How to add a new WordPress post and use all its features
WordPress is still one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) that millions of bloggers use. There are currently over 75 million sites that use CMS, according to the WordCamp site. So here we can discuss how you can create a new post in WordPress by using all its features you see on your screen.
This WordPress tutorial shows how new posts are created on your WordPress blog. First, login into the wp-admin screen of your site.
Log in by typing the administrative URL to your WordPress site, e.g. www.example.com/wp-admin/ in-browser URL address bar.
If you don’t know how to download WordPress and open your WordPress dashboard screen (Click here)
So let start from the beginning and explain all features step by step so you can make your blog perfect.
♦Install WordPress Plugin
In this, we have using the WordPress plugin i.e Classic Editor to make our posting screen easy and user friendly.
We have a menu name Plugins in the left sidebar and then click on Add new in Submenu.
In the right side search menu type Classic editor and then Install and activate this plugin.
♦Add New Post
We can add a new post by clicking Posts → Add New
Now here a look of your posting page after the installation of Classic Editor.
The title and the content boxes in the classic editor are the most visible places on the New Post Add screen (see the screenshot below)
At the top, the first one is the post title area which shows the overview of your post. If your title is SEO friendly then WordPress will auto-generate the post permalink (post URL) based on your title. You can edit your permalink by simply clicking on the edit button and make it SEO friendly.
You’re going to write your post in the content area. You can use the toolbar formatting options or use one of the numerous usable keyboard shortcuts to speed up your editing process.
WordPress will show you the word count of your post in the footer of your editor. In the footer next to the word count, the post editor highlights your current text and autosave status.
♦Add Images & Media
On top of the content area (below title), there is a large Add Media button to open the Media library. Here you can select the previously uploaded images and add the new one from your folder. A popup window will be displayed when you clicked on the Add Media button.
The post-edit WordPress screen has two columns. The post title and content editor are included in the column to the left. You have different meta boxes to set up post settings on your right.
Publishing is the top meta box in this column. This is where you manage all the options for publishing your posts.
- First one is the Save draft button that stores the draft of the page and post that you are working on. WordPress often saves your posts automatically when you write them.
- The second one is a preview button that opens a new window in your browser and it shows you what the current stage of your article looks like
- Third one is Status that allows you to set the goal of the status of your post.
- For the expanded view, tap on the Edit button. You can make your post sticky at the front page with the first choice under visibility. The WordPress sticky posts are like the content on the top of all other posts.
- You can use the next option password-protected to protect a post in WordPress by a password.
- Private labeling is the third option under visibility. You can publish your post privately on your WordPress blog. Private posts are displayed on your site to users with editing privileges.
- To view the time or dates, click on the edit button next to the Publish button. This option allows you to plan posts or generate dated WordPress post again.
- Moving to trash lets you remove a WordPress message. You can restore your deleted posts under trash for up to 30 days.
- At last, your WordPress post becomes public with the publish button. Please be aware that if you plan to post, the date and time will be displayed on your website.
♦Adding Categories & Tags
The meta boxes for categories and tags usually appear in the right column below the publish button.
In the categories section, you can add a new category related to your post.
Tags help you to make your post in browsable format and SEO friendly. You can generate your tags by using the tag generator tool i.e RapidtagsRapidtags. It automatically generates some trending tags that help to rank your post and also use your own tags.
♦Featured image (Post thumbnails)
Featured image is in the last box of your right column on your edit screen, it represents your post in a single image so make your featured image attractive and catchy. Add your thumbnail image by clicking on the featured image button.
♦Tips for creating your blog post better
→The fundamental tip to anyone who just starts a blog is consistency.
→Ensure you publish articles on a regular basis.
→You can schedule and then adhere to an editorial calendar.
→Make your content unique