How to Clear Up Your Site: Removing Pages in WordPress

Website creation and upkeep are both made easy with the help of the robust content management system WordPress.

Because it is easy to use and offers a variety of functions, it is popular with bloggers, small businesses, and big enterprises.

But occasionally, you can remove a page from WordPress.

We’ll demonstrate how to delete pages in WordPress in this blog. 

Make sure you want to delete a page before doing so. A page cannot be recovered after it has been erased.

Follow the instructions below if you want to delete a page.

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For deleting multiple pages simultaneously:

In WordPress, it is possible to remove many pages at once.

Use the following steps:

  1. Go to your WordPress dashboard’s “Pages” area after logging in.
  2. Check the box next to each page you wish to remove by hovering over them.
  3. Choose “Move to Trash” from the “Bulk Actions” dropdown option at the top of the page.
  4. Click the “Apply” button to erase all chosen pages.

Keep in mind that when you delete numerous pages at once using this method, everything goes straight to the trash.

You must go to the trash and permanently delete them if you want to remove them forever.

How to restore the trash pages?

Follow this method to restore garbage pages in WordPress:

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If you cannot find the page in the trash, you may need to look through your website’s backups or get support from your hosting company.

Additionally, think about employing a plugin or service to automatically create regular backups of your website if you want to prevent permanently losing pages in the future.

  • Steps for replacing the existing homepage:

Yes, you can remove the page WordPress designated as your homepage, but doing so will result in a “404 Page Not Found” message on your site.

You must set a new page as your homepage before deleting the one presently set as your homepage if you wish to remove the current one.

Execute these steps to create a new homepage:

  1. Go to “Settings” -> “Reading” on your WordPress dashboard after logging in.
  2. Choose “A static page” from the list of options under “Your homepage shows.”
  3. From the “Homepage” dropdown menu, select a different page.
  4. Save your Changes.

Creating a new page using the same URL after deleting the page:

Yes, you may build a new page using the same URL after deleting one in WordPress.

The URL for the page you deleted in WordPress is now usable once more.

Visitors will therefore be able to reach a new page you build with the same URL by typing it into their web browser just like they did for the old page.

Remember, any links to the previous page will no longer function and will instead show a “404 Page Not Found” error.

You can use a plugin or the .htaccess file on your website to set up a redirect from the old page to the new one if you want to prevent this from happening.

This will make it more likely that users will still be able to access the information they were seeking, even if the URL for the page has changed.


In conclusion, WordPress makes it easy to delete a page.

Before doing this, be sure you truly want to delete the page because it cannot be retrieved once it has been destroyed.

To delete a page in WordPress, adhere to the above-described procedures.