Posts are what make your blog a blog — they’re servings of content that are listed in reverse chronological order on your blog’s front page.

Posts are always associated with a date. Sometimes, posts are confused with pages. See Post vs. Page for an explanation of the differences.

Publish a New Post Publish a New Post

There are several ways to publish new posts. The easiest way is with the + New button on the toolbar (it appears at the top of your screen when you’re logged in to your WordPress website).

Simply hover over + New  and the menu will slide down from the top of the screen:

the +new menu

Clicking on + New will take you to the Add New Post screen.

If you are on the WordPress Admin Screens you can also visit Posts > Add New on your sidebar to add a new Post.

the posts menu on the WordPress admin screens with Add New highlighted

The post editing screen is where you’ll be doing most of your blogging. If you’re writing a post and you’d like to format the text, click the kitchen sink icon to enable additional text formatting options:

When you’ve written your Post, hit Publish.

the publish meta box

As well as writing and editing posts, you can:

  • Preview posts before publishing them
  • Schedule posts to publish at a later time
  • Add categories and tags
  • Assign a post format (Theme dependent)
  • Add a Featured Image (Theme dependent)

You can also access the post editing screen from Posts > All Posts.

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Editing Your Posts Editing Your Posts

To edit or delete a post (whether it’s a draft or has already been published), go to Posts > All Posts in your dashboard:

Here you’ll see a list of all of your posts. Click Edit under the name of a post to be taken to the post edit screen, where you can make changes. To delete a post, click Trash.

See our documentation on the New Posts Screen for more details.

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Other Posting Methods Other Posting Methods

There are some other methods for posting to your blog. You can read more about these in the WordPress Codex. These are:

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Video Video

Watch the “Writing and publishing a post” video from

Watch the “Saving and returning to draft posts & pages” video from