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http://newtricks.me Beginners to WordPress sometimes miss the valuable role that Posts can play in making a website a Content Management System.

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  • 1. ALL ABOUTPOSTS AND SECRETS OF APAGES CONTENT MANAGEMENT WEBSITE Judi Knight New Tricks
  • 2. HI!
  • 3. I’M JUDI
  • 4. I DESIGN WEBSITESWordPress Web Design &Social Media Marketing “It’s never too late!”
  • 5. I HATED MY OLD STATIC SITE
  • 6. HOW TO MANAGE CONTENT? New project . . . My Old Website Text goes here More Text goes here What Happens to Previous Project? Footerwww.newtricks.me
  • 7. HOW TO MANAGE CONTENT? New project . . . My Old Website Text goes here More Text goes here Previous project trashed Footer 8
  • 8. PAGES AND POSTS ORGANIZE CONTENT Database WordPress Site Blah Blah Blah More Text goes here Footer
  • 9. CONTENT MANAGEMENT Pages or Posts
  • 10. PAGES VS POSTS • Pages: Static Content About, Contact, Services • Posts: Content that gets new entries or regularly updated and that can be Categorized 11www.newtricks.me
  • 11. PAGES • Pages are for static information. An About page is a classic example of a static page. • Pages are not listed by date. • Pages do not use tags or categories. • Pages can be hierarchical. The URL for a page looks like this: http://blogname /page-title/
  • 12. POSTS• Posts can be assigned to categories.• Use Posts when you will have multiples of a type of entry.• Posts appear on the site in reverse chronological order.• Posts can be on the home page in a blog-style site.• The blog page may be on another page on the site.• You can make a sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts.• Posts can be found in the Category Archives.• Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog.• You can control how many posts are displayed on a page of posts.The URL for a post is published like this: http://blogname.com/post-title/
  • 13. BLOG POSTS Articles on your topics Tips and Tutorials Books you recommend Recipes Real Estate Listings Latest News Events Workshops 14www.newtricks.me
  • 14. CUSTOM POST TYPESWhen you have types of entries withspecific data fields to be collected anddisplayed consistently across posts you mayneed Custom Post Types. Example: http://smallhouseguide.com 15
  • 15. HOW TO ADD/EDIT PAGES• Permalinks• WYSIWYG• Visual View• Text View• Save Draft• Preview• Publish• Screen Options• Restore• Page Attributes 16
  • 16. HOW TO ADD/EDIT POSTS• Permalinks• WYSIWYG• Visual View• Text View• Save Draft• Preview• Publish• Post Formats• Categories• Tags• Featured Image• Screen Options• Restore• Page Attributes 17