Draft, Preview and Publish

To write a post, or to edit a post, first open your dashboard.

The left hand side of the dashboard shows all the tools and functions of your site. Here’s a half-shot of your dashboard zooming in on what’s on the left column

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To write a new post, click on POSTS and choose ADD NEW

This will take you to the writing area.

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Write a title, write the post and choose a category. Click on one of the check boxes to choose one of the categories listed

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The Categories are over on the right hand side. You can scroll down in that little categories window to see all the categories which you have

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Now we’re going to SAVE that post

Over in the right hand side, on top of Categories, is the PUBLISH area.

Click on SAVE DRAFT

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Once it’s saved, click on the PREVIEW button. It’s easier to click on the Preview button over in the Publish area as that will open a preview in a new window, a new tab. After you’ve previewed, you can then close that preview window.

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Now you can edit that post to add stuff, remove stuff, tidy up stuff etc

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SAVE DRAFT

PREVIEW

Happy with the result? PUBLISH

Remember

  • Keep saving – by hitting the SAVE DRAFT button- as you go along
  • Don’t forget to choose a category
  • After a post is published, the blue button will be changed from PUBLISH to UPDATE