The WordPress Posts Menu

Most blogs concentrate their content in the form of posts -- pieces of content arranged in reverse-chronological order. If you're writing a traditional blog, you'll spend a lot of time in the Posts area of the WordPress administration screen.

All Posts

The All Posts view is the default view when you click on the Posts menu. In this view, you'll see posts listed in reverse chronological order. Unpublished posts ("drafts") and published posts will appear in the same list.

-Click on Add New to quickly jump into an editor and write a brand new post

-Click on All to see all posts in a list

-Click on Mine to see all posts written by your user

-Click on Published to filter the list just to show live posts

-Click on Drafts to filter the list just to show unpublished posts

-Click on the dropdowns to filter by a month or a particular category

-Search your posts by title, content, author, category, or tag


There are also many interactive elements in the list itself:

-Click on a post name to edit it

-Click on an author name to view posts by that author

-Click on a category or tag to see posts with that category or tag

-Click on the red badge of the comment icon to moderate an unmoderated comment

Add New Post

Clicking on "Add New", whether in the Posts menu or from another screen within the administration screen, takes you to the Add New Post interface. Here you'll be able to write, edit, preview, save, and publish new posts.


Here you'll be able to view all of your categories, create new categories, and change the names of existing categories. Choose your category names wisely! The category names affect the URLs for your posts. If you change category names later, you might mess up links to your posts, both from within your site and for people who have you bookmarked.


Here you'll be able to view all of your tags, create new tags, and change the names of existing tags.

Updated on May 11, 2018

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