In the previous article, we showed you what is WordPress, how does it work, which are its main components (Dashboard, Themes, Plugins), but also we have analyzed each component separately.

So far, so good. Right?

In this article, we are going to see what is a WordPress post and how to create one.

So without further ado, let’s dig into it.

What is a WordPress post?

A WordPress post is nothing more than a block of text if we go down to the basics. But hey, it’s your block of text so that’s what it makes it unique.

Seriously a blog post can be anything: from the news or informational updates about a certain topic, to what you did last summer at your grandma’s house while you were on holiday.

In WordPress, posts are listed in reverse chronological order and can be tagged, categorized, and archived.

This way, posts can be found with greater ease by your site’s visitors.

How do you create a new post?

Creating a post in WordPress is not as difficult as you may think. The hardest part is the imagination.

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Albert Einstein

In order to create a new post, you have to be logged in wp-admin.

On the left menu, below “Dashboard”, you will find “Posts”.

If you move your mouse across, you will see that there are more options. Two of them are: All posts and Add new.

Here is where the fun begins.

  • All posts – here you will find all your posts and additional information about the posts (such as title, author, category, tags, etc.).
  • Add new – this is where you create the magic sauce. Your magic sauce.

With this in mind, let’s see how it works.

As a general rule of thumb, if you’re not blogging or adding new content to your site on a regular basis, just use pages.

First of all, as I said above, you have to be logged in wp-admin, and on the left menu, below “Dashboard”, you will find “Posts”. Press”Add new“.

After pressing “Add new”, on your screen, you will see a text editor, just like in the image below:

At first sight, it can be intimidating, but don’t be fooled by the “lack of buttons”.

The buttons are there, you just have to move your mouse until a “+” sign pops up, just like in the image below:

All content elements are wrapped in a block, an option that I find myself useful.

WordPress comes with blocks for all the common content items including the paragraph, columns, images, gallery, embeds, shortcodes, widgets, and more.

On your right side, you can add categories to your post, tags, a featured image, and many more.

As you start your magic by adding good and relevant content, descriptive images, it`s just a matter of time until you will see results and Google & friends will love you more and more as days pass by.

So to wrap it up, I hope that I have been helpful, I wish you a pleasant reading and ’till the next time, keep this in mind:

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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