Writing A Post

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Posts are entries that display in reverse order on your blog page. Posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are included in your site's RSS feed.

Follow the steps below to publish your first blog post:

Writing a new blog post
  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard.

  2. Click the Posts tab.

  3. Click the Add New sub-tab.

  4. Start 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.

  5. Optionally, select a category, add tags and make other selections as needed.

  6. Optionally, pick which formats suit your post content best.

  7. Optionally, upload a featured image for your post.

  8. When you are ready, click Publish.

Descriptions of Post Fields

Title

The title of your post.

Body Copy Box

The blank box where you enter your writing, links, links to images, and any information you want to display on your site.

Preview button

Allows you to view the post before officially publishing it.

The post URL that does not expose the post ID which could be subject to a change.

Save Draft

Allows you to save your post as a draft / pending review rather than immediately publishing it.

Tags

Refers to micro-categories for your blog, similar to including index entries for a page.

Categories

The general topic the post can be classified in.

Excerpt

A summary or brief teaser of your post featured on the front page of your site as well as on the category, archives, and search non-single post pages.

Discussion

Allow comments on this post and allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this post.

Password Protect This Post

To password protect a post, click Edit next to Visibility in the Publish area to the top right, then click Password Protected, click Ok, and enter a password.

Post Author

A list of all blog authors you can select from to attribute as the post author.