Writing Posts in the Classic Editor of WordPress is a simple and intuitive process. Here are the key elements to consider:
- When you access the Classic Editor by selecting “Posts” in the WordPress dashboard, you’ll find the “Screen Options” button in the top right corner.
- Clicking on it reveals a dropdown menu that allows you to customize your editing experience.
- Turn on or off specific post fields based on your preferences and requirements.
Post Field Descriptions
- Title: Enter a descriptive and engaging title for your post.
- Content: Utilize the main content area to write the body of your post. To enhance your content, incorporate text, images, videos, and other media elements.
- Categories and Tags: Assign relevant categories and tags to effectively organize and classify your post.
- Featured Image: Set a featured image that represents your post visually.
- Excerpt: Craft a concise summary or teaser for your post.
- Publish: Determine the publication status and schedule for your post.
Best Practices for Posting
- Plan your post: Outline your ideas, structure your content, and ensure a logical flow of information.
- Use headings: Organize your content using heading tags (H1, H2, H3, etc.) to improve readability and SEO optimization.
- Text formatting: Utilize text formatting options (bold, italic, bullet points, etc.) to emphasize important points and enhance readability.
- Media integration: Incorporate images, videos, or audio files to make your post visually appealing and engaging.
- Proofread and preview: Before publishing, proofread your content for grammar and spelling errors. Preview your post to ensure it appears as intended.
Visual Versus Text Editor
- The Classic Editor provides both visual and text editor modes.
- In the visual mode, you can use the formatting toolbar to style your content without dealing with HTML code directly.
- In the text editor mode, you can work with the raw HTML code of your post.
Remember to periodically save your post as a draft and preview it to ensure the formatting is correct before publishing it on your website.