Creating Posts (Basic Features)

Posts and Pages CREATING POSTS Creating Posts (Basic Features)

To access your existing posts, click All Posts in the side menu under the Posts section.

all posts

This will display a list of all your posts, starting with the newest ones.

post listing

You can filter and search for posts using various attributes like date, category, and content.

post filter

Creating New Posts

To create a new post, click Add New either under the Posts section or at the top of the All Posts screen.

add new posts links

Title and Content

The Title field is where you enter the headline of your post.

headline and content typing

In the Content section, you compose the main body of your post. For more detailed editing, including adding images and media, refer to the Using the Editor tutorial.

Using Categories

You can organize your posts using the ‘Categories’ box in the right-hand column.


Categories help organize your content and improve SEO. They also determine where your content appears on your website.

For instance, depending on how your site is designed; if you assign a post to the Homepage Slider category, it will appear within the slider on your homepage. If you add a post to the Local News category, it will display with all of the other Local News on your website.

If needed, you can create new categories by clicking Add New Category and entering the category name.

Create new category

Featured Image (Post Thumbnails)

To add a featured image, click Set Featured Image and use the Media Uploader to select or upload an image. Then click Set Featured Image.

set featured image

Depending on your website’s design, this image may display in widgets or at the top of your posts.

Publishing Options

When you are ready to publish or schedule your posts (or save a draft), there’s lots of options for you in the Publish box.


  • By default, the status is set to “Published” when you save your post.
  • You can change the status to “Draft” if you want to save your work as a draft without publishing it immediately.
  • Other statuses like “Pending Review” or “Private” are also available depending on your needs.


This controls who can see your post on your website.

  • Public: Anyone can see the post.
  • Password Protected: You can set a password for the post, and only those with the password can access it.
  • Private: The post is only visible to users with editing privileges on your site.

Publish Date and Time:

You can set the date and time when you want your post to be published. By default, posts are set to publish immediately.

  • If you set it for the future, the post will be automatically published at that date and time.
  • If you set a date in the past, the post will be published immediately with a backdated timestamp.


Clicking “Preview” allows you to see a live preview of your post. It shows you how your post will look once it’s published.


Move to Trash:

Clicking this option deletes the post and moves it to the trash. Deleted posts remain in the trash for up to 30 days, allowing you to restore them if needed.

delete link


Once you’re ready to make your post public, click the Publish button. If you’ve scheduled the post for the future, it will become visible on your website at the scheduled date and time.