Think of posts as daily news articles. Write hints and tips, write ‘how to’ articles, write letter home 🙂
Some quick differences between posts and pages from WordPress.com
- Posts are listed in reverse chronological order on the blog home page or on the posts page, depending on how you have set up your website.
- Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog.
- Pages are static and are not listed by date.
- Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example.
- Pages are displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog.
- There is no limit on the number of posts or pages you can have.
- It’s not possible to “post” to a page. Pages are static entities that only can be edited.
From the Dashboard
Step 1a – If you are going to just be typing text, you can also use the Quickpress on the Dashboard
Step 1b – Click Add New Post
You can also you the short cut on the top right of the screen.
Step 2 – Add Title
Step 3 – Type text in the main content box or Copy Word or text file
To copy word or text files, click on the respective buttons, a popup window will appear.
Copy your document and Click Insert.
Step 4 – Click Publish
This is the bare minimum that is required to create a new post, in other articles we will discuss Categories and Scheduling Posts.
How to Schedule a Post
How to Create a New Category
How to add a Link to a Post