Parts of the Add New Post and Edit Post screen

Parts of the Add New Post and Edit Post screen

The Add New Post and Edit Post screens will look similar (at first glance) to the Add New Page and Edit Page screen when you first open them, but there are some important differences. First, let’s start with the similarities. Adding media and content to both posts and pages is universal. You will see that all of the icons in the toolbar look the same because they preform the same functions.

Excerpt

Here you can manually write a summary of your post to appear in the RSS Feed.

Here you can manually write a summary of your post to appear in the RSS Feed.

You are able to manually choose an excerpt or summary of your post to appear on your blog homepage under Recent News by typing it in the Excerpt box.

When you choose a specific excerpt for your post, it will appear on the homepage of your blog under Recent News. If you do not choose an excerpt, WordPress will choose its own teaser to show up here.

When you choose a specific excerpt for your post, it will appear on the homepage of your blog under Recent News. If you do not choose an excerpt, WordPress will choose its own teaser to show up here.

Send Track Backs

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Adding a Trackback to your post is a way to acknowledge any other blogs that you have mentioned.

When you put a Trackback into your post, you a merely giving credit to another blog you have mentioned.

**Note: A Pingback is almost the same thing except it is a mention of a WordPress blog on another WordPress blog. Pingbacks are made automatically.**

Discussion

Here you can choose to allow people to comment on this post and to allow trackbacks and pingbacks to this post.

Here you can choose to allow people to comment on this post and to allow Trackbacks and Pingbacks to this post.

Decide if you would like to allow people to comment on your post. You should almost always allow Trackbacks and Pingbacks, as it is just one more way for people to be linked to your site.

Post Author

Here you can choose the author of the post.

Here you can choose the author of the post.

The Post Author section is especially important for blogs that have more than one person editing and adding content. Here you can select who will appear as the author of the post.

Publish

In the top right column you will find a box entitled Publish. This is where can access all of you post publishing options. It will look like the image below.

In the right column of your screen, the top box is where you can find publishing options.

In the right column of your screen, the top box is where you can find publishing options.

By clicking the three Edit buttons within the Publish box, you can expand your publishing options. Then you can change the status of your post, who will be able to view it, and when you would like it to publish.

After clicking the three Edit buttons, your Publish box will look like this.

After clicking the three Edit buttons, your Publish box will look like this.

Post Tags

Creating tags for posts is very important. It can link posts together and allow viewers to find relevant information. Tags can be both broad or specific, and you can have as many tags as you feel necessary. For more on Post Tags, click here.

In the Post Tags section, you can add new tags to your post as well as choose from tags you have used on other posts.

In the Post Tags section, you can add new tags to your post as well as choose from tags you have used on other posts.

Categories

Here you can designate which category you would like your post to be connected to.

Here you can designate which category you would like your post to be connected to.

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