How to create and menage PAGE and POST in WordPress

In WordPress pages and post can be created and managed in the same way. To get access to your Post page just click on the Post link on the left column of your backend, otherwise just click on the Page link on the menu. One you’re on the appropriate page you can follow the same steps for creating or managing both of them.

  • To create a new page click on Pages menu on the left column. You’ll get to a section where all your website pages are listed in order. Hovering over a page will make appear a quick menu that will let you quick edit some of the page features, delete the page putting them into the trash, or visualizing a page preview on your browser.
  • To create a new page click on Add New.
  • A page is divided in 3 main parts. A title on the top of the screen, an editor just right under the title, and a column on the right where you can change different options.
  • You can add a title to a page simply by clicking on the input text box and typing you page’s title.
  • To add some text to your page click on the editor and start typing your content. The default WordPress editor is typically a WYSIWYG setting (what you see is what you get). To switch into the “coding” mode of the editor, that lets you see part of the html code, you have to switch from Visual to Text on the top right corner of the editor.
  • The editor buttons are the usual formatting tools you might find in any other editor. The will let you transform a text in a bolded text, or change the alignment or transform it into a list.
  • Once you have put some content in your page you can move on the right column and click on Save as Draft. This will save your current settings and contents but it won’t publish your page and you’ll be able to come back and update and complete the content. If your page is already finished, though, you might want to click immediately on Publish.
  • In the Publish box on the right you’ll see some options like the status of your page (if it’s a draft or a published page, for example), the visibility, and when the page is been published. You can change either of these information by clicking on the Edit link near them.
  • To delete a page you’re working on you can click on Move to Trash like next to the Update button.
  • To perform bulk actions on multiple pages (for example to delete more than one page at the same time) select the pages clicking on the square box next to their title, then choose an option from the Bulk Action Menu at the top of the page (in this case we chose Move to Trash) and then click on Apply.
  • A deleted page is sent to the trash. To see your deleted pages click on trash. Hovering over a trashed page will make a small menu appear. You’ll have the option to delete permanently your page or to restore it. Every section (post, pages, media, comments…) has it’s own trash been so if you want to restore a specific element to have to make sure to go into the right trash bin.
  • If you’re creating a post on the right column, right under the Publish box you’ll see some other option tabs like the Category box, the Tag box or the featured image box.
  • The category box allows you to select one or more category for the post you’re working on simply by clicking on the square next to the category name.
  • To add a new category click on Add a New Category then type the category name and press enter.
  • The Tag box allows you to insert some tags to organize your posts. You can add tags writing them into the input text box and separating each one with a comma. Once the tags are entered they appear as a list on the bottom of the Tag box.
  • To delete a tag from a post simply click on the X on the left of the tag name.
  • The Featured image box allows you to select a featured image that in most templates it’s shown as the article preview. To select an image click on the add featured image link, and then select the image you want from your Media Library or upload one of your choice.
  • To delete a post you’re working on you can click on Move to Trash like next to the Update button.
  • To perform bulk actions on multiple posts (for example to delete more than one page at the same time) select the pages clicking on the square box next to their title, then choose an option from the Bulk Action Menu at the top of the page (in this case we chose Move to Trash) and then click on Apply.

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