WordPress Tutorial: How to Create a Post

WordPress Tutorial: How to Create a Post

September 14, 2019 0 By Bernardo Ryan


Hi and welcome to WordPress.com. This video will show you how to create
a new post on your WordPress.com website or blog. When logged in to your site, click on the icon
in the top right corner to launch a new post. If you are an author on multiple websites,
you’ll be prompted to choose the website you’d like to publish to. A new post will open up. Type in a title and add the text,
links, and media you want on your post. Click on the gear icon to see
the post settings available, which can vary depending on your theme. Under Status, you can change the post
visibility, or password protect it. You can change the status and the time
stamp, which is the date and time of publication. Click on the time to change it. Some themes allow you to feature
certain posts more prominently, by making them stick
to the front page. You can toggle this setting here. You can add categories and tags
to your post to organize your content, and add a featured image. You can control whether the sharing
buttons and likes appear on your post. You can choose your sharing buttons
in the general sharing settings of your site under My Sites, and Settings. Under More Options, you can edit the Slug,
the custom url of your post, and add an excerpt on your post,
which may appear on your home page, and when you share that post
on social media. You can set the location your post
was created, and lastly, control commenting and pingbacks
to that post on other sites. If you want to copy a post
you’ve already created, click on Select a post to copy. When you’re ready to see your work
in action, click on the eye icon to take a peek at your post. Your post saves automatically every
few seconds, so you can create a post and decide to publish it later
by clicking on the calendar icon on the top right. If you’re ready to make it live,
click Publish. And that’s it! For more tips and tricks,
visit the WordPress.com support site.