Add a Post

A “post” is just a blog entry.  Your latest post will appear at the top of your home page (or your site’s blog page), with older posts below it in reverse chronological order.

To add a new post:

Log in to the site

Click either the “+ New” button in the top menu bar:

Add a new post using top menu bar

Add a new post using top menu bar

or the “Add New” link in the Posts menu of the Dashboard:

Add a new post using Posts sidebar menu in Dashboard

Add a new post using Posts sidebar menu in Dashboard

In the “Add New Post” window that appears:

New Post edit window

New Post edit window

  1. Enter a title for the post in the text input at the top
  2. Type your post in the larger text editor area.  Notice you can switch between a visual editor (a.k.a. RichText) where you have full array of formatting buttons; and a Text editor where you can enter or edit html. (For more info on tools and options, see “Editor Tools”)
  3. Use the “Add Media” button to insert an image into the post. You can either choose media from your Library, upload a new file from your computer, or enter the URL of an image on the web. (More info.)
  4. When finished, click the Publish button to save the post and make it available to visitors; use the “Save Draft” button to save for further editing. (See “Publish Options” for more info.)

To edit an existing post:

View the post, and click the Edit button below the post you want to edit.

You can also:

  1. Click the “Posts” link in your Dashboard’s sidebar
  2. In the Posts list, click the title of an item to open it in edit mode.

Notice, when you place your cursor over the title of a post, links appear below the title:

On Posts page, hover over post title to reveal edit links

On Posts page, hover over post title to reveal edit links

  • Edit – Opens the post in edit mode
  • Quick Edit – Opens a quick edit panel, where you can change everything about the post except its actual content: you can edit the title, allow/disallow comments, assign password protection, assign categories and tags, and change the post status.
  • Trash – Deletes the Post
  • View – Opens the post