Adding or editing posts | Handmade in Europe

Publishing posts

Posts are the items that end up in your blog, last one on top, and work much the same as pages to edit, with a few added features as categories and tags, with which people (and Google!) can find them.

Adding or editing posts | Handmade in Europe

  1. To add or edit a post either hover over the ‘Post’ in the left bar to see all posts, or if you want to write a new post you can use the top +New as well. When you located the post to Edit (hover over the titles in the ‘All Posts’ window) you get screen on the left.
  2. This is your post title. It will display prominently bold.
  3. This are the icons to edit and mark up your text in the main body. These work just as any icons in a word document, just select the text you want to mark up, and hit the icon to make it bold, colour it, turn it into a header, or add or remove a hyperlink.
  4. You can add as many photos as you like, see previous paragraph on adding Media to posts.
  5. This is the text body and actual content. Add photos, drag them around for best placement, and write ahead!
  6. In case you see only text and funny characters make sure you are in Visual mode, and not Text mode, which can be used in case you have HTML knowledge, or would like to embed a youtube video code.
  7. This is different from pages: you can add posts to categories , even several different categories, a good way to sort them, and a handy way to have people look for categories they are interested in, these will show up in your sidebar, and when visitors select them they will only see posts in this category.
  8. Tag your posts here. Also very handy for visitors (And Google!) to find your content easily. Separate tags with a comma. You’ll see that it will suggest earlier used tags to you, and you can keep track on used tags and categories from the ‘Post’ item in the left menu on your dashboard.
  9. Don’t forget the Featured image! Easy to miss, being hid at the bottom right.. This is the image that will be displayed next to your post in the shortened version on you sidebar (when set), or on your blog page itself. The featured image can be totally different than any photo added in the body.
  10. Mind that you can change the status of your pages, products and posts. Here is where you can set them to draft, protect them with a password or set them to private. You can also schedule them to be automatically published on a later date or hour. After the first save you also have an option to see earlier versions, and to revert to these if needed, an excellent life saver sometimes!
  11. When typing WordPress regularly saves automatically, but not the full page. Please do not forget to press the Update button regularly to save the page!
  12. On most pages you have help available on the top right, which will give you more links to relevant documentation on making and publishing posts.