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Editing Posts
Filtering Posts
Deleting and Restoring Posts
Quick Edit
Bulk Edit
WP Admin Screen Options

Editing Posts

To edit your site’s posts, go to My Site → Site → Posts.

You’ll see something like this:

To open a post to edit, click on its title. This will open the WordPress editor where you can make changes to the post.

Selecting the ellipses menu (the three vertical dots) will open up more menu options.

  • Edit: Opens the WordPress Editor so you can make changes to the post.
  • View: Lets you see what the post looks like on the live site.
  • Stats: Will take you to the stats page for the individual post.
  • Comments: Brings you to a page where you can manage comments for the post.
  • Share: Lets you share your post to social media accounts connected to your site via Publicize.
  • Copy: Creates a duplicate copy of the post (not available for sites on our Business Plan with plugins installed)
  • Trash: Deletes the post and places it in the Trashed tab.

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Filtering Posts

By using the options at the top of the posts page, you can filter posts in a variety of ways:

  • Selecting either Published, Drafts, Scheduled, or Trashed posts
  • Use the magnifying glass to search for posts by keyword
  • Toggle posts written just by you, or all contributors to your site
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If you have posts that fit multiple categories, you may see these tabs as a dropdown instead:


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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.
  • After 30 days, they are deleted permanently.

To delete a post, click on the ellipses menu on the right, then select Trash.

To restore a page that you’ve trashed, view your trash by selecting Trashed at the top of the page. Select the ellipses menu on the right and select Restore to bring the post back.

Alternatively, select Delete Permanently to completely delete the post. This is permanent and the post cannot be restored after this action is made.


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Quick Edit

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

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)

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

There is no way to bulk edit multiple posts to switch the status from Password Protected to Public.


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WP Admin Screen Options

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)

There are more options in WP-Admin that you can use to change the view of your posts. Select Screen Options in the top right to display a list of settings you can change:

  • Columns: Gives you the option to hide or display specific columns in the posts page within WP-Admin
  • Pagination: Lets you decide how many posts to display on the posts page in WP-Admin
  • View Mode: Lets you select if you want to see a brief excerpt of the post within the posts page in WP-Admin.
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