Tutorial Details
Subject: WordPress
Difficulty: Beginner
Published: February 13, 2014

In this guide we will introduce you to WordPress posts. We will show you how created posts will appear within WordPress and the options you have to edit, delete and create new posts.

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Within the main posts section and below the Add New button you will find further options, select the Bulk Actions tab and you will find two options labeled ‘Edit’ and ‘Move to Trash’. You will need to tick the small box to the left of a post in order to apply any bulk actions. Once a post has been ticked, select a bulk option and then click Apply.

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Those are just some of the key areas that will help you within the posts section. In the main posts area simply select the Add New button located towards the top left corner to create a new post.

You will now be presented with a blank post template. Simply fill in all of the fields with the required content and choose the relevant settings, once all of that is complete you can select the publish button.

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As you can see we have filled out the post template with a basic format for you to follow when you come to creating yours. Please read the content that we have placed within the post fields, as this should make it self-explanatory as to what content should go where.

Above the content area where you place the body of your content you should see various formatting options and buttons. If you use text editing software such as Microsoft Word then most of these icons should be fairly self-explanatory. We have created a table below just incase you are uncertain as to what any of those icons enable you to do.

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Categories

Categories can help you organise all of your content. There are two key benefits to organising and categorising your content with categories.

1. Website users can source all of the content in a specific category quickly and easily.
2. Managing your websites content becomes far easier. Categories might not seem that important when you only have 3 or 4 posts, but once your website grows you will soon see that everything can become unorganized and challenging to manage.

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Simply fill out the fields to create a category of your own. Most of the fields should be fairly self-explanatory. The slug is simply the text that follows the forward slash of your web address: www.example.com/this-is-the-slug. You can leave it blank and it will default to the category name.

Tags

Tags are similar to categories however they are designed to be used as a more descriptive form of labeling and organising posts. Categories should be broad topics containing posts all of a similar nature, whilst tags describe each post in further detail.

For instance, you might place two posts under the same category of ‘trainers’ but you would then use tags to describe those posts in further detail. For instance if one post was a review of Nike trainers and the other post about Adidas then you would tag the posts accordingly as you can see below.

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As you can see below, it’s just as easy to create a tag, as it is to create a new category. As before, simply fill out the appropriate fields. The examples we created should help you follow a structure.

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