After installing WordPress in your WebHost and doing a couple of basic things to set it up, you are ready to create content. One of the primary ways to create and share content for your visitors is with the help of posts. These are the articles that you see on every blog site. They can contain text, images, and links, can be grouped into categories and tags, and also can be discussed on with the help of the commenting feature.

To create posts in WordPress:

Add New Post in WordPress

You will be taken to the Add New Post page. It is from this area that you compose your post and add everything into it. You can see different text boxes, check boxes and buttons to create and publish your blog post.

Here are the important ones‍:

Screen Options in WordPress

There are other additional options for the posts. If you do not see any one of the above-mentioned options, you can click on the Screen Options link on the top right. It will bring up settings that you can activate in the post compose area by checking the check boxes.

The other options not mentioned above are:

The other options Layout and Additional settings that you see in Screen Options are related to the display elements. There might be additional options based on the plugins that you have installed.

To edit posts in WordPress:

Editing Posts in WordPress

You will be redirected to the post edit page. It is the same one as the post compose page but it already contains all the text, media and other information that you have entered before. You can change anything and remove any elements that you see not fitting. All the options available in it are the same that you see while composing a post and they have been mentioned before. Once you are done with updating the post, you will want to press the Update button to save the changes.

Also, in the Posts > All Posts page, you will see a Quick Edit link right next to the Edit link as you hover over the row. This feature allows you to quickly change the title, slug, date, category, and tags. It also allows you to password protect them or make the posts private. There is also a feature to disable/enable comments, pingbacks and change the post status to sticky it or turn it back to published, pending review or draft status.

The Quick Edit feature can also be used in bulk editing. Activate the checkboxes right next to multiple posts that you want to edit. Click on the Bulk Actions dropdown and choose the Edit option and then click the Apply button. You will see that now you are able to do the ‘quick edit’ of multiple posts at the same time.

Finally, use the Trash link or select multiple posts and choose the Move to trash option from the dropdown and click on the Apply button to delete them. They will be moved to the trash from where you can restore them or remove them permanently.

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