What Pages Should Your Legal Website Have?

When you are first getting started, you want to get your website up as quickly as possible.  So what are the minimum number of pages you should have?

I recommend creating the following pages:

  • Home page – This will be the main page of your site.  On this page you will put a brief introduction to your firm and your practice areas.  In your WordPress configuration, you will select a static home page for your theme and this will be the home page.  You will also set the blog page to be the blog page created below.
  • About Page – This page is for a description of your qualifications and possibly some information about the people who work with you.
  • Contact Page – This page should have information about your office hours and your address.
  • Blog Page – This page will be left blank.  When you create it, put only a title on it.  When you set the static front page in your theme, you will set this page to be your blog page.  Word press will automatically fill it with your latest blog posts.
  • Terms and Conditions – You’re a lawyer.  You can figure this one out.   But you will undoubtedly want disclaimers to the effect that the site does not give legal advice and as to the geographical areas in which you are authorized to practice.

When you create each page, remember to uncheck the “Allow comments”  and “Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page” options.

That’s it.  You can bang this out in about 20 minutes.   As you grow and have more time to devote to it, you can add additional content and the function of some of these pages may change.  That however, is a topic for another article.