Posts (articles) are one of the most important elements of a site. Through them you can create a blog for your page, whether it’s text, video, images or chat content. In this article we will try to explain briefly how the posts work,
In order to create new articles in WordPress, you must first of all be connected to the dashboard of the site. Here you will find in the menu on the left more options, but now we will focus only on the so-called “posts”. When we hover the mouse over this option, we will automatically see three subfiles. The first of these, called “new article”, refers to the page that creates content for new articles. After selecting this sub-tab, a new page will open.
This page is divided into 3 sections: content, widgets (toolbar), and a sidebar for general information about the article.
In the first section (located in the center of the page) we have several fields in which we can enter the title of the post and the content (this can be text, video, images, etc.).
If we use custom posts, we will find here the additional fields created by us. For example, if your site is a real estate agency, here we may have (if created) fields for price, area, type of property / land, location, real estate agent, etc.
In the widgets section (usually located at the top left) we have some types of default WordPress content that we can add to the article by the “Drag and Drop” method. Here we find many options, such as: text types, media, social media icons, we can even divide the structure of the article into columns.
In the last section, located on the right as a sidebar, we can edit the following options:
- Article status – this can be public (the default option set), can be private (only people logged in to the site can find it in searches) or protected by a password (this option will ask users for a password to see the content of the post).
- Date of publication – you can select a specific date for when the article was created.
- Article format – this provides information about the content type of the post. The selection options are: standard (meaning it can contain both text and media), audio, quote, gallery, link or video.
- Article Highlighting – If this option is checked, your article will always appear at the top of the archive pages.
- Post author – you can choose an author from the site users.
- Template – here you can choose the type of template that the page of the respective article should use. This can be: the default WordPress mode, customized by the theme or specific to the builder used to display articles (such as “Elementor”)
- Permalink – you can manipulate the URL of the article page, respectively the end section of the address that comes after the domain name (Example: www.domeniultau.ro/nume-articol/).
- The categories you want the article to belong to – it is recommended that the articles be structured into categories so that they can be found more easily by users.
- Tags – similar to categories
- Representative image – is an image that will appear on the archive page above the post title and on the article page.
- Discussions – if you set users to be able to add comments for certain articles you can disable this option here.
From the WordPress dashboard, at the “items” option in the left menu, in addition to the sub-tab shown above for adding items, we find 3 more:
- All posts – here we have access to a list of all posts created on the pages of the site. We can select items by category, by creation date, etc. and we can edit them individually (by using a click on the article) or in bulk, by checking all the articles or only a part of them.
- Categories – From here we can create the categories (topics) and subcategories in which we will place the posts.
- Tags – similar to categories.