Are you trying to generate traffic to your artist website? Creating blog posts will help you to attract your target audience when they are searching for something you have to offer. In this post, I am going to show the WordPress Post options Available on your WordPress site.
WordPress Post Options – Artist Blog Tutorial
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Now that you are convinced blogging will help you grow your art business, let’s go over how to write blog posts on your WordPress site.
First, you will need to log into your WordPress Dashboard.
In this post, I will be talking about how to see all of the posts you have published or saved as drafts. I will also show you how to add, edit, delete, preview and publish posts.
I will cover categories and tags at a different time.
First, let’s talk about how to add new posts.
This can be done by hovering over Post on the left-hand sidebar and click on the Add New link.
Clicking the link will direct you to the Editor Page where you will be able to write a blog post.
The top field is where you will put the title of your blog post.
The next field is where you will type in the content of your post.
After you have finished writing your content will have to click on the Publish button to make your post go live.
You will have a few options to choose from prior to publishing your posts.
If you are not finished with your post you can click on the Save Draft link. This will save your draft without making it live for everyone to view. You can go back to the post later and add more content to it.
It is always a good idea to preview your post before publishing it. The preview option will allow you to see what your readers will see when they land on your post. This can be done by clicking on the Preview link.
You will also have the option to “trash” a post if you decide you do not want to keep it. This option is only available after you have saved a draft of published the post. To delete a post click on the Move to Trash link.
The Status option allows you to change the status of your post to Published, Pending or Reviewer Draft.
You can change the visibility of your posts.
Your options are:
Public – Anyone can see the post.
Private – Only the people you share the link to will be able to see the post.
Password Protected – This works well if you have a membership site.
You can also decide the date and time you want your post to be published.
How To View Your Posts
You can view all of your posts by clicking on the Post link on the left-hand sidebar.
This page will show you all of your posts on your WordPress site.
You have the option to view All Posts, Published Posts, Scheduled Posts, and Drafts.
Simply click on the option you want to research.
How To Edit Your WordPress Posts
You will have the option to Edit, Quick Edit, Trash or View your posts.
These options will be available to you by hovering over the blog post title you want to revise.
By clicking the Edit link you will be able to modify the content and the title of the post. Remember to click Update when you are finished with your changes.
To edit the Title, Slug, Date, and Categories click on the Quick Edit link. You will also be able to edit these sections by clicking on the Edit link.
Take some time to become familiar with your options. You will find that WordPress makes it easy to create posts your audience will enjoy.
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