- Enter a title for your post.
- Enter your post content using the post editor.
There are two modes of editing: Visual and Text. Visual mode gives you a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editor, while Text editor allows you to enter HTML along with your post text. TIP: Click the kitchen sink icon () in the row to get a second row of controls.
- Add media into your post. Click the icon () above the post editor to insert media files. You can select existing images and files (e.g. pdf) which were already uploaded to the Media Library, or upload new media to insert to your page or post. To learn more about images, please visit: How Do I Add Images to a Post or Page?
- Embed media into your post. You can also embed media from many popular websites, like Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and others, by pasting the media URL on its own line into the content of your post. To learn more about embeds, please visit: Embedding Content – Videos, Audios and More.
- (OPTIONAL) Set a featured image to associate an image with your post.It is usually useful only when your theme uses the featured image as a post thumbnail on the homepage or a custom header, etc.
- (OPTIONAL) Insert tags to your post.Tags are useful in grouping related posts together and tell readers quickly what a post is about. Hence, it helps your readers to search blog content easier and faster. To learn more about tags, please visit: Categories & Tags.
- (OPTIONAL) Set category(s) to your post.Categories are similar to but broader, than tags. To learn more about categories, please visit: Categories & Tags.
- Preview your post.() To see how it really looks like.
- Publish your post.() Set the fields for post publishing in the Publish box.
For Status, you will have 3 options:
- Published: Publish your post and make it available to everyone (subject to your blog’s privacy settings).
- Pending Review
For Visibility, you will have 3 options as well:
- Public: Make it available to everyone (subject to your blog’s privacy settings). You can also make the post sticky.
- Password Protected: Make it accessible to users who can input the specified password only.
- Private: Only visible to the admins of the blog.
You can also set the date and time of the post publishing.
It allows you to set a future or past date and time. In other words, you may schedule a post to be published in the future or backdate a post.