A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a New Post in WordPress

Intro to Creating New Posts

Creating a new post in WordPress might seem like a daunting task, but fear not! In this complete walkthrough, we’ll break down every element of the Create New Post screen or Edit Post screen, guiding you from the top to the bottom, left to right.

Here’s a video I made that walks you through (almost) every single part of the WordPress “Create New Post” / “Edit Post” screen.

Below the video, you’ll find a full text-guide walkthrough of exactly what’s in the video.

The Button Bars

Left Button Bar

  1. Toggle Block Inserter: Easily add new blocks to your post.
  2. Tools: Access various editing tools.
  3. Undo & Redo: Correct mistakes or revert changes.
  4. List View / Outline View: Modify your post’s structure.
  5. Edit with Page Builder: Integrate with a page builder for advanced customization.

Right Button Bar

  1. Save Draft: Save your work in progress.
  2. Preview: See how your post will appear to visitors.
  3. Publish: Make your post live for the world to see.
  4. Theme Settings: Adjust settings related to your WordPress theme.
  5. Yoast SEO: Optimize your post for search engines.
  6. Settings: Additional settings for your post.

Settings Tab

1. Post Tab

  • URL/Permalink/Slug: Customize the post’s web address.
  • Featured Image: Set the main image for your post.
  • Categories: Categorize your post for better organization.
  • Tags: Add relevant tags to improve discoverability.
  • Excerpt: Provide a brief summary of your post.
  • Visibility & Scheduling: Control when and how your post is displayed.

2. Block Tab

  • Modify settings for a selected block in the default Gutenberg editor.

Options Button

  • Three Dots Icon: Access additional options and settings.

Post Title

  • Craft a captivating title for your post.

Post Content

  1. Option 1: Use Default (Gutenberg) Editor
  • Utilize the intuitive block editor for a straightforward experience.
  1. Option 2: Use a Page Builder like Elementor
  • Tap into advanced customization with popular page builders.
  • Use the Toggle Block Inserter button to explore and add blocks.
  • Add a block and tweak both content and settings as needed.

Yoast SEO

  • A basic overview is provided, but a comprehensive walkthrough is available in another video.

In conclusion, with this detailed guide, you’re equipped to navigate the Create New Post screen in WordPress effortlessly. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, creating engaging content has never been more straightforward!

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