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Anatomy of a WordPress Post

 

  1. Title: The title of your post goes here.
  2. Add media: Add images, videos, audio and other media from files on your computer, URL or Media Library. 
  3. Post Editing Area: Enter your writing, links, images, videos and any information you want to display.
  4. Kitchen Sink: Click here to reveal additional formatting tools.
  5. Format: Make sure you are in “Visual” view to write. "HTML" view is for entering code - usually embedding a video for the typical user.
  6. Post Tags (optional): Insert words and phrases describing the blog post. Posts with similar tags are linked together when a user clicks one of the tags.
  7. Categories (optional): One of the best, secret organizational tools Wordpress has to offer. Create general topics that the post can be classified in. Readers can later browse categories to see a specific set of posts!
  8. Save Draft: Allows you to save your post as a draft rather than immediately publishing it. (Also, while Word now has autosave functionality - it never hurts to be extra safe.)
  9. Screen Options: Expands a top menu that allows you hide/show different options. Sometimes a plugin that has post-specific functionality hides in this area.
  10. HELP: Click here for basic and advanced needs beyond this guide.
  11. Preview button: View the post before officially publishing it.
  12. Publish: Publish your post on the site!
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