Written by Chris Walker
Creating a post is the first thing everybody learns to do in WordPress.
WordPress was originally a blogging software. A blog is where you keep an online “web log” like a daily journal. Even though WordPress is used for more than just blogging, creating a post is still very important to WordPress sites. These posts combine to form the greater WordPress blog. (Technically, this is a post you are reading right now.)
WordPress is a content management system (CMS). It used to be that you’d find a template that you liked then have to hack your way through HTML and CSS to get your text on the page. Well, this doesn’t happen with Content Management Systems. You find a theme that you like. (There are millions available for free.) Then you focus on creating the content of your website. Creating new posts or pages becomes as easy creating a new Microsoft Word document. Yes, there are pages. It doesn’t all have to be blogging software. That’s another video tutorial.
This goes over the basics of WordPress blog posts. It talks a little about SEO, sticky posts, and the fields you NEED to fill out. The most important ones are the title, the permalink, and of course, the content itself. You can delete posts, recover posts, and delete them again. If you choose the option to delete posts permanently, they are never coming back. So use this option with caution.
WordPress makes your websites so easy to make that your grandmother could do it. It’s so awesome that it runs about 20 percent of the web. I’m such a big fan of WordPress that I’ll talk to just about anybody about it.
I’m going to be making more videos about learning WordPress, I hope you enjoy them.
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