How to Create a Post in WordPress

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a Post in WordPress. Posts are treated much like digital entries into a journal. Posts are displayed in chronological order with the most recent post at the top. Pages and posts are both key components of a WordPress site. For more information, see our full guide that compares WordPress Pages vs Posts.

Creating a WordPress Post

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click the Posts link in the navigation menu.
  3. Click the Add New button on the Posts page.
    Creating a Post in WordPress

  4. Enter a title in the available field. This will display on the top of your Post.
    Entering Post Title in WordPress

  5. Enter your page content in the available field. You can use the Editor to format your text.
    Post Editor

    You can also click the Add Media button to add images, audio, etc.
    WordPress Dashboard Add Media

  6. Once you have entered your information in the Post, click the Publish button. (You can also click Save Draft to save your work without publishing the Post publicly)
    Publishing Post in WordPress

    You are finished when you see a Post published message.

Congratulations, now you know how to create a Post in WordPress. In our next tutorial, we will show you how to create a Page in WordPress.

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John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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5 thoughts on “How to Create a Post in WordPress

  1. An article on how to add the last entry as a code to your website would be useful. Not with a block or widget, but with code.

    1. Hello,

      The best way to do this would be to use the “Classic Editor” plugin to enable “Text View” in the default WordPress editor. This will allow you to write posts or pages as code.

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