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How to Create a New Post

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

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