Posts are entries that that are listed in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest) on your blog’s posts page. Posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are included in your site’s RSS feed.

Publish a new post

Follow the steps below to publish your first blog post:

Writing a new blog post
  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Create a new post, by visiting Posts » Add New.
  3. Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main editing box below it.
  4. Optionally, select a category, add tags and make other selections as needed.
  5. Optionally, select which formats suit your post content best.
  6. Optionally, upload a featured image for your post.
  7. When you are ready, click Publish.

Post field descriptions

Below you will find a detailed description regarding what options or fields are available in post writing screen:

  • Title
    • The title of your post.
  • Content
    • The blank post editor content area where you enter your writing, links, links to images, and any information you want to display on your post.
  • Preview
    • Allows you to view the post before officially publishing it.
  • Permalink
    • The post URL that does not expose the post ID which could be subject to a change.
  • Save Draft
    • Allows you to save your post as a draft or pending review rather than immediately publishing it.
  • Tags
    • Refers to micro-categories for your blog, similar to including index entries for a page.
  • Categories
    • The general topic the post can be classified in.
  • Excerpt
    • A summary or brief teaser of your post featured on the front page of your site as well as on the category, archives, and search non-single post pages.
  • Discussion
    • Allow comments on this post and allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this post.
  • Stick to the top of the blog
    • Select this checkbox to keep or stick this post at the very top of all blog posts until you decide otherwise.
  • Password Protected
    • To password protect a post, click Visibility in the Document area to the top right, then click Password Protected, click Ok, and enter a password.
  • Author
    • A list of all blog authors you can select from to attribute as the post author.

Fluid-width post template

The fluid-width template is a standard page template without a sidebar, allowing the content of the page to take 100% of the site container’s width.

Like pages, individual posts can be set to use a specific custom Page Template as well. As an example, selecting CONJ theme’s fluid-width template for a particular post will override the default layout structure of the single post template and removes the sidebar area from the view.

Last updated: 3 years ago

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