How to Create a New Post

WordPress is one of the most popular and powerful platforms for creating websites and blogs. It allows you to easily publish and manage your content, as well as customize your site with themes and plugins.

One of the most basic and essential tasks in WordPress is creating a new post. A post is a piece of content that you can write and share with your audience, such as an article, a news update, a review, or a personal story.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a new post in WordPress using the default editor, as well as how to use categories and tags to organize your posts.

Using the Default Editor

WordPress has a new default editor called Gutenberg, which uses a block-based interface to add and edit content. Blocks are the building blocks of your post, and they can be anything from paragraphs, headings, images, videos, lists, quotes, and more.

To create a new post in WordPress using the default editor, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to Posts > Add New. This will open the default editor where you can start writing your post.
  2. Enter a title for your post in the box at the top that says Add title. This will be the main headline of your post and it should be clear and catchy.
  3. To add content to your post, you need to add blocks. You can do this by clicking on the plus (+) icon in the top left corner of the screen, or by typing / to search and add a block. You can also use the toolbar at the top to add common blocks like paragraph, image, heading, list, and more.
  4. To edit a block, you can use the options in the toolbar or the sidebar. You can also move a block up or down by using the arrows on the left, or drag and drop it to a new position. To delete a block, you can click on the three dots on the right and select Remove block.
  5. To add images to your post, you can use the Image block. You can upload an image from your computer, select an image from your media library, or insert an image from a URL. You can also adjust the size, alignment, and style of your image using the block options.
  6. To preview your post, you can click on the Preview button in the top right corner of the screen. This will open a new tab where you can see how your post will look on your live website.
  7. To publish your post, you can click on the Publish button in the top right corner of the screen. You can also change the visibility, schedule, and permalink of your post by clicking on the settings icon next to the Publish button.

Using Categories and Tags

Categories and tags are two ways to organize your posts in WordPress. They help your readers find the content they are interested in, and they also improve your website’s SEO.

Categories are used for broad grouping of your posts by topic. For example, if you have a travel blog, you might use categories like Asia, Europe, America, and so on. You can also create subcategories for more specific grouping, such as Asia > Japan > Tokyo.

Tags are used for more specific keywords that describe your posts. For example, if you have a post about the best sushi places in Tokyo, you might use tags like sushi, Tokyo, Japan, food, and so on.

To add categories and tags to your posts, follow these steps:

  1. In the default editor, go to the sidebar on the right and open the Categories and Tags tabs. You will see the existing categories and tags that you have created.
  2. To add a new category, you can click on the Add New Category link and enter the name of your category. You can also select a parent category if you want to create a subcategory.
  3. To add a new tag, you can type the name of your tag in the box and press Enter. You can also choose from the most used tags by clicking on the link below the box.
  4. To assign a category or a tag to your post, you can simply check the box next to it. You can also remove a category or a tag by unchecking the box.
  5. To edit or delete a category or a tag, you can go to Posts > Categories or Posts > Tags from your WordPress dashboard. You can also use the TaxoPress plugin to manage your categories and tags more easily.


Creating a new post in WordPress is easy and fun with the default editor and the categories and tags features. You can use them to create engaging and organized content for your website and your audience.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something new. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading!

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