How To Create New Blog Post?

To add new Blog Post go to the Pager and Click on Add New:

Adding Title and Content Blocks

The WordPress block editor comes with a clean writing interface. At the top, you can enter your post’s title.

To add content, you need to add a block. There are multiple add block buttons on the screen that you can click on to select and add a block.

If you don’t want to use a mouse to click on the button, then you can use a keyboard shortcut by typing / to search and add a block.

Select block while writing

All content elements are wrapped in a block. WordPress comes with blocks for all the common content items including paragraphs, columns, images, galleries, embeds, shortcodes, widgets, and more.

Adding Images, Videos, & Other Media

You can add images by simply adding the image block and then uploading or selecting the image you want to add.

If you want to place a text and an image next to each other, you can use the ‘Media & Text’ block. This block helps you wrap text around the image in WordPress.

WordPress editor also comes with a Gallery block that you can use to display images in rows and columns with a grid layout.

Simply add the Gallery block and then upload or select the images from your WordPress media library.

While the gallery block is powerful, you may need other advanced gallery features like albums, image sorting, etc. Also, the default WordPress editor comes with embed blocks for all popular providers.

You can also just copy and paste the video URL to a paragraph block, and WordPress will automatically convert it into a video embed block.

While you use the video block to upload videos directly to your website, we recommend uploading your videos on a service like YouTube or Vimeo, and then embedding  it in your WordPress posts.

Adding Categories and Tags

WordPress allows you to sort your posts into categories and tags. These taxonomies help you organize your content into sections and topics.

They also help with SEO and make it easier for your users to find the content they are looking for.

The categories and tags meta boxes are located in the right-hand column, under the Document settings.

Adding Featured Image

A featured image (also known as a post thumbnail) is the main article image that represents the content. They’re prominently displayed on your website on single posts, blog archive pages, as well as on the homepage of news, magazine, and blog websites.

Almost all WordPress themes support the featured image functionality. You will find the option to add a featured image to your post in the right column under the Document settings.

Simply click on the ‘Set featured image’ button and then select or upload the image you want to be used as the featured image.

You mustn't confuse featured images with cover images, which is a different feature. 

Adding Excerpts (Article Summary)

Excerpts are the summary of a blog post or article. Most WordPress themes can automatically generate the excerpt from the first few lines of your post.

However, this automatic excerpt may not always be meaningful or catchy. In that case, you may want to manually add an excerpt.

You can do so by adding it in the excerpt box located under the document settings column on the right.

Changing Post URL Slug or Permalink

By default, WordPress uses SEO-friendly URLs for your blog posts. It automatically uses your post’s title as the permalink.

However, some users may want to change it to be more SEO and user-friendly. There are two ways to do that.

You can click on the post title, and you’ll notice the option to change the permalink above the title field. Alternatively, you can change it from the Permalink tab under the document settings column.

Changing Author

If you run a multi-author WordPress site, then you can also change a post’s author and assign it to a different author on your website.

You will find the option to change the author under the ‘Post Format’ tab in the right column.

Publishing Options

The default WordPress edit screen is divided into two columns. The left column is where you write content, and the right column has all post settings including publishing options.

Let’s take a look at publishing options in the right column.

1. Save Draft link allows you to quickly save changes you made to a WordPress post. The editor will also automatically save your changes as you write.

2. The preview button will open a live preview of your post or page in a new browser tab.

3. Once you are done editing your post, you can click on the Publish button to make your post go live.

4. WordPress gives you a few options to control the visibility of your post. The default option is ‘Public’ but clicking on it will show you options to make a post private or password protected.

5. WordPress also allows you to control when a post is published. The default option is to publish immediately, but you can also schedule your posts to publish later or even select a past date.

6. Checking the box next to ‘Stick to top of the blog’ will make a post sticky or featured. This makes the specific post appear on top of other posts. 

7. Pending review option will add a custom status next to your post as ‘Pending review’. This feature is particularly helpful on multi-author blogs where contributors can just save posts and not publish them.

8. If you want to delete a post, then you can click on the ‘Move to trash’ button. WordPress will send the post to the trash. Deleted posts will remain in the trash folder for up to 30 days. After that, they will be deleted permanently.

Undo and redo buttons

Finally, you have the add block button which allows you to insert blocks into the post editor.