Writing & Editing


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

If you’d like to have your posts listed from oldest to newest, you can change the default order to list posts chronologically using these instructions.

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Publish a New Post
Publish Posts from My Site
Publish Posts by Email
The WP Admin Dashboard

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

Publish a New Post

There are several ways to publish new posts. Watch the video below for a quick overview of how it works, and read below for more examples and settings.

Write from WordPress.com Toolbar

The easiest way is with the Write button on the right side of the toolbar (it appears at the top of your screen when you’re logged in to WordPress.com).

Posts - Write Post
Click Write in your WordPress Toolbar to start writing a new post

If you have more than one blog or site, you’ll have the option to select which site you want to create a post for.

Posts - Select Site
Select the blog you want to write a new post for.

If you click Write from the WordPress.com toolbar that appears (only for you) at the top of your site, or from WP Admin, you will be taken directly to the editor for that specific site.

Next, you will be in your WordPress Editor, where you can write the content you want to show on your new post.

Post - Create Post
Create your new blog post in the WordPress Editor

When you’re done, click the Publish button to publish your new blog post.

Post - Publish Post
Publish your new blog post

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Publish Posts from My Site

Under My Site click the Add button next to Blog Posts. This will take you to the WordPress Editor where you can add your content before publishing your new blog post.

Post - Add Post from My Site
My Site → Add Blog Post

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Publish Posts by Email

Write your post as an email and publish it on your blog via the Post by Email feature.


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