1. Create a New Post
  2. Edit a Post
  3. Delete a Post
  4. Save, Schedule, and Publish a Post
  5. Use Categories and Tags
  6. Pull Posts onto a Page

Posts contain chronologically arranged information (news reports, event results, blog entries etc). The structure is defined by categories and tags which aid navigation and search results. In the post creation area you’ll find most of the same options as in the page creation area.

Create a New Post

There are two main ways you can create a new post; from the dashboard navigation area or through the Admin Bar that is accessible while browsing the front-facing side of the website.

To create a new post from the dashboard navigation:

  1. From the Main Navigation Panel, hover over Posts and click Add New.
  2. From the All Posts menu, click Add New at the top of the page.

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To create a new post using the front-facing admin bar:

  1. While browsing the front end of the website, move your mouse over the + New option in the admin bar.
  2. From the expanded menu, click Post.

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Edit a Post

Editing content on your site can be done in several ways. The are as follows:

Edit While Posting

  1. While browsing your site, navigate to the post you wish to edit.
  2. Using the Admin Bar, click the Edit Page button.

From the Dashboard

  1. Click Posts from dashboard navigation and a list of existing posts will load.
  2. If you know the name of the post you wish to edit, use the Search option in the upper right area.
  3. If you don’t know the post name, scroll down through the list of posts to locate it.
  4. Click on the title of the post you wish to edit, it will then be loaded in the content editor.

Delete a Post

There are two ways to delete a post from a site; from the Edit Post screen and from the Publish Module.

To delete a post from the Edit Posts screen:

  1. Click Posts from the Main Navigation Panel and a list of existing posts will load.
  2. Scroll down through the list of posts and locate the one to delete.
  3. Hover your cursor over the post name and click Trash which will appear underneath the post name.

To delete a post from the Publish Module:

  1. Open the post you would like to delete.
  2. From the Publish Module click on the red Move to trash link.
  3. Click OK to confirm.

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To delete several posts at once:

  1. Click Posts from the Main Navigation Panel and a list of existing posts will load.
  2. Check the boxes next to the names of the posts you would like to delete.
  3. From the Bulk Actions drop down menu at the top of the list, select Delete.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Click OK to confirm.

Save, Schedule, and Publish a Post

Saving your post as a draft gives you the option of opening it up at a later date and continuing to create content without the post being visible on the site. Publishing your post makes it immediately visible on the live site.

To save your post in draft form:

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  2. From the Publish Module, click Save Draft.
  3. Click Preview to view your saved draft.
  4. Even though you can view this draft, it is not visible on the live site until you publish it.

To return to a saved draft:

  1. Click Posts in the Main Navigation Panel.
  2. At the top of the list, you will see a filter for Drafts.
  3. Click on drafts and enter the post name into the search bar, or scroll through the list to find your post.

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To publish a post:

  1. From the Publish Module, click Publish.

To set publishing dates or schedules:

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  2. Click the Edit link located next to ‘Published on:’.
  3. From the drop down menu select the month, insert the date, year and the time you would like the post to go live.
  4. Click OK. (The Publish button will change to a Schedule button).
  5. Click Schedule to set the new content to go-live on the specified date.

You may continue to edit or add content to this post before it goes live without affecting the schedule.

To change the schedule to another date and time:

  1. From the Publish Module, click Edit.
  2. Change the date and time.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click Update Post.

Use Categories and Tags

Categories

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Categories group posts into general topics. Readers can browse specific categories to see all posts that contain similarly related content. Categories are required for posts. Each site has a default category that gets applied to a post should you forget to create or attach one.

You can place a post under more than one category.

In these examples, we’ll be pulling all research posts into areas of the website.

To put your post into a category:

Click the check box next to the category (or categories) you would like your post to appear under.

To add a new category:

  1. Open a post.
  2. Click Add a New Category from the categories module.
  3. Type the name of the category into the text box.
  4. Select the parent category to place it in a hierarchy. If it is top level, keep the tab at Parent category.
  5. Click Add.

To grab the category ID:

  1. Hover over Posts in the left-hand navigation and click Categories.
  2. A list of categories will show, with the ID of the category in the fall right column (as shown below).

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To include/exclude specific categories on your Homepage news feed:

  1. Edit your homepage.
  2. Under Homepage Content click “Add Item” (i.e.: a News Listing).
  3. Click on News Listing to expand the drop-down menu for more options.
  4. Under News Type you can select certain categories that you would like featured on your homepage. By default all news categories will appear.
  5. Select which categories you would like to appear on your homepage from the list
  6. Save and update the page.

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Tags

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Tags refer to micro-categories for your news posts. Posts with similar tags are linked together when a user clicks one of the tags. Tags are not mandatory.

To create a tag:

  1. Type the tag word into the text field and click Add.

Once you begin adding tags, WordPress automatically archives these tags, and you may choose from the most popular.

You can easily list blog posts or news items on any page or post. Use shortcodes to create stand alone listing pages or add listings to the bottom of a page.

Pull Posts onto a Page

  1. Add/Edit the page on which you would like to list news.
  2. Click Add Post Element located above the Content Editor.
  3. Click the List News icon.
  4. Select which categories you would like to have placed on this particular page (optional).
  5. Click Insert Element.
  6. Publish or Update the page.

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