Table of Contents:
- Post Options
- Post Permalink
- Categories and Tags
- Featured Image
- Post Excerpts
- Post Comments
- Featured Post
- Related Posts Section
Posts are what make your blog a blog — they’re servings of content that are listed in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest) on your blog page.
To write a blog post go to WordPress Dashboard » Posts » Add New. You will see an editor area where you can write your first post.
On this page, you will see the WordPress posts editor. The most important parts of this page are:
Post Title – enter the title of your post in this field. On your theme it will be shown above your content.
Post Content – you can use the WordPress WYSIWYG editor to add the actual content of your post. Note that it has two tabs available in the tab menu on the right – Visual (use the editor to format your text) and Code (add your HTML code directly).
When you’re done, click the Publish button to publish your post. Publishing brings post to your actual website.
That’s it! You can press Preview button to check out the newly created blog post.
You can edit a post that has already been published. Click on the title of the post you would like to edit. This will open the post in the WordPress Editor, where you can add or remove content.
A published post will show an Update button where Publish previously was.
Click Update to push your changes live.
Post Options #
Adding Featured Image #
A featured image (also known as post thumbnail) is the main article image which represents the content.
Featured image displayed on single post page, blog archive pages, homepage blog section, search page, related posts, featured post and in the some widget’s related to posts.
To maintain good-quality photos in all these sections uploaded featured image should have at least following dimensions: 1920 x 990 .
You will find the option to add a featured image to your post in the right column under the Document settings.
Simply click on the ‘Set featured image’ button and then select or upload the image you want to be used as the featured image.
Adding Excerpts (Article Summary) #
Excerpts are the summary of a blog post. Theme can automatically generate the excerpt from the first few lines of your post. However, this automatic excerpt may not always be meaningful or catchy. In that case, you may want to manually add an excerpt.
You can do so by adding it in the excerpt box located under document settings column on the right.