Writing & Editing

Posts »Edit Posts Screen

Note: Some of the instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

To edit your blog’s posts, go to My Site → Blog Posts menu in your homepage.

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You’ll see something like this:

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To edit a post, click its title. To edit, trash, or view a post, click on the options available right under the post:

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Filtering Posts

You can filter the posts by the following categories: Published, Drafts, Scheduled, and Trash. You can also click on the magnifying glass to search for posts. You can also search for posts written by you or by other authors on your site:

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Deleting and Restoring Posts

The Trash feature allows you to remove posts without permanently deleting them right away. Items in your trash folder can be restored or permanently deleted up to 30 days after you trash them. To delete a post, click the trash can icon:

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Right after you’ve clicked the Trash icon, you’ll be able to undo your action:

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To restore a page that you’ve trashed, view your trash by selecting the Trash link near the top of the page. Then, simply click Restore. This will move the page back to your Published list. To permanently delete a page, view your trash by selecting the Trash link near the top of the page and click Delete Permanently on the page you want to permanently delete.

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Quick Edit

Note: The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

The Quick Edit option will appear below a post title when you hover over the title. You can access it by going to Posts → All Posts in the WP Admin dashboard. Quick Edit lets you modify the post details such as title, slug, date, author, password, privacy, categories, tags, comments, status, and sticky.

 

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Bulk Edit

Using the Bulk Actions drop-down menu at the top of the Edit Posts list, you can bulk edit several posts at a time. To do that, select several posts from the list using the checkboxes on the left. Then select Edit from the Bulk Actions drop-down menu and click the Apply button. You will see options that can be applied to all of the selected posts.

Bulk Edit Posts

Note: There currently isn’t a way to bulk edit multiple posts to switch the status from Password Protected to Public.

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Excerpt View

You can show an excerpt of each post in the list by using Excerpt View button above the list.

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When you make the change, a post row will now show some of the content from the post.

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Configuring the Screen

By using the Screen Options pull down at the top right of the screen, you can show/hide the columns displayed on the Edit Posts Screen. See the Screen Options support doc for more information.

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