Intro to Posts: All Post & Add New
Welcome to the first of a two part training within the Introduction Series dealing with posts. Posts are where WordPress began years ago as blog platform. Posts allow for the creation of content which can be static at first, but dynamic overtime as you may revise the content with updates. So let’s dive in.
The Posts section is located in the side menu and when you hover over it a list of options under posts will be displayed. These options are also displayed below the posts menu if you were to simply click posts, with the first we will cover here selected by default: All Posts.
When you select All Posts, a list of all previously created posts will appear within the right section of the Posts area. Posts can have various published statuses, which are displayed across the top above the list of posts. Some of these statuses include All, Published and Draft. With the addition of plugins, additional statuses might be available.
Each of the posts listed with be displayed in a column format, with columns that show the post’s title, author, categories, tags, number of comments, and date the post was published or if unpublished, last modified. Hovering over a post title will present you with options for working with that post: dit, Quick Edit, Trash, and Preview / View. Let’s take a quick look at what each of these items can do for you.
The edit option will open the page in the admin area and allow for the post to be edited as you wish, provided your account has the ability to edit posts.
The quick edit option allows for quickly changing items such as the post title, while hiding the post’s content.
The trash option allows for removing a post from being accessed on the site. Items in the trash can be permanently removed or restored, to allow access to view or make changes.
Preview / View
The preview option will allow for viewing an unpublished post. If the post has been published, a view option will allow for viewing the post as it is.
Now that we have looked at how to work with previously created post, let’s look at how to create a new post.
When you select Add New under the Posts area, you will be presented with an area to create a new post. For most users from WordPress 5.5 and newer, you will see the block editor Gutenberg. We dive deeper into Gutenberg in the Gutenberg training.
Prior to WordPress 5.5 or for those using the classic editor plugin, the visual editor might be the default editor you see. You can still choose to use Gutenberg within the post creation or enable this to be selected by the user. Doing this is discussed in the Classic Editor plugin training. Alternatively, you could be using a different visual editor entirely.
This concludes the Introduction to Posts training for the All Posts and Add New sections. Additional training is available which covers Categories and Tags, along with how you might best work with these two types of organizational structure.