WordPress Pages & Posts
*Wordpress uses Pages & Posts to display content.
We are doing an introduction on Posts exclusively.
WordPress default system “posts” allow us to easily add content to an existing website and “push” it to certain pages in our website where we have created “dynamic” sections that display can posts based on certain meta criteria we’ve chosen, such as categories tags etc..
For instance a user can create a new post and tag it with “home” and it would show up on the homepage. (if setup to do such)
Posts can be created and edited 1 by 1 or in bulk
To create new posts and eventually publish those posts to the web, you will use the WordPress default editor.
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Creating & Editing Single Posts
To create or edit a new post:
- Login To Your WordPress Website
- In the top bar that appears after you login click on your website name or the speedometer looking icon in the upper lefthand corner. that will lead you to the website administration dashboard or the WordPress Dashboard. Only Admins, Editors & Authors can see it.
- In the left sidebar click on posts next to the push-pin icon
- this will display all posts in the website, click the title of an exiting post to edit it.
- Or in the sidebar or above the list of posts click “Add New” to create a new post.
You are now in a single post ready to create it.
1. New Posts - Title & URL
- First add a post title. This title will become part of the post link (url) so choose carefully, it should be relevant to the material you are taking about, and not too long, not too short.
- Next Add Content using the WordPress Editor.
2. WordPress Editor | Posts
The WordPress Editor uses blocks to transform the way you create content: it turns a single document into a collection of discrete elements with explicit, easy-to-tweak structure.
There are multiple ways to add a block and choose the block type you need.
You can click ⊕ at the left of any empty block.
Another way is by clicking ⊕ at the top left of the editor.
The third approach is by hitting the Enter/Return key from a selected block to create a new block below it.
Using the button with the ⊕ icon at the top center of an existing block to add a block above it
Finally, you can click on the three dots just above a selected block and choose to add a block above or below the current block.
The default block type is a paragraph — which you’ll use for regular text — but you can choose a different block type from any of the ⊕ buttons. You can also search blocks by typing a forward slash followed by the block name — for example,
You can drag blocks around by clicking and holding the six-dot-grid near the top-left corner of each block, or use the up and down arrows to bump a block one spot in the direction you want.
There are many block types for you to choose from, which you’ll see organized by category and by most recent use. You can edit or move each block independently of other blocks, and individual blocks sometimes come with their own formatting settings for even greater control over layout and function.