In this post, we will show you how to add, edit, delete and categorise your blog posts and articles.
Posts and articles are great ways to improve your site’s SEO and generate some organic traffic via search engines. Creating relevant, up to date and interesting content will attract people from your target audience. You’re more likely to convert them into paying customers or regular visitors if you write about possible issues they might face, and explain how your business and services can directly help them solving those problems.
To get started, login to your website and find the ‘Posts‘ menu in the left sidebar and choose ‘Add New‘. (Usually the 2nd or 3rd option under the ‘Dashboard’ button):
You will see the following window, the classic text editor features:
1: You’ll find the classic text editor features, just like in Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Make sure you click the last icon in the first row, to open the second row of editing tools.
2: Use Visual or Text to edit your post. It’s very rare when you need to use the Page Builder option.
3: Use categories to organise your posts! You can even create pages to display posts only from (a) certain category/ies
Use this shortcode: [display-posts category=”category name, second category”]
4: Tags will help you add short “keywords” to your post. Choose the relevant tags to keep things even more organised.
5: Set featured image if you want – it’s optional.
6: If youre website is hosted with us, chances are you’ll see the SEO section under the text area. That’s where you can edit your SEO settings, and the snippet/header that search engines will show in search results.
You’ll also find publishing settings on the right hand side, you can set your post’s status (Draft, Pending Review or Published after clicking on ‘Publish’), the visibility of your post (Public, Password Protected, Private) and when you want the post to be published (immediately, in the future or you can set a past date as well).
After clicking on publish, your post will be available for the public (unless set otherwise). If you’re not sure about it, or you want to finish the post later, you can save it as a draft. Remember, WordPress usually automatically saves the draft, but it’s safer to manually click on ‘Save Draft’.
Editing existing posts
You can always access all of your existing post by choosing ‘All Posts’ under the Posts menu. Hover over the post that you want to edit and a quick menu will appear underneath the title (as shown below). Click edit to access the text editor, Quick edit will allow you to edit the publishing settings (date, time, category etc.) without having to load the whole text editor page, you can bin your post or view it in a new window.
Adding and Editing Categories & Tags
You can add or edit categories by choosing ‘Categories’ under the Posts menu. Hovering over a category will show the same quick menu as under the posts, where you can click on Edit, Quick Edit, Delete or View. Writing a short descreption and giving the category an appropriate slug (it’s basically the last part of the URL) will improve your SEO. You can also create category structures with Parent- and Subcategories.
You have the same options when you edit your tags, but you cannot create structures like in Categories (parent and subcategories).