contact page.
Want some inspiration to create a beautiful contact page? Visit here.
2. About Me
I have a habit of knowing people more. About how they started doing something, what inspired them and all.
So, whenever I visit a new site, you’ll find me reading site owner about me page. I just love to read background stories.
And I’m sure; I’m not the only one who does this.
Having an about me page helps your visitors know you better and connect with you.
And by placing Call to Action section on your about me page, you can quickly achieve unexpected results.
Be sure to follow the below outline of a perfect about me page.
A sitemap is a page which is not for your visitors but web crawlers.
You can, however, design your sitemap page to make it user-friendly and easy to navigate, but very few of your visitors will be visiting it.
The sitemap page contains links to all the post and pages to your website which makes web crawlers easy to index your latest articles and rank them.
You can create a sitemap page for your site using any of the below WordPress plugins.
Once you have added this page to your site, don’t forget to submit it to search engines. Harsh Agarwal has a guide on how and where to submit sitemaps for better visibility. Be sure to check that out.
4. Affiliate Disclosure
If you are promoting affiliate products on your site, then this page is a must for you.
Affiliate disclosure page is used to disclose that you use affiliate links on your site which will earn you a commission when someone buys using that link.
It is a simple page, but its value is highly useful. Many affiliate networks may reject your application if you don’t have this page.
Below are some tools to generate affiliate disclosure pages which can help you.
Here you must outline personal information you may collect from your visitors using any form. For instance, I collect email and name of users who wish to be a part of my newsletter.
6. Service Page
If you provide any services related to your website, then adding a service page can be one of the best things you can do.
Of course, it is optional, and you don’t necessarily have to have it on your blog.
You can also add a contact form below the service page to provide your visitors with an easier way to connect with you.
If you need inspiration, then do check out these insanely powerful service pages.
7. 404 Error Page
Whenever a visitor tries to visit a link or page on your site which is not present, he’ll be taken to the 404 Error page.
By default, your 404 error page will have a simple layout with a link pointing back to the homepage. However, this simple layout may not please your visitors and make them leave your site.
But if you can show some creativity, you can easily trigger your visitors to visit the homepage or do a quick search on your site.
Creativebloq.com has a collection of 34 brilliantly designed 404 pages.
If you didn’t have these essential pages for the blog, then it’s time to create them as soon as possible. With examples and tools provided, it won’t take you much to create these important pages for the blog.
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Over To You
What do you think of creating these pages? Are they worth your time or you’re better without them?
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