Posts and Pages 6
Using the Editors 2
Menus and Sliders 2
Plugins and Widgets 1
Working with Content 2
Working with Images 4
Add New Post
This ‘Add New Post’ tutorial covers:
- Finding the ‘Add New Post’ screen
- An overview of post creation
- Formatting and structure options
- Publishing posts
Posts were uniquely designed to keep a steady flow of new content on your site while maintaining organization. To create a new post hover over ‘Posts’ in your dashboard and click ‘Add New’. The first text field on the ‘Add New Post’ screen is for creating a title.
The next box is for content creation. You can either type or copy-and-paste content prepared in another text editor. Above the text editor, you will find a list of tools for formatting your text. To the right and below the text editor you will find modules for organization and further customization.
To save the content of your post without making it go live on your site click ‘Save Draft’ in the ‘Publish’ module. Clicking ‘Preview’ will let you see what your new post will look like when published. If you are ready to share your post with the world click ‘Publish’ and the content will be added to your site.
Click ‘Publish’ to share your post.
This ‘Revisions’ tutorial covers:
- Displaying and hiding the revisions tool in the post/page editor
- Searching through revisions
- Reviewing changes saved in revision
- Comparing two revisions
- Restoring a previous version of a post or page
The revisions tool keeps a record of each of the post and page saved drafts, periodic autosaves and published updates.
You can open the preview revisions screen by clicking on the date and time of the revision you would like to review.
The preview screen displays what changes were made in each revision–what was added, what was moved and what stayed the same. By simply dragging the revisions slider or using the next/previous button you can see what changes have been made to a post or a page.
The revisions page also includes a ‘compare any two revisions’ mode that allows you to compare any two versions of a post or page. If you find an older version of the post or page you would like to restore, simply click the ‘Restore This Revision’ or ‘Restore This Autosave’ button, and your post or page will restore to the previous version.
This ‘Excerpt’ tutorial covers:
- Switching to ‘Summary’ view
- Enabling the ‘Excerpt’ module
- Using the ‘Read More’ tag
By default, your site will display the full content of your posts on the home page. This can mean lots of scrolling for your users to find and see the content on your site. WordPress provides two excellent options for cleaning up your blog, RSS feed, and archive pages.
The ‘Excerpt’ module gives you the option to create or add exactly what you want your readers to see before clicking to read the full post. To activate ‘Excerpt’, first, click ‘Reading’ under the ‘Settings’ tab in the WordPress dashboard. Find the option that reads ‘For each article in a feed, show’ and choose ‘Summary’.
Next, navigate to either the ‘Add New Post’ or ‘Edit Post’ screen. If the ‘Excerpt’ module is not displaying, click the ‘Screen Options’ tab just near the top of the dashboard and under ‘Show On Screen’ tick the box next to ‘Excerpt’. The ‘Excerpt’ module should now be showing in the post content editor. Create or copy-and-paste text into the Excerpt text box that you would like to display in your feed and then click ‘Publish’ or ‘Update’.
Excerpts may only impact how content is viewed on your RSS feed. If your blog is still displaying the full post, another solution is the ‘Read More’ tag. This can be found in the toolbar of the ‘Visual Editor’. Place the cursor where you would like the content to break and click the ‘Read More’ tag. Everything above the tag will display in your blog feed followed by a link to read the full article.