There is no right or wrong order to writing a post in WordPress, but we’ll start from the top and give you the step-by-step details for filling in each of the blanks on the Write Post panel. [[|right|thumb|WordPress Admin Options Writing Panel]] WordPress has two post editing modes, basic and advanced. Typically, the basic mode is the default for writing new posts, but that can be changed with the When starting a post option in the Writing Options SubPanel of the Options Administration Panel. We will take you first through the basic post screen and then the advanced.
Basic Post Editing Screen
- Your Drafts
- Drafts are posts that have been saved rather than published. If you have posts you have written and saved, thereby creating a Draft, they will be listed above the Write Post title. Click on the title link to open that posts’ Write Post edit screen, edit the post, and when you are ready, click Publish and it will be released to your site and to the world.
- This is where you enter the title of your post. You can use any words or phrases. Avoid using the same title twice as that will cause problems. You can use commas, apostrophes, quotes, hypens/dashes, and other typical symbols in the post like “My Site – Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid”. WordPress will clean it up for the link to the post, called the post-slug.