WordPress Tutorials – How to Make an About Page
An “About” page is something that you'll find on most websites, whether they are blogs or any other kind of online resource. This page provides some background information on the company or individual behind the site as well as some preliminary information about the site itself.
It is a good idea to have an About page on your blog, since it helps to connect you to readers and provides you with a platform to offer some useful information which doesn't quite fit anywhere else on your blog.
To create an About page in WordPress, you do not need to be using any specific theme or additional plugins since the functionality to add individual, static pages (in addition to blog posts themselves) is already provided.
The About page, as any other page on your blog, will, in most themes, be accessible by clicking the corresponding button on the website's homepage. You can also create individual pages for links, site contents and anything else you want.
Log in to your WordPress dashboard and click “Pages” in the sidebar. In this section of the dashboard, you can add as many pages as you like as well as edit existing ones.
These pages are static and do not appear on the front page of your WordPress site as do blog posts. To start creating your About page, click “Add New” close to the top of the page.
Enter a title for the new page. Call it “About” or something similar. Click on the main text input box below and start typing the content for your page.
As with any blog post, you can also format your text in a variety of ways using different fonts, sizes, and colours. You can also add pictures and other media types to the page.
Be aware that you can save your work at any time without actually publishing it by clicking “Save Draft.”
When you have finished writing the content, click on “Preview” to see how it will look once it is published on your blog.
If you are happy with the preview, click “Publish.” From now on, people will be able to see your new About page by clicking the “About” button or link on your blog's homepage.