Posts in WordPress are entities that work like blogs and are displayed in reverse order. 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.
To add a new post go to ‘Posts > Add New’. ‘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.
To split your post click ‘Insert Read More tag’ through this a ‘Read More’ tag will be displayed in the desired location and all post description after that will be cut. When the user clicks on ‘Read More’ tag he will be redirected to the full post.
To edit post click ‘Posts > All Posts’, on the list of posts simply click on the post title which is to be edited. You will be taken to the ‘Edit Post’ page from where you can edit this post.
Go to ‘Posts > All Posts’, on the list of post move your mouse over the post title to delete. It will show four new links ‘Edit’, ‘Quick Edit’, ‘Trash’ and ‘View’. Click on the ‘Trash’ link to delete the post. To delete multiple posts together 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.
Posts format is Meta information to customize post presentation in your website. If your wordpress theme support is enabled for them, then you will see the following format to choose from, when adding or editing a post. The post formats are –
Go to ‘Settings > Reading’ in your WordPress CMS. 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 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.mywp.com’ then on setting this option to ‘Your latest posts’ your posts will show up in your website domain URL(‘www.mywp.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 no 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 no of posts people will see in the website feeds.
d. For each article in a feed, show –determine whether full article or summary will be shown in your site feeds.
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 post archives. Some HTML working knowledge is necessary here.