Create a New Post in WordPress

This guide is intended to help you on how to create a new post in WordPress

Add Post

On the lefthand side menu, locate Post and hover over it and select Add New from the sub menu.

Once the Gutenberg editor opens, you will be presented with a screen similar to this

Adding a Title for the Post

To add a title for the post, click on the Add Title section and type your desired title

Adding Content to the Post

For how to add content to your post, please watch this video, that teaches you the basics

Other Options

Top Right Corner

There are some options found in the top right hand corner

  1. Save Draft: Saves the Post as draft. WordPress also auto-saves your posts as you write them
  2. Preview: Opens a preview of how the Post will look when published
  3. Publish: Publishes the Post
  4. Toolbar Icon: Turns the Block Toolbar on
  5. Three Dots: More Options

Block Toolbar

Block Toolbar
  1. Post: Displays the options for the post
  2. Block: Displays the options for the block that is selected
  3. Visibility: Can set post to Public, Private or Password Protected
  4. Publish: Set the date/time which you wan the post to be published
  5. Template: You can select the template the post uses to display
  6. URL: change the URL address of the post
  7. Stick to the top of the blog: Sticks the post to the top of the blog posts page
  8. Pending review: Marks the post as pending review
  9. Author: You can change the author of the post to another user
  10. Move to bin: Moves the post to the bin

Block Categories

Block Categories
  1. Categories: You can sort your posts into categories. Categories help you organize your content in a meaningful and browsable format.
  2. Add New Category: Add new category taxonomy

Block Tags

Block Tag
  1. ADD NEW TAG: You can sort your posts into tags. Tags help you organize your content in a meaningful and browsable format.

Block Featured Image

Block Featured Image
  1. Set featured image: Most WordPress themes support featured images or post thumbnails. Simply click on the set featured image link, and it will bring up the media uploader popup. You can select an image from your media library or upload a new image

Block Excerpt

Block Excerpt
  1. WRITE AN EXCERPT: You can use this box to add a short summary or excerpt for your post

Block Discussion

Block Discussion
  1. Allow comments: You can turn off comments for specific posts. There is also a global option if you want the comments turned off on all posts
  2. Allow pingbacks & trackbacks: Turns off the ability for pingbacks and trackbacks for the post

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