This tutorial explains how to create a new WordPress post on your website for your blog, magazine or other custom post type like portfolio or gallery.

To get started creating your first WordPress post, locate the Posts menu in the left-hand side of the WordPress Dashboard. You can either hover over the Posts link or click to expand it to reveal the submenu.

Learn How to Create a New WordPress Post

This tutorial explains how to create new posts on your WordPress website. First you need to log in your site wp-admin panel and go to Posts -> Add New.

How To Create a WordPress Post
How To Create a WordPress Post

 

On this page you will see the WordPress posts editor. The most important parts of this page are:

  • Post Title – enter the title of your post in this field. On your theme it will be shown above your content.
  • Post Content – you can use the WordPress WYSIWYG editor to add the actual content of your post. Note that it has two tabs – Visual (use the editor to format your text) and Text (add your HTML code directly).
Create post, editor page

 

Once you enter the content of your first WordPress post, you need to Publish it. Publishing brings your post to your actual website.

That’s it! You can now go to the front page of your site to check out the newly created blog post.

Post front-page - WordPress
Post front-page – WordPress

 

Title/Headline Box

The title of your post. You can use any phrases, words or characters. Avoid using the same title twice as that will cause problems. You can use commas, apostrophes, quotes, hyphens/dashes and other typical symbols in the post like “My Site – Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid”. WordPress will then clean it up to generate a user-friendly and URL-valid name of the post (also called the “post slug”) to compose the permalink for the 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. You can use either the Visual or the Text view to compose your posts. For more on the Text view, see the section below, Visual Versus Text View.

Preview button

Allows you to view the post before officially publishing it.


How To Create a WordPress Post – infographic

 

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