Introduction to Posts

What is a Post? #

A post is the first type of content that can be created on the website. The way that a Post is created, applies in theory for Posts, Pages, Staff and EduResources. All these content types are built around the principles of creating a new Post. Specifically to the LRS Website, Posts are used to create ‘News’ or ‘Announcement’ content for the website. This means that whenever a Post is created on Limbrecon.com, it will appear on both the main page of the website (in the News/Announcements block, and also via the ‘News’ page. Posts will be listed here with the latest showing at the top of the page. Consider a Post to be the same as News or Announcements. Pages are typically thought of as ‘quick-reads’. You wouldn’t for example post a long-form article in a Post, for that you would use a Page.

Basic Steps to Create a New Post: #

  1. Login with your Editor Account Details
    1. Visit https://limbrecon.com/wp-admin
    2. Use your Editor Username
    3. Enter your Editor Password and click on login
  2. From the Dashboard Menu (see Meet Your Dashboard tutorial Meet Your Dashboard), hover your mouse over Posts.
    1. Click ‘Add New’ and the Add a New Post screen will load.
    2. Add a Title to your Post then use the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Editor below to add in your Post content. The WYSIWYG Editor allows you to Style your post like you would in Microsoft Word.
    3. On the right hand side of the page are a series of four blocks. These provide you with options & settings to apply to your Post prior to Publishing it on your Website. Select a suitable Category for your Post.
    4. Add some Tags to your post. Tags are keywords which can aid when people are searching for content on the website. Tags are entered seperated with commas (Eg. Dashboard,WordPress,Limbrecon.com,Post) and so on.
    5. Set a Featured Image for your Post. Featured Image is the large image that shows next to your post on News or Announcement Listings. These are added by Uploading images to the Media Library.
    6. Finally when you are ready to Publish your Post, click Publish (the Blue button on the Publish Block). This function will make your Post appear live on the Frontend of your Website.

Basic Steps to View all Posts (in the Admin Dashboard):

  1. You need to be logged in as an Editor to perform this task, if you have just followed Basic Steps to Create a New Post, you should already be logged in, however if not, follow the instructions in Step 1 above.
  2. From the Dashboard Menu (see Meet Your Dashboard tutorial Meet Your Dashboard), hover your mouse over Posts.
    1. Click ‘All Posts’ and the Posts screen will load. This screen lets you see a list of your posts. From here you can choose to Edit, Delete, View or Duplicate your Post. This screen will also show you if a Post is Published or saved as a draft. You can also quickly change the status of a post from here also.
    2. To access the Edit, Delete, View, Duplicate or Quick-Edit functions, all you have to do is to hover your mouse over the Post you are interested in changing and a submenu will appear. Select the option you want from the menu by clicking on it once. If it makes things easier, you can open any of these links in a new Browser Tab. To do so, right-click on any of the submenu links and select ‘Open in New Tab’ or if you click with your middle-mouse button (scrollwheel), this will automatically load the submenu link in a new tab. That way you can easily return to the Posts screen in the case of editing more than one Post.

Editing a Post: #

  1. You need to be logged in as an Editor to perform this task, if you have just followed Basic Steps to Create a New Post, you should already be logged in, however if not, follow the instructions in Step 1 above.
  2. From the Dashboard Menu (see Meet Your Dashboard tutorial Meet Your Dashboard), hover your mouse over Posts.
    1. Click ‘All Posts’ and the Posts screen will load. If you recall this is the page where if you hover your mouse over the post you wish to change, you will see a submenu of options for that Post. This is what we are interested in now.
    2. To Edit a post, simply place your mouse on the ‘Edit (Classic Editor)’ link and click to open the Post in the Editor. The post will re-open into the editor you used to create the post, and you will be able to edit, adjust, remove or add to your Post as required. You can even change the Featured image if you so wish.
    3. Under the Title of the Post is something called the Permalink (or sometimes the slug). This is the physical address of the Post you are creating. You will notice that most of the address of the post is not editable, but there is an edit button next to it. This allows you to edit the Permalink. Typically WordPress will automatically create this Permalink for you when you enter a Title in the Title box. The only time the Permalink doesn’t change automatically is when you are returning to a previously published Post to edit it. In this case, click the Edit button and change the Permalink manually. It will save when you Publish (or Update) the Post.
    4. Once you are done Editing your Post, you will need to click the Blue Button on the Publish block on the right side of the page. This will no longer say ‘Publish’, instead it will read ‘Update’. Clicking this will save your changes and update the page on the Frontend of the Website.

Deleting a Post: #

  1. You need to be logged in as an Editor to perform this task, if you have just followed Basic Steps to Create a New Post, you should already be logged in, however if not, follow the instructions in Step 1 above.
  2. From the Dashboard Menu (see Meet Your Dashboard tutorial Meet Your Dashboard), hover your mouse over Posts.
    1. Click ‘All Posts’ and the Posts screen will load. If you recall this is the page where if you hover your mouse over the post you wish to change, you will see a submenu of options for that Post. This is what we are interested in now.
    2. To Delete a Post, simply place your mouse on the ‘Bin’ link and click. The post will then be sent to the Bin. Think of ‘the Bin’ as a Recycle Bin. The post will move from the list of Draft & Published posts, and can be found in the Bin, but the Post won’t be completely removed from your website, so it is possible to restore posts from the Bin.

Viewing a Post: #

  1. You need to be logged in as an Editor to perform this task, if you have just followed Basic Steps to Create a New Post, you should already be logged in, however if not, follow the instructions in Step 1 above.
  2. From the Dashboard Menu (see Meet Your Dashboard tutorial Meet Your Dashboard), hover your mouse over Posts.
    1. Click ‘All Posts’ and the Posts screen will load. If you recall this is the page where if you hover your mouse over the post you wish to change, you will see a submenu of options for that Post. This is what we are interested in now.
    2. To View a Post, simply place your mouse on the ‘View@ link and click. The Post will open up in the same window you are currently in. This is why its generally best practice to click ‘View’ with your middle mouse button to force the Post to display in a new browser tab. Right-clicking can also give you options to do this.

Duplicating a Post: #

  1. You need to be logged in as an Editor to perform this task, if you have just followed Basic Steps to Create a New Post, you should already be logged in, however if not, follow the instructions in Step 1 above.
  2. From the Dashboard Menu (see Meet Your Dashboard tutorial Meet Your Dashboard), hover your mouse over Posts.
    1. Click ‘All Posts’ and the Posts screen will load. If you recall this is the page where if you hover your mouse over the post you wish to change, you will see a submenu of options for that Post. This is what we are interested in now.
    2. To Duplicate a Post, simply place your mouse on the ‘Duplicate this’ link and click. The screen will refresh and you will notice you have two of the same post titles, except one will have a suffix of ‘–Copy’. This is the duplicated Post. You can now follow the instructions above and ‘Edit’ this Post. While doing so, remembering to change the Title and (best practice) is to change the Permalink too.

Quick-Editing a Post: #

  1. You need to be logged in as an Editor to perform this task, if you have just followed Basic Steps to Create a New Post, you should already be logged in, however if not, follow the instructions in Step 1 above.
  2. From the Dashboard Menu (see Meet Your Dashboard tutorial Meet Your Dashboard), hover your mouse over Posts.
    1. Click ‘All Posts’ and the Posts screen will load. If you recall this is the page where if you hover your mouse over the post you wish to change, you will see a submenu of options for that Post. This is what we are interested in now.
    2. To Quick-Edit a Post, simply place your mouse on the ‘Quick-Edit’ link and Click. You will notice a smaller editing window will appear. This allows you to make quick edits to your Post’s settings, but does not allow you to edit the actual content of your Post. You can change the Post Title or Permalink (slug – See above), the Date the Post was Published (and time), the Author, set the Categories and Tags for the Post, and change the Status of the Post from Published to Draft. Once you are done, click the Blue Update button to save your changes.

Restoring or Deleting a Post from the Bin: #

  1. You need to be logged in as an Editor to perform this task, if you have just followed Basic Steps to Create a New Post, you should already be logged in, however if not, follow the instructions in Step 1 above.
  2. From the Dashboard Menu (see Meet Your Dashboard tutorial Meet Your Dashboard), hover your mouse over Posts.
    1. Click ‘All Posts’ and the Posts screen will load. If you recall this is the page where if you hover your mouse over the post you wish to change, you will see a submenu of options for that Post. This is what we are interested in now.
    2. At the top of the screen you will notice there are three links ‘All’, ‘Published’ and ‘Bin’. Place your mouse on ‘Bin’ and click to select the Bin. Here you will see Posts which have been ‘Deleted’.
    3. To Restore a post, hover your mouse over the post in question and click on the ‘Restore’ link. The screen will reload.
    4. Hover over the Posts link in the menu on the left and again click on ‘All Posts’ to again load the all posts screen. You should now see your recovered Post back in your list of Posts.
    5. To Delete a Post from the Bin (to remove it permanently from the website), hover over the Post again and this time place your mouse on the ‘Delete Permanently’ link and click to select. The screen will reload and the Post will have been deleted. This is no way to rescue this post once it has been Permanently Deleted.

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