How to Create, Edit and Delete WordPress Posts

How to Create, Edit and Delete WordPress Posts

Posts in WordPress are entities that work like blogs and are displayed in ‘latest one first’ fashion. Posts have comment fields under them and are provided in RSS feeds of the site. If you want to include a blog section in your WordPress website then ‘Posts’ would be the section to work on.

Add New Post

To add a new post go to Posts > Add New, then Add New Post window opens where you can assign your post a title, description, format, categories, tags and featured image.

Click Publish button to make your post live. To add images and videos in the post click Add Media button.

Add New Post

Add New Post

To split your post click Insert Read More tag, and this will add a Read More tag in the desired location and then all post description after that will be cut.

Using Insert Read More tag

Using Insert Read More tag

When the user clicks on Read More tag on the website, only then he will be redirected to the full post.

More tag appears On Website

More tag appears On Website

Edit Post

To edit post click Posts > All Posts then on the list of posts simply click on the post title which is to be edited. You will then be taken to the Edit Post page from where you can edit this post.

All Posts

All Posts

Edit Post

Edit Post

Delete Post

Go to the Posts > All Posts, and on the list of post, move your mouse over the post title which is to be deleted.

It will show four new links ‘Edit’, ‘Quick Edit’, ‘Trash’ and ‘View’. Click on the ‘Trash’ link to delete the post.

If you want to delete multiple posts together then follow the steps:

  • a. Select the posts (by clicking on the checkboxes in front of them).
  • b. Select ‘Move to Trash’ in the ‘Bulk Actions’ control.
  • c. Click ‘Apply’ Button.
Delete a Post

Delete a Post

Delete Multiple Posts Together

Delete Multiple Posts Together

Post Format

Posts format is Meta information to customize the post presentation in your website. If your WordPress theme support is enabled for them, then you will see the following format to choose from.

The post formats are –

  • a. Standard
  • b. Aside
  • c. Image
  • d. Video
  • e. Quote
  • f. Link
  • g. Gallery
  • h. Status
  • i. Audio
  • j. Chat

Reading Settings

Go to Settings > Reading in your WordPress. There you can control four major posts settings of your WordPress websites. These settings are:

a. Front page displays – through this you can assign your WordPress website the first page i.e. the page displayed when your website domain URL is opened in the browser window.

For example if your website domain URL is ‘www.yogihosting.com’ then on setting this option to ‘Your latest posts’, your posts will show up in your website domain URL(‘www.yogihosting.com’). If you set A ‘static page’ (select below) then you can assign ‘Front page’ and ‘Posts page’ from the below dropdown controls.

b. Blog pages show at most – through this a number of posts displayed in a page can be set i.e. it is the page size of your post. Other posts will be shown in next post page and there will be paging control in the bottom of your website to move from one post page to another.

c. Syndication feeds show the most recent – controls the number of posts people will see in the website feeds.

d. For each article in a feed, show – determines whether full article or summary will be shown in your site feeds.

Reading Settings

Reading Settings

Template for WordPress Post

To edit the post design you can edit the index.php template file in your WordPress theme. It is the default template for posts which gets called when Front page displays option is set to Your latest posts.

The other important template file is single.php which gives the design to all single post.

Similarly category.php and archive.php give the design to post categories and archives.

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