How to Create a WordPress Post?

WordPress allows you to create various types of content, from Pages, to Posts and Custom Post Types which typically are added with Plugins.

A WordPress Post is an article that you publish on your website that is shown in reverse chronological order and is comprised of text, images or video that you want to be displayed in that particular post.

Posts can be part of a Category and Tagged to make it easy to group together your various types of content.

Creating a Post

You can create a New Post via the Admin Toolbar or the Admin Panel. Just click on the New link in the toolbar or visit the backend dashboard and click on the posts link. Then click add new.

When the Posts Page is displayed, you can start adding some content.

Where it says Enter Title Here, you will enter your Post Title. Under the title section you is your content section where you will add your text, images etc.

To the right you will see a few panels. Publish, Format, Categories, Tags and Featured Image if the theme supports it.

The Publish Panel allows you to choose the status, visibility, Publish timeframe, Move to Trash, Save Draft, Preview and Publish.

Recap

Adding a post to WordPress is really simple. The hardest part is coming up with the ideas. But once you have your idea thought out you can start the process of drafting up a post.

A typical post should be around 300 to 1000 words and should include at least one image or video. With that being said, feel free to watch the included video so you can see a demonstration of how to add a post.

Using the WordPress Admin Dashboard




Once you have WordPress installed on your web server, your database is connected and you followed the process of setting up your site, you can now log into your website and you will see the Admin Dashboard. The url to use is your domain with the login page appended to it. Example is www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin or www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php

You will see a Welcome Message from WordPress. Once you’ve read the welcome message you can dismiss it.

The WordPress Admin Panel consists of a few sections.

  • The Toolbar at the top of the panel
  • The Admin Menu on your left hand side
  • The Admin Main Area which is the largest section of the panel

Toolbar

The Toolbar provides you with some links that you can use to visit the front end of your website, view comments that need moderation or add a new post, page, media, user or custom post type if yo have any.

Admin Menu

The Admin Menu which is on the left sidebar of your dashboard has three sections to it.

  1. The dashboard section where you access the dashboard and find notifications of updates to themes or plugins.
  2. The Content Management Section where you can manage Posts, Media, Pages, Comments and other features that Plugins might add.
  3. The Site Administration Section where you can manage the Appearance of your website, add plugins, Users, Configure your settings and other features that plugins might add like security, seo etc.

When you hover over any of the links in the Admin Menu, you might find some links that popup with additional options. If you click on any of the links they will take you to another section of the Admin dashboard.

You can also collapse the Admin Menu by clicking the collapse link.

Admin Panel

A cool feature of  the Admin Panel is you can customize it by dragging and dropping panel sections and using the screen options link. If you click any of the links in the Admin Menu section then your Admin Panel will display a new page with the features of that link that you pressed.

Recap

The WordPress Admin Dashboard is where you go to manage your website. You can upload new themes, plugins images, add posts and pages and configure your website to suit your needs.

Watch the video to get a quick run through.

WordPress Intro

Why should you choose WordPress as your Website Platform?

WordPress is a versatile CMS Content Management System that allows you to create robust Websites or Blogs with either minimal or highly advanced functionality. WordPress currently powers over 22% of websites found online. These include everyday bloggers to Fortune 500 Corporations. It is easy to scale, user friendly and always evolving.

There are thousands of Free Themes and Plugins you can use. No other platform can come close to what WordPress has to offer.

WordPress Tutorial Series

In this tutorial series, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to use WordPress to create and manage a simple or complex website.

This series will give you an in depth look into how you can use WordPress, Secure it and more.

We hope you find this series informative. You might want to bookmark this section as we will make sure to keep it up to date as newer versions of WordPress are released.

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