WordPress is a CMS( Content Management System ). Approximate 30% web uses WordPress in world wide to manage their content. Here beginners have more advantage because it quite simple & powerful features Where we can manage our site content using two CMS management features post & page. Here we are discussing about a adding new post in WordPress .
Generally beginners find something user friendly interface. In this article we will discus how to add/create a new post in WordPress. It’s a quite simple but post have lots of screen options. Which is hidden features. Beginners have no knowledge about these options. After examine users need we have decide that create a user friendly environment for creating a new post in WordPress. Adding a new post in WordPress in quite self-explanatory but most of users no idea about post hidden features. If you want to add new post in WordPress very quickly then read this article continue. but before going in more detail we need to know what is post and why we use it.
What Is Post :
WordPress Post is what makes up the blog aspect for your website.
Post is a detail description/information about the talking point. Post are a news that display in reverse chronological order and that can be archived, tagged and even categorized on your site. Posts are included in your site’s RSS feed. Posts usually have comments fields beneath them there viewers can ask/discus and show their thoughts. In RSS feed viewers can subscribe and content delivered to them. Its a dynamic content so you can edit and update any information time to time and user can only see this news.
How to Add New Post in WordPress :
- First of all Go to your WordPress Dashboard Admin Panel and login through login credentials.
- Click on posts menu tab.
- Click on “Add New“.
- Here you can feel all the entries like post title, post content editor beneath the post title, featured image etc.
- Inside the post editor you can add videos, images, gallery, and all the contents which you want to show.
- As needed, you can add tag, categories, comments etc.
- When all done, publish the post.
Post title & content area is most important features for pointing topic.
Title and Permalink :
When you going to create a new post the first element on the new page is a post title. Here you will have to write the title of your article. Technically, it is possible to leave this field empty, but in that case, WordPress will automatically add “(no title)” attribute as your headline. Just from a user experience point of view, we advise that you always write a custom title for any post that you’re about to publish.
Permalink Settings will appear below the title field. This is your post URL. If you haven’t changed anything to your permalink structure, this will just help you see the exact URL to your new post. If you copy this URL, you can send it to your friends, post on social media or use anywhere else to get direct access to the post once you publish it.
In case you do have a custom permalink structure, clicking the “edit” button next to it allows you to change the last part of the permalink.
Content area :
We can divide content area into three section :-
First top section(Header Section):
In header section you have all the formatting controls like: heading, bold, italic, list style, blockquote, text alignment, add/edit link, read more tag, text indent etc. Which makes your article more attractive. If you are familiar with Microsoft word, excel, and other word processing software, you will see most of formatting controls there.
Second section is body section:
If you look on the right side of the body section, you’ll see two tabs. There are two modes of editing posts: Visual and Text.
Visual tab is a visual WYSIWYG editor. WYSIWYG it self called “what you see is what you get.” that means visual editor is more user friendly, easy to use. here you can use word processing software shortcuts like: for bold ctrl+b, italic ctrl+i, cut ctrl+x, copy ctrl+p etc. It’s just like a playing game in smartphone.
And text editor is a plain text editor. here all the content appear in the HTML formatting and write yourself, the Visual editor is the easiest way to write your posts.
While in visual editor just click on formatting toolbar and decorate your content with single click. so for the new users visual editor is more helpful.
Third section is bottom section:
that show the number of word for your post and next right of the word count you can see your current draft and auto save post status. and author name, date & time for the current post.
WordPress post have auto save functionality, as you write your post will be save as draft automatically. so you don’t need to penic about lost your post content. So we can say its a more powerful feature of WordPress.
Detail description of WordPress Post Screen Options:
WordPress categories are a way of grouping posts on your blog. They are just uses to organize post content on the website. The categories meta boxes usually appear in the right hand column, below the publish meta box. You can choose a category from the list of All Category or view the most used ones.
Describe your post with one or multiple tags. By writing tags, WordPress will autosuggest ones that you have previously used. If no suggestions appear, add a new tag by clicking the “Add” button or hitting the Enter key.
If you’re more of a visual type, you can click the “Choose from the most used tags” link found below. It will open a list of tags where the biggest ones represent tags you used the most frequently, while the smallest ones will be those you used less often.
Featured Image (Post Thumbnails):
A featured image is one picture that will represent your post. Today, almost all WordPress themes support featured images.
Depending on the theme, a featured image will appear on top of your post after you publish it. It will also show on your homepage, blog page, and other places where your theme displays posts.
Simply click on “Set featured image” link, and it will bring up the media uploader popup. You can select an image from your previous uploads or upload a new image from your computer.
You can find Screen Options button on the top right corner of the page. By clicking on Screen Options tab, a few options will drop from the top of your page. These options are hidden by default to present a cleaner and simpler editing experience.
This will show a menu with checkboxes next to option names. By default, Format, Categories, Tags, and Featured Image boxes are already selected. As you can see, we already went through them. But a few more boxes still sit empty. If you check them, new options will appear below your content editor.
Let’s quickly see all the options and what they can do.
On Checking this box, a meta box added below of your content editor. You can use this box to add a short summary or excerpt for your post. If you don’t use these manually written excerpts, WordPress will automatically take a first few sentences of your post to create an extract from it when and where needed.
Trackbacks is a way, to notified admins that you linked to their sites from that particular post. For this you need to enter URLs of websites in this field.
If the other blog owner is running WordPress, then you don’t need to send them trackbacks. Your WordPress site will automatically send them a ping when you publish the post.
Since trackbacks are often misused by spammers for the reason many site owners simply disable them. So, if you decide to send a trackback, don’t be surprised if they never receives it.
You can use this option to add extra information in your posts. There are many custom fields available that can be used according to requirements. Since custom fields can be programmed to do practically anything with your post.
For example, if your theme designed for restaurants, you can add a custom field that will show a menu or a recipe on that specific post only.
While comments are a great way to engage your audience, sometimes you may not want to have comments on a specific post or a page. By default, WordPress allows comments on each one of your posts.
The discussion meta box displays option to turn off the comments by unchecking “Allow Comment” option. You can also disable trackbacks and pingbacks here.
A slug is the part of the URL. It is the same option that shows under the title. You can also enable the slug option from the Screen Options and edit your post slug there.
When you might have more than one account, this option will help you to switch the author of a post. WordPress will automatically select your account as the author of the article, but if you want to change that, just select a new user from the list.
Options Added by WordPress Plugins
Some of the plugins that are related to Post settings also add their own settings panels on the post edit screen.
For example, Yoast WordPress SEO plugin adds its own settings panel.
Although we are using only few option when we writing a new post but after going through this article, you will just need to start writing. After a few successfully created and published articles, you will be able to customize your working area, and you will be faster with each new post that you add.