These pages can be updated in similar ways as your posts, making it easy to ensure that important things are kept current.
Many WordPress installations are going to include some default or sample pages that you probably don’t need, or you might create some pages that seemed important at the time, but you never actually used or published.
The steps for deleting pages in WordPress are to go to the Pages tab in the WordPress interface, hover over the page you want to delete, then select the Trash link.
But your needs may change over time, and you might find that a current page is no longer necessary.
Luckily the pages that you create in WordPress can be deleted. Our tutorial below will show you how to delete an existing WordPress page and remove it from your site.
How to Delete Pages in a WordPress Website
- Sign in to your admin section.
- Click Pages.
- Hover over the page.
- Select the Trash option.
Our guide continues below with more information on how to delete an existing page from the WordPress dashboard, including pictures of these steps.
How to Remove a WordPress Page (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in WordPress version 5.1., but work similarly in most older versions of WordPress as well as newer versions of WordPress, like 5.9.
Step 1: Sign into the admin section of your WordPress site.
You can navigate to your admin section by going to yoursitename.com/wp-admin.
Step 2: Select the Pages tab at the left side of the window.
Step 3: Hover over the page that you wish to delete, then click the Trash option.
If this is the first page that you have deleted, then you will notice that there is now a Trash link above your page list.
If you click that link you will see all of your trashed pages. You can restore a deleted page by hovering over that page, then selecting the Restore option.
Alternatively, you can permanently delete that page if you are certain that you won’t need it again in the future. Just click Delete permanently to remove that deleted page from the trash folder for good.
Our tutorial continues below with additional information on how to delete a single page or multiple pages from the WordPress website builder that you have installed with your Web host.
More Information on Deleting WordPress Pages
While this guide has focused on how to remove a single page or post when you click the Trash button as you hover over the page, you can also perform bulk actions that allow you to delete multiple pages at the same time.
When you are on the Pages menu in the WordPress admin dashboard you can check the box to the left of each of the pages that you would like to delete from the site.
You can then click the Bulk Actions drop down above the list of pages, then choose the Move to Trash option.
You can then click Trash at the top of the window to permanently delete those pages and start fresh.
If you want to select all of the pages in the trash you can click the box to the left of the word “Title” to quickly select all of them, then use the “Delete Permanently” option from the Bulk Actions menu.
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