Writing & Editing

Posts

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
Write from the Toolbar
Add New Post from My Site
Publishing your Post
Publish Posts by Email
Editing and Updating a Post
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.

Read on to learn more about each option.

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Write from the 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).

Write Post from Toolbar
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.


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Add New Post from My Site

Click My Sites → Site → Posts and then click the Add New Post button on the right side. This will take you to the WordPress Editor where you can add your content before publishing your new blog post.


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Publishing your Post

Once you’ve clicked Write or gone to My Site → Site → PostsAdd New Post, you will be in the 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 by Email

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

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Editing and Updating a Post

You can edit a post that has already been published.

Go to My Site → Site → Posts and click on the title of the post you would like to edit. This will open the post in the WordPress Editor, where you can add or remove content.

A published post will show an Update button where Publish previously was.

Click Update to push your changes live.

Click here to learn more about editing your Post.

Update Post
Click Update to push your post changes live

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