How to add and publish a post in WordPress

Before creating a new blog post in WordPress, it’s essential to understand the difference between pages and posts.

  • Think of pages as static content that won’t change regularly, like a Contact or About page
  • Think of posts like news updates that get added regularly

How to add a post on WordPress

  1. Log in to WordPress via the HostPapa Dashboard.
  2. Go to Posts.
  3. Click on Add New.

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4) Enter your post title in the upper field.

5) Enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.

Page attributes

Featured images: Used by some themes to display an image at the top of the page. To add a featured image in the sidebar, click on Set Featured Image.

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Tags: Adding tags provides an easy way to group related posts and tell readers what a post is about quickly. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are different from categories in that they are more specific. To add a tag, simply type it into the text area. You can add more than one tag at a time by separating them by commas. You can also choose from the most used tags on your blog by clicking Choose from the most used tags.

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Categories: Like tags, categories provide an easy way to group related posts and quickly tell readers what a post is about. Categories are much broader than tags. You can add a category to a post by ticking it or add a new category by clicking Add New Category.

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How to publish a post in WordPress

Status: Refers to the publish status: Published, Draft, or Pending Review. Click on the Edit status button in the sidebar and select your desired status to change the status.

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Visibility: By changing the visibility, you decide who can see your page. The three options are:

  • Public – anyone can see
  • Private – only you can see
  • Password Protected – anyone who knows the password can see

The default visibility is public. To change the visibility, click on Edit visibility in the side menu and select your desired visibility.

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Publish: Decide when you want your page published. Enter a date in the future, or you can even set it to a date in the past. To select the publish date, click on the Edit date button in the sidebar.

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 When you’re finished editing your page, click Publish.

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When you’re ready, click Publish.

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