Posts

When deciding to add new content to your website you do so by creating a post entry. Your post includes the material you want to present. It can be anything from your thoughts upon a topic, an article, a video or in case you have an e-shop your products and the description that accompanies them. You can also add pictures, links and anything else you think that might interest your target audience. You can also modify the way your posts will appear in your website. Remember though that posts are entries that by default display in reverse chronological order at your home page and are included in your site’s RSS feed.

To write a post:

  1. Log in to your WordPress administration area (Dashboard)
  2. Click the Posts tab
  3. Click the Add New sub-tab
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  4. Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
  5. As needed, select a category, add tags and select a featured image for your post.
  6. When you are ready, click Publish.
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Screen Options

Upon your  first login, you can only see the editing fields mentioned above. However, the Screen Options area at the top of your screen allows you to choose which post fields are displayed or hidden from your editing area. Check the box for each post field you want displayed, or uncheck it to hide that module. Click the Screen Options tab again to close the tab.

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A page that allows you to create new posts with several editing fields displayed will look like this.

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Editing fields may contain inline help explaining how you should use them.

Pages

Pages if included to your theme, help in shaping your website’s structure. They contain your static information like your contact details and the standard information your website has. Different pages may facilitate multiple and diverse types of activity. Meaning that under one Page you can have your Blog while on another Posts relating to a subject, on another your products etc. You can add media files to your Pages as well as you can to your Posts. If you have chosen a complex theme that allows you to have multiple pages, it is best to create your Pages before your Posts in order to have a basis upon which your posts will develop.

To create a page:

  1. Log in to your WordPress administration area (Dashboard)
  2. Click the Pages tab
  3. Click the Add New sub-tab
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  4. Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
  5. When you are ready, click Publish.
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You can also create subpages within your pages, creating a hierarchy of pages. To create a subpage:

  1. Go to your administration area (Dashboard), click Pages, then Add New.
  2. In the Page Attributes section on the right, click the Page Parent drop-down menu. This menu contains a list of all the pages already created for your site.
  3. Select the appropriate parent page from the drop-down menu to make the current page a subpage.
  4. Add content to the subpage.
  5. Click Publish when ready.
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When your pages are listed, the subpage (in this case “Suas utinam”) will be nested under the parent page (“Lorem ipsum”).

If supported by your theme, individual pages can be set to use a specific custom page template. To select a page template, click the Template drop-down menu in the Page Attributes section when creating or editing a page. This menu contains all page templates available in your theme.

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Media

 

Media is the images, video, recordings, and files, you upload and use in your website. Media is typically uploaded and inserted into the content when writing a post or page.

By clicking Media in the left side of your Dashboard you are entering your Media Library. The Media Library Screen allows you to edit, delete or view Media previously uploaded to your site. In a new WordPress installation, your Media Library will most likely be empty.

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The Add New button on top of your Media Library allows you to upload new media, simply by dragging and dropping your file in the relevant area. Media can be later added on your posts and pages.

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When a media file is uploaded to your library, you can see its thumbnail.

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Clicking it will open the Attachment Details screen, which allows you to edit media metadata, such as caption, alt text and description. The Edit button on the bottom left corner allows you to edit your media.

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Comments

Comments are a feature blogs have that allows readers to respond to Posts. Typically readers simply provide their own thoughts regarding the content of the post, but users may also provide links to other resources or generate discussion.

Comments can be controlled and regulated through the use of filters for language and content, and can be queued for approval before they are visible on the website.

 

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In the Comments Screen you can edit and delete comments or mark them as spam. Comments that are awaiting moderation can be marked as approved or previously approved comments can be unapproved. Multiple comments can be selected and approved, marked as spam, unapproved, or deleted. A section at the top of the Comments Screen displays the number of comments awaiting moderation and the number of approved comments. A search box allows you to find specific comments.