10. Let's Celebrate!

Nu firar vi!You are a star!

 

5.3 Create Posts with the Gutenberg Block Builder

  • Your progress:

Now, let’s talk about the content structure in WordPress. In WordPress, you have two primary content types: “Pages” and “Posts.” Pages are typically more static and are commonly used for important elements like the home page, about us page, and contact page. Posts, on the other hand, are designed for blog posts or news articles and are well-suited for dynamic and frequently updated content. Within the “Posts” section of the WordPress dashboard, you’ll notice additional taxonomies such as categories and tags that allow for more granular organization.

Here’s a closer look at how they work:

  • Pages: Pages are best suited for static content like the home page, about us, or contact us. These are the foundational, relatively unchanging elements of your site.
  • Posts: Posts, on the other hand, are meant for dynamic and frequently updated content such as blog posts, news articles, and any time-sensitive information.
    – Categories: All posts must belong to at least one category, and a category can be something like “sports,” “news,” “technology,” or any other topic relevant to your website. It’s an effective way for visitors to sort and filter your content based on specific themes or subjects.
    – Tags: Unlike categories, tags are more narrow and specific. These can be used to add extra context to your posts and are typically used for micro-categorization. They are not mandatory, so you can choose to skip tags if they don’t align with your content organization strategy.
  • Uncategorized: By default, WordPress creates the “Uncategorized” category, which doesn’t look very professional. We’ll create our own custom categories to replace this one.

Let’s create two categories, “Case” and “Inspiration.” You can create as many categories as you need to effectively organize your posts.

Before we proceed further, it’s important to note that when you first install WordPress, it includes a sample post called “Hello World.” This is a default post that you can safely delete if you choose to do so.

Next, we’ll work on creating your posts, starting with the title, content, and other attributes like categories and featured images. This will help organize your posts for easy navigation by your visitors.

Now, let’s move forward with creating some posts. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. In the WordPress dashboard, click “Add New.”
  2. Fill in your post’s title and content.
  3. To add images or other media, click the “+” icon on the left to add a block. Then, select “Image” and upload your desired image from the media library.
  4. Assign the post to a category. Remember, each post should belong to at least one category. You can also assign tags if relevant.
  5. Choose a featured image. This is the image that will be displayed in various places on your website, such as your home page, to represent this post.
  6. After making these selections, click “Publish” to make your post live on your website.

Repeat these steps for each of your posts. You can create as many posts as you need to populate your site with content.

Your posts will automatically appear on your home page and other areas of your site, categorized and displayed according to your preferences.

In the next stages of our tutorial, we’ll work on improving the design and layout of your posts, so they are presented beautifully to your visitors. This includes creating grids, lists, sidebars, and other design elements that enhance your users’ experience.

All links, files and code snippets mentioned in the chapter is available below. 

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Victor Duse
Victor Duse was born in Sweden in 1980 and has over 20 years experience of web design, web development and teaching in sectors like media, marketing, energy, industry and the public sector. He's the founder of DiviMundo and the WordPress Agency Duse Media in Malmö, Sweden. Victor is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and he has a soft spot for dark chocolate.

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