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How to Add a New Post. Post Options Overview

This tutorial uncovers the way to add a new post to WordPress site. Here you’ll discover all posts options that you can customize according to your needs.

A post is a significant structural component of your website. It allows you to share your latest news and ideas with your followers and visitors. This tutorial intends to lead you through the post creating a procedure. Keep up with the following instruction to succeed in creating your new post.

Adding a new post

Step 1 — first of all, open your WordPress Dashboard. You can see the menu on the left with numerous options. Hover over the Post section to reveal the Add New block, which you have to click.

Add new option for the Posts block

Step 2 — fill in all the necessary fields, such as a title and the content field.

Step 3 — the last step is to click the Publish button on the right.

See? Nothing can be this easy. Let’s move on to figure out all the post options.

Post options

Format block in the Posts settings
  • Title field – here you can type in your post heading. Try to make it unique and flashy.
  • Content field – here you can write down anything you want. Don’t forget to include the corresponding picture, that will make your post more fascinating. Alternatively, you can add videos, links, as well as audio files.
  • Permalink – is a link connected to your post. If you want to make any changes in it, just click the Edit button on its right.
  • Preview – here you can find out, how your post will look like on your site. And then you should decide if your post needs any further formatting and improving.
  • Save draft – use this option if you don’t want to publish your post yet, but the information you already have, satisfies you and you don’t want to lose it.
  • Publish – click this button whenever you are ready to present your post to your visitors, and it will appear on your webpage.
  • Format – in this section you have a right to choose the format of your oncoming post. There are such formats as Standart, Gallery, Image, Link, Quote, Video and Audio.
  • Categories – here you can choose an existing category, where you want to add your post. You can also create a brand-new category by using the Add New Category option.
    Categories option in WordPress Dashboard
  • Tags – in this field you can add tags, which are the keywords representing the main idea of your post. The note below the field informs you to separate tags with commas.
    Tags option in WordPress Dashboard
  • Post Attributes – here you can select different layouts for your post. Thus, your post will be displayed the way you prefer.
    Post Attributes block in WordPress Dashboard
  • Featured Image – is an option, which allows you to add an image, which will be displayed as the main image on your post page, in sliders, Facebook and other social networks if you share a link.
    set featured image in WordPress Dashboard
  • Page Formats Settings – an option for customization of different post formats. In your post, you can use images, links, quotes, audio and video and adjust settings here.
    post format settings section in gutenberg
  • Page Settings – if you want to use Beadcrumbs on your site, turn it on in this option.
    page settings section in gutenberg
  • Excerpt – here you can type in the short extract from your post, which will lure each and everybody to read your full post. If you don’t define the excerpt, it’ll be created automatically.
    excerpt section in gutenberg
  • Send Trackbacks – makes it possible to notify legacy blog systems that you’ve linked to them. Insert a website’s URL into the field. If there are more than one URLs, simply separate them with commas.
    send trackbacks section in gutenberg
  • Custom Fields – use this fields to add extra metadata to your post. E.g., author, genre, publication date, subject, etc.
    custom fields section in gutenberg
  • Discussion – in this field, you can either allow or forbid commenting, trackbacks and pingbacks of this page.
    discussion section in gutenberg
  • Comments – this section lets you leave comments. Just click the Add comment button to do it.
    comments section in gutenberg
  • Slug – in this field you can input the URL valid name for your post. If you don’t do it, WordPress generates it on its own.
    slug section in gutenberg
  • Author – here you can set the author of your post choosing from a list of users.
    author section in gutenberg

Attention! If any of this sections are not visible for you, click the Screen Options button in the upper-right corner of the Edit Post window, to check the boxes you want to appear.

screen options section in gutenberg

Now you are aware of how to add the new post and all features of Posts section!