WordPress Getting Started – Adding Post and Page Main

Logging into C3SC WordPress dashboard

You can log into C3SC WordPress by Adding /wp-admin to the end of the homepage link or at the following address: https://websitename/wp-admin

Wordpress login

Fill in your credentials detail and you will be redirected to the WordPress dashboard

wordpress dashboard

How to Create a WordPress Post and Page

WordPress is built around two basic concepts. Posts and Pages. Both have their respective uses and can add very dynamic elements to your site. Posts and pages can be used to publish the same kinds of content. Both can include text and media presented in a range of layouts.

A Posts are news or informational updates that have a published/updated date and is displayed on the blog or news page. It appears in the reverse chronological order on the news or home page. Due to their reverse chronological order, your posts are meant to be timely. Posts usually use tags or categories to organise them

A page, in essence, are usually static content – the “About” and “Contact” pages can consider as an example. Unlike a post that will move towards the bottom of the pile as more posts are is added, a page will stay exactly where you put it. Instead of being organised into categories, pages are usually part of a hierarchical structure that you create yourself using hyperlinks and menus.

Adding a New Post

To add a new Post, hover over the Posts menu option in the left-hand navigation menu and in the fly-out menu, click the Add New link. Alternatively, click the Posts menu option and then click the Add New link underneath, or the Add New button at the top of the page. You will be presented with a page similar to the image below.

Adding a New Post

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

  • Post and Page Title – This first part of the post or page that is visible to your visitors on the site. enter the title of your post in this field.
  • Post and Page 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).
  • Publish – once you have filled in all information you can preview the post on your site and you can change the date of publication, for example, on future date if you do not want to publish the post immediately. when you are ready to publish the post, click on the Publish button.
  • Format – choose the format of the post. formats, you can choose here how the post looks, otherwise you should leave this option as “standard”.
  • Categories – choose the categories for the post. You can choose one or multiple categories for your post. Categories are very useful to sort your posts because visitors can browse categories and display all posts from a specific category.
  • Tags – tags work similar to categories. However, you can assign posts from different categories to the same tag. Visitors can display all posts with the same tag by clicking the tag link. Choose a tag for your post or create a new one by clicking the “Add” button.
  • Featured Image – choose the image for the post. This is a representative image of a post. If your theme supports the featured images, probably it will be displayed, for example, on blog pages or on other pages for which your theme has enabled support.
  1. Save Draft means the post has not been published and remains a draft for you.
  2. Preview shows a live preview of your Post/Page. You can use it to see how your post will look after publishing.
  3. Status allows you to set a status for your post. WordPress automatically handles post status for drafts and published posts.
  4. Visibility You can also change the visibility of the Page by clicking the Edit link just to the right of Visibility: within the Publish panel.
  5. Public is the default and means the page is viewable to all. There is also an option to make the Post ‘sticky’. Sticky posts are placed at the top of all blog posts and stay there even after new posts are published.
  6. Password Protected allows you to assign a password to your page. Only people who have the password will be able to access the Post/Page.
  7. Private hides the content from the public completely. Normal users and visitors will not be aware of private content. You will only see the private content when you are logged into your WordPress dashboard.
  8. Move to Bin allows you to delete a WordPress post. Deleted posts live under trash, and you can restore them if you need to for up to 30 days.
  9. Finally, the Publish Clicking the Publish button will save your Page/Post and publish it on your website. Remember if you scheduled a post, then it will appear on your site on the scheduled date and time.

By default, when you click the Publish button your Page/Post is published immediately. To change this, click the Edit link just to the right of Publish immediately within the Publish panel. You can then select the date and time that you’d like to schedule your Page/Post to be published. You must also click the Publish button when you have updated the date and time fields to publish at the desired date and time.

Creating a New Post

This tutorial video takes a brief tour of all the buttons and functions in the WordPress editor, which is used for editing posts, pages, and other types of content in WordPress.

If you’ve ever used a text editor like Microsoft Word, then you’ll be right at home with the editor toolbar in WordPress. The buttons across the top of the edit pane allow you to simply format text by highlighting a word or phrase, then clicking the button corresponding with the appropriate format style.

Covered in this video:

  • How to use each function in the WordPress editor toolbar.
  • How to apply bold, italic, or strikethrough formats.
  • Inserting bulleted or numbered lists.
  • Highlighting text with the blockquote function.
  • Aligning text to the left, centre, or right.
  • Creating and editing text links.
  • Using the “More” function to display just an excerpt on the front page.
  • The gorgeous, distraction-free full-screen mode.
  • Show the second row of buttons with the “Kitchen Sink” button!
  • Toggling between Visual and Text/HTML mode in the editor.
  • And much, much more…

Creating a New Post

Posts are blog entries—or articles—that are displayed in chronological order on your homepage, typically with the newest post at the top. Unlike pages, posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are also included in your site’s RSS feed.

Covered in this video:

  • Creating a new post in WordPress using the Posts > Add New > sub-panel.
  • Personalizing the Add New Post interface.
  • The new, auto-resizing editor.
  • Formatting text and content using the editing tools.
  • Assigning categories and tags to your post.
  • Adding a Featured Image to your post.
  • Postdating or scheduling a post for another time.
  • How to save and publish posts to your site.

Using Categories and Tags

This video demonstrates how to use categories and tags in WordPress to better organize your posts and make it easy for your readers to find related content.

Tags are essentially keywords that you assign to each post. They are typically displayed underneath each post. Someone viewing your blog can click on one of those tag links, and an archive page with all the posts containing that tag will be displayed.

Every post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. Categories allow your posts to be classifieds into groups and subgroups. If a visitor to your site clicks on a category link, an archive page with all the posts belonging to that category will be displayed. Unlike tags, categories may be assigned to a parent category, enabling you to set up a hierarchy within the category structure.

Covered in this video:

  • Understanding the difference between tags and categories.
  • Using categories and tags in WordPress to better organize related content.
  • How to add and edit categories using the Posts > Categories sub-panel.
  • Using category parents to sort content hierarchically.
  • How to add and edit tags using the Posts > Tags sub-panel.

Creating and Editing Pages

Page is another tool to add content to a WordPress site and is often used to present “static” content that doesn’t change very often. A good example of a page is the information typically contained in “About Us” or “Contact Us” pages. Pages should not be confused with posts. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and as such, are not displayed with the rest of your posts, but are displayed individually.

Covered in this video:

  • Reviewing the difference between Pages and Posts.
  • How to create a new page in WordPress.
  • How to edit and delete pages using the Pages > Edit sub-panel.
  • How to bulk edit or delete multiple pages at the same time.
  • Using the Quick Edit tool to quickly change page details.
  • How to change the order in which your pages are listed.
  • How to file, or “nest” pages underneath a parent page.
  • Using the WYSIWYG editor to add and edit pages.

Adding Photos and Images

 

Covered in this video:

  • How to add an image to WordPress.
  • How to upload and insert an image or photo from your computer.
  • Cropping images using the Image Editor, and CSS.
  • Aligning images to the left, centre, or right.
  • Adding captions to your images.
  • Editing images that have been previously embedded.
  • Creating and editing photo galleries of multiple images.