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Picks Content: Posts

This article covers basic use of the standard Post in WordPress. Check out the following video walkthroughs for a visual supplement to these detailed steps.

Before you add posts, it is a good idea to plan out your content structure. Posts may be divided into several topics, such as News, Lifestyle, Interviews and so on. View your theme demo to see how we use categories in your theme.

Setup Categories

  1. Click on PostsCategories
  2. Add a new category to serve as your main News category, then click Add New Category. For example, our demo uses "Latest News."
  3. Repeat to add a category named Featured. You can use the Featured category to hand-pick posts from across multiple categories to display in your widgets.
  4. Add a Sound and Video category to showcase those post types if you plan to use them.
  5. Add more categories as desired, but keep them general to make navigating your content easier.
    • Use Tags in your posts to break the content down into more detailed topics if needed.

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Sub-categories are not shown directly in the archives menu, but can be added to your main navigation menu if desired. This is not required, but is helpful for Search Engine Optimization. Categorizing posts also allows you to display separate blog feed pages for each category, if desired.
Useful information Learn more about Categories here.

Add a Post

  1. Click on PostsAdd New
  2. Add a title and enter your content.
  3. Create an excerpt by either typing some text into the Excerpt field below the post editor.
  4. Click the Set Featured Image link in the post editor sidebar to add a featured image.
    • Tip: If using video Embeds (instead of oEmbed) add a featured image to encourage click-throughs to your main video post
  5. Add any additional content in the options panel, such as links or video
  6. Add some tags
  7. Click Publish

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