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Posts and Pages

Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog home page or on the posts page if you have set one in Settings > Reading. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog. You can control how many posts are displayed at a time in the Reading Settings. The URL for a post includes the date the post was published like this: https://blogname.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/post-title/

Publish a New Post
There are several ways to publish new posts. The easiest way is with the New Post button on the right side of the toolbar (it appears at the top of your screen when you’re logged in to WordPress.com).

Simply click New Post and the post editor will slide down from the top of the screen:
First, select the type of content you want to share (text, photo, video, quote, or link):
Use the Write a Post tab if you want to include multiple images in your post (or if you want to write a text-only post). If you just want to quickly share a single photo, select the Post a Photo tab.

If you’re writing a post and you’d like to format the text, click the kitchen sink icon to enable additional text formatting options.
When the post is ready, choose the blog you want to post to (if you have more than one) using the drop-down menu below the post editor:
When you’re done, hit Publish Post. Next you’ll have the option to view the post you just published.

The Dashboard Editor
You can also create and publish posts with the dashboard editor. It’s pretty much the same as the editor described above, but it also allows you to:

  • Preview posts before publishing them
  • Schedule posts to publish at a later time
  • Add categories
  • Use the writing helper

You can access the dashboard editor from Posts -> Add New.

Publish Posts by Email
Write your post as an email and publish it on your blog via the Post by Email feature.

Go Back and Edit Posts
To edit or delete a post (whether it’s a draft or has already been published), go to Posts > All Posts in your dashboard:
Here you’ll see a list of all of your posts. Clicking Edit under the name of a post will take you to the dashboard editor, where you can make changes. To delete a post, click Trash.

Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example. Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog. If you have 50 pages and you use the Pages widget, then all pages will be listed all the time. The URL for a page looks like this: https://blogname.wordpress.com/page-title/

Create a New Page
There are two ways to create a new page.

  • You can click Pages -> Add New in your dashboard.
  • Or you can click on the name of your blog in the upper left corner of the admin bar and select New –> Page from the dropdown menu.

Edit a Page
If you would like to edit an existing page, click Pages -> All Pages on the left menu. Under the page you’d like to edit, click on the Edit link.

Create Sub-Pages / Page Order
The Page Attributes module allows you to set page parents and templates, and to change the order of your pages.
If you have a theme that supports the Custom Menus Feature you can:

Change the order of pages
Nest pages to create sub-menus
Display posts on different pages by creating category pages
Add custom links to the navigation menu

How to Find the Page ID
You can find the Page ID in the Edit Post or Edit Page URL. For example, the page ID for the following example is “1234.”

1    https://example.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1234&action=edit

Post to Pages
It’s not possible to add posts to pages. However, you can use categories to create a similar effect.

To do this on your own blog, you’ll want to connect a category to your post by following this guide. For example, if you have a photography blog, you can categorize all black and white galleries as “Black and White.”

Then, add a link to your category page to your custom menu by following these instructions. In this example, you could add a link to your “Black and White” category page. Clicking on this link would bring your site visitors to a list of all the posts categorized as “Black and White.”


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