How to add and publish a post in WordPress

Before creating a new blog post in WordPress, it’s essential to understand the difference between pages and posts.

  • Think of pages as static content that won’t change regularly, like a Contact or About page
  • Think of posts like news updates that get added regularly

How to add a post on WordPress

  1. Log in to WordPress via the HostPapa Dashboard.
  2. Go to Posts.
  3. Click on Add New.


4) Enter your post title in the upper field.

5) Enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.

Page attributes

Featured images: Used by some themes to display an image at the top of the page. To add a featured image in the sidebar, click on Set Featured Image.


Tags: Adding tags provides an easy way to group related posts and tell readers what a post is about quickly. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are different from categories in that they are more specific. To add a tag, simply type it into the text area. You can add more than one tag at a time by separating them by commas. You can also choose from the most used tags on your blog by clicking Choose from the most used tags.


Categories: Like tags, categories provide an easy way to group related posts and quickly tell readers what a post is about. Categories are much broader than tags. You can add a category to a post by ticking it or add a new category by clicking Add New Category.


How to publish a post in WordPress

Status: Refers to the publish status: Published, Draft, or Pending Review. Click on the Edit status button in the sidebar and select your desired status to change the status.


Visibility: By changing the visibility, you decide who can see your page. The three options are:

  • Public – anyone can see
  • Private – only you can see
  • Password Protected – anyone who knows the password can see

The default visibility is public. To change the visibility, click on Edit visibility in the side menu and select your desired visibility.


Publish: Decide when you want your page published. Enter a date in the future, or you can even set it to a date in the past. To select the publish date, click on the Edit date button in the sidebar.


 When you’re finished editing your page, click Publish.


When you’re ready, click Publish.

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