Friday, July 09, 2010

The Edit Pages Display

Similar to the "Edit Posts" menu, the "Edit Pages" display is the center of your blog maintenance activity. Since each blog can have a maximum of 10 pages, the pages are enumerated in a GUI array - as opposed to posts, which are not limited, and which are enumerated in the "Edit Posts" list.

For each page, you can
  • Edit (using Page / Post Editor).
  • View (using the browser).
  • Delete a page. If you delete, do so very carefully. And do not delete a page, to quickly clear its content, with the intention of publishing a new page with that same title. You may use the same title, but the page URL will never be the same.
  • View comments for the page.

Since pages don't have dates, they can't be saved as "Scheduled", and there is no choice to display pages selectively. All pages are displayed, in all cases.

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2 comments:

Adam said...

Chuck, you say you can't save a "draft" page, but I've got one waiting in the wings right now.

I got it my saving my page from the page editor but not publishing it.

When I look at Edit Pages, the icon for the page is (a) light gray (versus blue), (b) defined by a dotted line (versus unbroken), and has the word DRAFT centered below it (also light gray).

It's a different UI than for posts to be sure, but it's there.

Chuck said...

you say you can't save a "draft" page, but I've got one waiting in the wings right now.

Dang, you gotta keep a constant eye on the changes. Something new every minute.