The Difference between Posts & Pages
The very first thing you want to know is that there is a difference between your Pages and your Posts. Think of Pages as the place where you place your company information. ie., About Us, Services, Contact Us, etc.
The Posts section is where your blog is at. In this case I use the posts to place all the guides and articles that I write for my readers. You can see below a snapshot of the posts and the pages buttons.
Adding Content to Pages & Posts
Regardless of whether you are adding content to your pages or your posts, it is pretty much the same. There are a few exceptions in posts, but we won’t get into that right now. Click on the “Posts” or “Pages” button on the left menu (you’ll click on whichever you want to add content too).
Step 1: Add New
Step 2: “Enter Title Here”
Depending on what you want to call the page or post you will enter in a title. In this case my title for the post is “How to Add Content to Pages or Posts in WordPress”.
Step 3: The WYSIWYG Bar (What You See Is What You Get)
This is the bar you see right above the text box (the box where you will place content in), most of the time you will need to click on the “Toggle Toolbar” to get the full view. Think of this bar as the same bar you see in a Word document file. It allows you to make things bold, italicized, add links, center, spell check, etc.
Note: Make sure that you have the “Visual” tab clicked on and not the “Text” tab. Unless you know HTML code and want to edit the content in HTML.
Step 4: Add Your Content
Now you can add your content to the text box and format it as you see fit.
Step 5: Saving or Publishing
On the right side of the screen you will see a box that says “Publish”. This magical box will give you different publishing options for your content.
Here are a few of the options you have with your content:
Option 1: If you are not done with the content and you just want to save it then click on the “Save Draft” button.
Option 2: If you want to view the post, then you can click on the “Preview” button.
Option 3: If you want to publish it right away, then click on the “Publish” button.
Option 4: If you want to publish the post for the future, then click on the “Edit” button, next to the “Publish Immediately” and you can select the date and time. Once you’ve changed the time of the post you will click on “Ok” and the blue “Publish” button will change to a “Schedule” button.