How to create Orphan Pages like http://example.com/about and http://example.com/privacy

I have a working hugo layout which produces a site structure like the following:

http://leantricks.com/code/how-to-crawl-a-website-in-golang/
http://leantricks.com/seo/how-to-increase-website-ranking-on-google/

####How do go about creating orphan pages which do not fall under any section. For example:
http://leantricks.com/about/
and others.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Just create

/content/about.md

and set the type to (example) page in front matter.

could this be done without a content file ? For example with a template similarly to the index.html homepage template ?

It’s quite likely that one would want to use Go logic and partials to build a page like “about” so content/about.md might not really even be needed…