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How to Create a Post in WordPress

20th January 2020

Creating a post in WordPress is one of the most common tasks carried out on any WordPress website that's being used as a blog, or website which has a blog or news type page, and it's quick and easy to do. Keep reading to find out how.

Step 1: Log in to your WordPress admin area

First you're going to want to log in to your WordPress admin area (not sure how? Check out our guide here.)

Step 2: Click on "Posts->Add New"

On the left hand menu in your WordPress admin dashboard, select "Posts->Add New" and this will open up the new post screen:

add a new post in wordpress

As you can see, the screen is fairly self explanatory, with just a couple of fields required before you can publish your post.

Step 3: Set a title

The title you set should explain the post in a few words, or a short sentence - for example, this post's title is "How to create a post in WordPress". This title will show when someone visits the post, and will also be the link anchor to your post when it is displayed in your recent posts / blog page.

Step 4: Write your post

Now to write the post itself, you can see the "Start writing or type / to choose a block". This is where you write your post content. You can make your post as long, or as short as you like, you can also insert images and other media in your posts if you like.

Step 5: Publish your post

Once you've written your title, and the post itself, it's time to publish your post, this will make it live on your website for people to read.

To publish your post, all you have to do is click on the large blue "Publish" button at the top right:

The WordPress post publish button

You'll notice you can also save the post as a draft, or preview how the post will look before you publish.

Once you've published one post, you can follow the steps again to add additional posts as and when required.

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Neil Skoglund
Avid WordPress fan and founder of WPOwl - home of the best managed WordPress hosting. Neil has 3 passions in life,  coding, guitars & family.

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