How to Create and Edit Pages and Posts in WordPress

Pages and posts are essential, foundational elements for all WordPress websites. No matter the purpose of your website, you will have pages, posts, or both for your site to function properly. There are a few differences between pages and posts, but creating and editing them is pretty much the same.  Keep in mind that when you edit or create pages and posts, you are also making changes to your WordPress site.

Continue reading to learn how to create and edit pages and posts in WordPress:

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How to Create a WordPress Page or Post

Watch our quick video tutorials to learn how to create a post or page in WordPress.

  1. Log into your WordPress site
  2. In the left-hand menu, hover your cursor over Pages and select Add New. To create a Post, choose Posts instead. 
  3. You will be placed into the Page/Post Editor. The new editor (Gutenberg) now uses a block system and replaces the classic editor as of WordPress version 5.0. To start your new page, click on the title field and give your page a title.
  4. Next, click in the body area (under the title) and start adding the content for your page. You can click on the circled plus signs to select different block types.
  5. Then click Save Draft to save your work, Preview to see how it will look on your website, or Publish to push the content live.

Learn how to copy a page or post to quickly create new pages and posts in the future!

How to Edit a WordPress Page or Post

  1. Log into your WordPress Website
  2. On the menu bar to the left, click on Pages or Posts.
  3. You should now be prompted with a list of existing pages. To edit one of them, simply click on the name of that page.
  4. Edit the content, then click Update to save and publish the changes.

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7 thoughts on “How to Create and Edit Pages and Posts in WordPress

  1. I get to a strange page when I hit edit. It is an edit page but it has boxes that say things like “Main Slider” and “proud partners” but doesn’t exactly give the text I need to edit. When I click on these things its even MORE confusing. I just want to see the text I have there and edit it and this just doesn’t happen

    1. Hello, are you using any type of builder or addon for WordPress? If so, which one? We’ll see if we can guide you through to a place you can change that text. What you’ve described almost sounds like some filler text added by a builder.

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