How To Use WordPress – Basics

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) used to help one build a website or blog without prior web development experience. In this post, we will learn how to do basic things in WordPress, including Writing and Publishing a Post, Use Different WordPress layouts, and Add and Style Images.

Note: we will be using the WordPress block editor as oppose to the classic editor. Read more about the differences between the two here.

Write and Publish a Post

  1. In WordPress, create a new post.
  2. Give your post a title.
  3. Put some text content in the post body by simply start typing.
  4. If you want to Preview the post to see how it will look live, click Preview. Keep in mind that the published post might not look exactly the same as how it looks in the block editor, so you might want to use this option. If you’re concern about the site’s responsiveness, Preview has the option for you to view the post in various screen-widths as well.

  5. There are other metadata options about the post that you might want to explore. These are located in the right sidebar, under the Document tab.
  6. You can also set the post to Private (only visible to the site’s editors), or Password Protected, by choosing the desired option under Visibility.
  7. You can also schedule a publish time / date by clicking on Publish.
  8. Once you’re ready, hit Publish.
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