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WordPress: Creating Pages and Posts
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Site content is created through pages and posts. Pages are the static sections that don’t often change and structure the website and main content. “Home,” “About,” and “Contact” are examples of pages on typical websites. Posts are individual blog entries that will appear in the “blog” page of a website. These are usually written articles, images, or current news/events. Pages and posts will look different depending on the theme, customization, and settings of the site. The utilization of pages or posts will depend on the intention and goals of the site.
To create a new page or post, navigate to Pages[or Posts] > Add New from the Side Menu. The editor for pages/posts is shown below.
1. Add Block: Button used to create additional content, called blocks, on the page. Blocks can hold images, text, video, or audio content.
2. Title: Name of the page or post.
3. Paragraph Block: By default, a Paragraph block is included in any new page or post. This is where text content is generated. Additional blocks can be created above or below using the Add Block button.
4. Block Formatting: Used to format alignment and other settings in the selected block. In this example, a Paragraph block is selected, which displays the options to modify the block type, adjust alignment, apply boldface, apply italics, or add a link. These options change depending on the selected block type.
5. Publishing Options:
- Preview: View how the pending changes will look when published.
- Publish/Update: Save and publish changes to the web. When a new page or post is created, the button displays as “Publish.” After the first publish, the button displays “Update” instead.
- Document: Adjust settings for the page or post, such as author, privacy, and allowing or disabling comments.
- Block: Adjusts settings for the selected block. In this example, a Paragraph block is selected, so the settings are related to the text, such as color and size.
Adding Blocks (Text, Images, etc.)
Content is added to pages and posts using blocks. For example, there are blocks for text, images, video embeds, buttons, widgets, tables, and more. The major benefit of using blocks is that it’s easy to add, edit, and arrange content throughout the page. Although blocks contain different types of media and formatting, adding content is similar across all blocks.
To add a block:
- Click the “+” Add Block button at the top of the page. A drop-down menu will appear, with content options divided into categories:
- Most Used: Displays the user’s most commonly used blocks for quick reference.
- Common Blocks: These are the basic blocks to create a website, including paragraphs, images, headings, and other media.
- Formatting: More technical items like adding custom html code, tables, or using the classic rich text editor.
- Layout Elements: Stylizing elements to add columns, line breaks, buttons, and other media.
- Widgets: Displays site elements like a list of blog posts, tags, and comments.
- Embeds: Easily incorporate content from other sites like YouTube, Spotify, and Reddit.yyy
- Click the desired content category. The menu will expand to reveal block item types.
- Click a block item to select it. The new block is added to the end of the page/post. Adjust the Block Formatting and Setting as desired.
To add a block in between two existing blocks, hover between them and click the “+” Add Block button, then select an option.