How to Edit Your Posts and Pages

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  • Pages are generally reserved for more static content and information, i.e. the About Us page or Contact page. You can designate “Parent” pages and thus create groups of pages and sub-pages. Although pages can have a hierarchy, they cannot be categorized or tagged like posts.
  • Posts are blog entries, a series of articles that are usually listed in reverse chronological order. These are generally news or informational updates. They can be tagged, categorized, and even archived on your site. Posts make up the RSS content of your blog.

Learn to edit posts and pages using the classic block editor or the visual element editor.

Editing Posts

After clicking on the Posts menu option, you’ll see a list of your site’s posts. Hover your cursor over each row, and a few links will appear beneath each Post title:

  • Edit – allows you to edit your Post (same as clicking on the post title)
  • Quick Edit – allows you to edit basic Post information (such as Title, Slug, Date, Author, Categories, Tags, and more)
  • Trash – sends the Post to the Trash (post will be deleted once the Trash is emptied)
  • View – displays the Post (before the post is published, this will say Preview)

Next to each Post title is a checkbox, allowing you to perform an action on multiple items at once, like Edit or Move to Trash.

Do you need a blog? If you need to add any information that gets updated on a regular basis, you would use the blog functionality. The blog might be classified as “Latest News,” “Events,” etc. Blogging and creating new content can help to drive traffic to your website. There are many reasons to start a blog.

Editing Pages

After clicking on the Pages menu option, you’ll see a list of your site’s pages. Similar to the Posts menu, hover your cursor over each row, and a few links will appear beneath each Page title:

  • Edit – allows you to edit your Page (same as clicking on the Page title)
  • Quick Edit – allows you to edit basic Page information (such as Title, Slug, Date, Author, Parent, Order, and more)
  • Trash – sends the Page to the Trash (page will be deleted once the Trash is emptied)
  • View – displays the Page (before the page is published, this will say Preview)

Next to each Page title is a checkbox, allowing you to perform an action on multiple items at once, like Edit or Move to Trash.

 

Last updated: May 2019