How to Add Posts

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Create New Post

The “posts” feature creates a web page with special attributes that allow for organizing and archiving pages. A template has been designed to uniformly display your posts. All you need to do is add a “featured image” and text.

On your website, the posts are displayed on your “NEWS” page and also the most recent news items can be found on the home page. Any news or announcements you would like to publish on your website should be added as a “post”.

Here’s how to do it:

**From the menu on the left, select Posts>Add New.

On the next screen you will add your image and text.

Add a Title.

At the top of the page, enter a title for your post.

Add a featured image.

The featured image will be displayed as a banner at the top of the page. Add this now. It’s easy to forget once you start adding content.

Add text and content

Below the Title you can begin entering the text for your post.

You can add an image or other formatting options by clicking the “plus sign” at the top or on the side of the page. (side is easier). Each time you hit “Enter” will create a new “block”.

When done with content, there are a few things to check before publishing.

Go to the “Post” tab at the top of the side panel menu.

You can set a future date to publish the post by clicking the “Immediately” link. This will open a calendar where you can set a future time and date for your post to “go live”, or be published.

If you want a post to always be visible, click the checkbox for “Stick to the top of blog”. This will override the default ordering of posts by most recent date.

Confirm that you have selected the correct author.

Be sure to select one or more categories.

This will help with sorting and also Google searches. You can “Add New Category” as needed.

Again, confirm that you have set a “Featured image”.

You may now click the blue “Publish” button at the top.

Congratulations! You have a new post LIVE on the website!

Editor

The new WordPress editor, known as “Gutenberg”, is called a block editor because the post or page is composed of “blocks”. Each block represents a distinct set of code. Each block is intended to be an easy way for the user to insert code or formatting, i.e. image, video, heading, list, table, quote, etc.

When you click on a “block” there will be a toolbar with various options for editing. More settings are available in the side panel menu. You may need to click the tab “block” next to “post” at the top of the side panel menu.

Try playing around with the “Cover” block to see how things work.

For more details see the WordPress intro to the Block Editor here.

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