Posts and Pages 6
Using the Editors 2
Menus and Sliders 2
Plugins and Widgets 1
Working with Content 2
Working with Images 4
Posts vs Pages
Posts and pages are nearly identical in how they work, the only real difference is where the information shows up when you are done. Posts are what we consider “news”, these are timely articles that appear on the home page of the website (or can be listed in other content areas–but this is an advanced topic). Pages are exactly that, the pages of your website.
To write a new post
1. Go to Posts > Add New
2. Give your post a title
3. Add your content
- The Write post area works similar to any Word processing software.
Simply write your post, highlight any text you want to format and then
click the appropriate icon in the toolbar to add formatting such as bold,
italics, number list.
- If you hover over an icon it’ll tell you what each feature is used for.
- Click on the Show/Hide sink icon to access the Advanced formatting
toolbar for features like bold, italics, number lists, bullet points etc
4. Add your tags and categories
5. Click Save Draft then click Preview.
- This will open up your post in a new browser tab so you can view what it looks like on your blog before it is published.
- You do this to review what you have written so you can go back to your post to make any necessary changes.
- It’s important to check visually how your post looks on your blog and make changes so that it is easier to read online.
6. When finished writing click Publish.
To write a new page
- Go to Pages > Add New in your dashboard
- Give your page a Title
- Add your content
- When finished writing click Publish.
Editing Posts and Pages
The Edit Post and Edit Page area in your administration panel where you see a listing of all the saved posts/pages, 20 posts per page, that you’ve written on your site.
In this screen you can search for posts/pages and once located you can either edit or delete them.
Hovering your mouse over the title of a post/page brings up four action links:
Clicking the action link Edit opens the post into full edit mode where you can edit the post/page and/or configure post options such as passwords, categories, tags and the timestamp.
Clicking the action link Quick Edit opens the post/page options letting you configure features such as title, status, passwords, categories, tags comments and the timestamp without having to edit the full post/page.
Used when you want to delete a post/page on your site.
Takes you to your site where you can see what the post/page looks like when viewed on your site.