Tutorial: Create a New Post

This is a brief tutorial on how to create a new post.

1. Log in to your WordPress Admin Area (Dashboard)

2. Find and click on Post tab

Once you have logged into your Dashboard you will see a black navigation bar with menu tabs. To create a new post, find and click on the Post tab.

3. Add New Post

Once on the Post screen, you can add a new post by clicking on the small button named Add New located near the Post page title.

4. Title the Post

Your screen should look similar to the image below. You are presented with two main text fields, one for the title and one for content. Title your post where you see “Enter title here”.

5. Type in content of your Post

In the main text field, write the content of your post. You can switch back and forth from Visual and HTML by clicking on the tabs at the top right of your text field. We recommend staying in the Visual Editor for this tutorial.

6. Select a Category for your Post

On the right-hand side of your screen, you will find subpanels with which you have options of what you would like to do with your new post. For the purpose of this post, we will focus on the Category subpanel. The category or categories you choose are the general topic the post can be classified in. You can open and close this subpanel by clicking on the Category Title. When open, you will see a list of category options; select the category or categories by checking the box to the left.

7. Publish your Post

You have the option to preview your post before publishing by clicking the gray Preview button on the right-hand side of your screen located under the publish sub panel. We recommend doing this. What you see is not always what you get, and its always best to preview before you publish anything live on the internet. A preview of your post will appear in a new tab on your browser. After you have titled your post, added content, selected a category, and previewed you can publish your post by clicking the blue Publish button in the same sub panel. Congratulations, you just made your first post!

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