How To Create A Post In WordPress?
Creating a website with WordPress begins with publishing a new post or new page. You may be wondering – what’s the difference between posts and pages?
The answer is simple. WordPress posts can be categorized, tagged, archived. WordPress posts are used to publish time-sensitive content. On the contrary, pages are primarily for static, uninterrupted content. They do not have categories or tags. There are good examples of pages to contact us or pages about.
Step 3.1 – Creating a New Post
To create a new WordPress post, click Add New under Posts or select the New -> Post option from the top toolbar.
You will be presented with an edit screen with an array of posting features. The first thing you should do is enter a title for your post. Second, enter the actual content of your post in the field below. If you want to format your text, use the toolbar options. It’s similar to what you can find in MS Word or any other popular text editor.
On the right side of the screen, you can see the so-called meta-view. Each of the boxes has a specific function.
- Publish. Here you can change the status and visibility of your post, schedule it. Your post will go live by clicking the Publish button. If you decide to delete the post, press the Move button on the trash button.
- Categories. On these boxes, you can assign your post to a specific category. You can also create a new one by pressing the + Add New Category button.
- Trash allows faster adding of new tasks.
- Featured Image. Here you can assign a featured image to the post. It will appear at the very top of the post (image location may vary depending on the theme).
Step 3.2 – Creating a New Page
To create a new WordPress page, open the Add New section under the Pages menu, or click the New -> Page button on the top toolbar.
The Add New Page section has a WYSIWYG text editor just like the Posts section. Thus, the process of text input and formatting is the same.
You may also notice that the tags and categories are not meta-tags in the Pages section. Instead, it has basses called page attributes. In this section, you can change the order of your pages and set the home page. This is useful if you want to have multiple pages under one parent page.