Pages are the most basic building block for content. They’re useful for standalone content (content which is not date based or is not a group of content such as staff members or recipes).

The simplest way of adding a page is to add an HTML file in the root directory with a suitable filename. You can also write a page in Markdown using a .md extension which converts to HTML on build. For a site with a homepage, an about page, and a contact page, here’s what the root directory and associated URLs might look like:

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|-- about.md    # => http://example.com/about.html
|-- index.html    # => http://example.com/
└── contact.html  # => http://example.com/contact.html

If you have a lot of pages, you can organize them into subfolders. The same subfolders that are used to group your pages in our project’s source will exist in the _site folder when your site builds.

Changing the output URL

You might want to have a particular folder structure for your source files that changes for the built site. With permalinks you have full control of the output URL.