Welcome to our comprehensive guide for beginners on creating WordPress Pages and Posts. In this guide, we’ll take you through the process step by step. If video is more your thing, you can watch us go through the steps at the bottom of this page. WordPress is a versatile platform that simplifies content creation and publication for your website.
Step 1: Access the “Add New” Screen
- Begin by logging into your WordPress dashboard.
- On the left-hand sidebar, you’ll find two options: “Posts” and “Pages.” This guide primarily focuses on creating a post, but rest assured, the process is quite similar for both posts and pages. Click “Posts” if you intend to create a blog post or “Pages” for a static webpage.
- After making your choice, proceed by clicking on “Add New” to initiate the content creation process.
Step 2: Introduction to the Gutenberg Editor
- Upon entering the “Add New” screen, you will find yourself in the Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg, often referred to as the “Gut” editor in the video transcript, is WordPress’s default block editor that facilitates content creation through the use of blocks.
Step 3: Add a Title
- The first essential task is to insert a title for your page or post. The title is a pivotal component of your content and cannot be removed, unlike other blocks. Click on the area labeled “Add title” and proceed to type in your chosen title.
Step 4: Insert Content
- Once your title is in place, you can start adding content to your page or post.
- A default block is automatically generated for you. Click within the block to begin entering your content. Text, images, videos, and other elements can be added by clicking the “+” button, which allows you to insert a new block.
Step 5: Utilize the Classic Editor (Optional)
- If you prefer the traditional content editor from earlier versions of WordPress, you have the option to switch to it. To do so, click on the block options (the three dots in the top-right corner of the block) and select “Classic.”
- This transition will shift your editor to the classic format, providing a more conventional content creation experience.
Step 6: Convert to Blocks (If Required)
- If you initially started with the classic editor but later decide to switch to the block editor, you can easily convert your content. Click on the block options once more and select “Convert to Blocks.”
- WordPress will automatically reformat your content into blocks, making it easier to work with.
Step 7: Preview Your Content
- After completing your content creation, it’s prudent to preview how your post or page will appear on your website.
- Click the “Preview” button to view a live preview of your content. Ensure that everything appears as intended.
Step 8: Save Your Work
- If you’re not yet prepared to publish your post or page, remember to save your work as a draft. Click “Save Draft” to save your progress, with the flexibility to return and make further edits later.
Step 9: Publish Your Content
- When you’re satisfied with your post or page and ready to make it visible on your website, click the “Publish” button.
- Additionally, you can set the publication date and time if you want your content to go live at a specific future date.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a WordPress Page or Post using the Gutenberg editor. WordPress offers a user-friendly platform for content creation, and now you have the fundamentals to kickstart your website or blog.