The design of the website is essential in making a good first impression on your visitors, but the content of the website is what will keep them coming back. High quality content is crucial to the success of any website in order to retain visitors and have a high ranking on search engines. So let’s learn how to create your first post on your WordPress Website.
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Go to the left menu and click on “Posts” tab.
Post tab on the left-menu
To begin writing a new post, click the “Add New” sub-tab (found in either the left menu or next to the word “Posts”).
Add New sub-tab
You should now be on the post creator screen. You can enter the title of your post in the top box and then begin writing your post in the lower box.
Overview Add New page
- Filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
You also can change your Permalink here (Permalink is the permanent URL to your individual weblog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings).
- If you would like to add a picture to your post, click on the “Add Media” button and click “Select Files” to upload a picture from your computer. You can make adjustments to the picture size and alignment on the next screen. When you are all set click “Insert into post” to add the picture.
The Add Media new screen
Click on the Screen Options tab to expand the options available for Add New Post Screen, check (or uncheck) the desired options.
Screen Options on Add New Post screen
- As needed, you can select a category (If you publish many Posts on your website, “Posts” will be where you turn to next. You can use different categories to group similar posts.), add tags, and make other selections from the sections below the post. While you are writing those Posts, you can also create new Categories and new Tags.
If you want to create a new category by other way, here’s what you need to do: go to “Posts -> Categories” and simply add it to your menu and start making posts.
- When you are ready, click Publish
- Once you have finished your post just click the Publish button on the right side of the screen to publish it.
- Public: is the default and means the page is viewable to all. There is also an option to make the Post ‘sticky’. Sticky posts are placed at the top of all blog posts and stay there even after new posts are published.
- Password Protected : allows you to assign a password to your page. Only people who have the password will be able to access the page.
- Private: hides the content from the public completely. Normal users and visitors will not be aware of private content. You will only see the private content when you are logged into your WordPress blog.
- Clicking the Save Draft button will simply save your Page/Post. This is handy if you would like to come back at a later date to add more content or if you’re simply not ready to publish yet.
- Clicking the Preview button will show you a preview of the current Page/Post.
There are also several options available when saving. By default the Status is set to Draft but this can be changed by clicking the Edit link just to the right of Status: within the Publish panel.
You will probably want to edit or make some more changes with your Post, the revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider.
To return top the post edit screen without restoring a revision, you click on the post title at the top of the page.
After you published the Post, you can view your post on the page by clicking Permalink
Congratulations! You now know how to publish Post content on your site! You may also want to check out our guide on how to create a new page in WordPress in next step or other instructions in this series
See you again in next step!