Posts menu item displays a screen that lists all the posts in a tabular form.

SCREEN OPTIONS

This option provides ways to customize the screen in number of ways.

  1. Hide or display the columns by checking/unchecking the boxes next to the title.
  2. Pagination option allows you to choose the number of posts that you want to display per page.
  3. View mode enables you to choose from list view or excerpt view mode.
APPLY

Once you are finished with choosing the required options click on blue colored apply button to make the changes in the screen.

HELP

Next to screen option is the help tab that provides an overview of the current screen and a brief explanation of management of post.

TABLE OF POSTS

[] : The checkbox is clicked to select more than one posts to perform bulk action.

Title: This is the title of the post displayed as a link. When title is clicked it takes you to the edit post screen. The text below the title of post displays the nature of post i.e if it is a draft, pending or a password protected type.

"ID": This is not displayed as a column of the table. When the mouse hovers over the Post Title, the Post ID is revealed as a part of the URL, displayed in the browser status bar. It is a unique number that is used by WordPress's database to identify the posts.

Author: This column displays the author of the post. It is displayed as a link. By clicking a particular author link, the list of all the posts by the authored user is displayed in the tabular form.

Comment Bubble: It is the column heading. Each post row has this section where the number of comments for the post is displayed. When blue comment bubble is clicked it displays comment screen so that comments can be moderated.

Categories: Displays the categories as a link, assigned to the post in each row. When a category link is clicked it displays the list of all the posts in the table.

Tags: Displays the list of tags as links, related to the posts. When the tag link is clicked the list of related posts displays as a table.

Date: This column displays the "Published" date for each of the post.

SORTABLE COLUMNS

Columns with headings title, comment, and date allow you to sort the table of posts in ascending or descending order. By hovering over the headings, up or down arrows appear. Accordingly, click on the column heading to sort the table post.

PAGE NAVIGATION

Below the screen options, the number of items displayed per post is mentioned. If the posts increase by one page of Posts then two double-arrow boxes (to move to the first and the last page) and two single arrow boxes (to move one page forward or backward) are provided.

SEARCH BOX

In the right side, is a search post box where you can enter a word or series of the word to display all the search results meeting your search word.

FILTERING OPTIONS

At the top, below the add new button, there are links such as All, Mine, Published and Trash, that when clicked displays the posts of that particular type in the table.

OTHER FILTER OPTION

Below the filtering options and to the right of Bulk actions, are one other filter options.

ALL DATES:

This is to filter the post month wise. The drop-down option allows you to choose the posts date wise. The default option is all posts which display all the available posts.

FILTER:

After selecting the option from drop-down, click filter button to apply the required changes.

SELECTIONS

Bulk Action option allows you to chose an option to apply on either number of posts or on all the posts. To perform bulk actions it is important to select the posts first and this can be done in number of ways:

(1) Select one post at a time: This is possible by clicking on the check boxes next to the title of the post.

(2) Select all the post in given table: This can be done by selecting the title in the header or the footer. By unchecking the checkboxes the reverse action will take place.

(3) Reverse Action: The reverse is possible by checking the unchecked or unchecking the checked option.

BULK ACTIONS

This action can be applied to one or more than one post simultaneously. Possible options include:

Edit

Bulk Edit allows the fields Author, Parent, Template, Comments Allowed, Status and Pings Allowed, to be changed for all the selected Posts.

  • Cancel - Click Cancel to cancel and abort the Bulk Edit of these Posts.
  • Update - Click Update to save the Bulk Edits made to these
    Posts.

Move to Trash: It will move all the selected posts to the trash screen.

Clone: This is to create a copy of post that is saved in the draft.

Quick Edit

Quick Edit is an Immediate Action performed on one Post by clicking the Quick Edit link under the Post Title in the Table of Posts. Quick Edit is just an in-line edit that allows you to change the following items--Title, Slug, Date, Author, Password or Private post box, Parent, Order, Template, Allow Comments, Allow Pings, Status.

  • Cancel - Click Cancel to cancel and abort the Edit of this Post.
  • Update - Click Update to save the Edits made to this Post.
Apply

After one or more Posts are selected, and after a Bulk Action is specified, the Apply button performs the given Action on the selected Posts.

  • Apply - Click the Apply button to execute the Bulk Action, specified in the Actions pulldown, on the selected Posts. Remember, prior to executing Actions, one or more Posts must be selected, as described before.

The Darlic block editor comes with a clean writing interface. At the top, you will enter your post’s title.

To add content, you need to add a block. There are multiple add block buttons on the screen that you can click to select and add a block. To know more about blocks you can check this link. (Block Post Link).

If you don’t want to use a mouse to click on the button, then you can use a keyboard shortcut by typing / to search and add a block.

ADDING FEATURED IMAGE

A featured image (also known as post thumbnail) is the main article image which represents the content. They’re prominently displayed on your website on single posts, blog archive pages, as well as on the homepage of news, magazine, and blog websites.

You will find the option to add a featured image to your post in the right column under the Document settings.

ADDING EXCERPT

Excerpts are the summary of a blog post or article. Most WordPress themes can automatically generate the excerpt from the first few lines of your post.

However, this automatic excerpt may not always be meaningful or catchy. In that case, you may want to manually add an excerpt.

You can do so by adding it in the excerpt box located under document settings column on the right.

TURN COMMENTS ON/OFF

WordPress comes with a built-in commenting system that allow users to leave comments on your post. You can turn off comments for individual posts from the Discussion tab under the Document tab.

You’ll also see the option to allow pingbacks and trackbacks. These allow you and other blogs to notify each other when they link to an article.

However, it is mostly used for spam, so we recommend completely disabling pingbacks and trackbacks.

ADDING CATEGORIES AND TAGS

You can sort your posts into categories and tags. These help you organize your content into sections and topics.

They also help with SEO and make it easier for your users to find the content they are looking for.

The categories and tags meta boxes are located in the right-hand column, under the Document settings.

CHANGING AUTHOR

If you run a multi-author WordPress site, then you can also change a post’s author and assign it to a different author on your website.

You will find the option to change author under the ‘Status and Visibility’ tab in the right column.

PUBLISHING OPTIONS

The default WordPress edit screen is divided into two columns. The left column is where you write content, and the right column has all post settings including publishing options.

Let’s take a look at publishing options in the right column.

1. Save draft link allows you to quickly save changes you made to a Darlic post. The editor will also automatically save your changes as you write.

2. The preview button will open a live preview of your post or page in a new browser tab.

3. Once you are done editing your post, you can click on the Publish button to make your post go live.

4. Darlic gives you a few options to control the visibility of your post. The default option is ‘Public’ but clicking on it will show you options to make a post private or password protected.

5. Darlic also allows you to control when a post is published. The default option is to publish immediately, but you can also schedule your posts to publish later or even select a past date.

6. Checking the box next to ‘Stick to front page’ will make a post sticky or featured. This makes the specific post appear on top of other posts.

7. Pending review option will add a custom status next to your post as ‘Pending review’. This feature is particularly helpful on multi-author blogs where contributors can just save posts and not publish them.

8. If you want to delete a post, then you can click on ‘Move to trash’ button. WordPress will send the post to trash. Deleted posts will remain in the trash folder for upto 30 days. After that, they will be deleted permanently.

EDIT SCREEN OPTIONS

WordPress allows you to show and hide panels from the edit screen. You can do so by clicking on the three-dot menu at the top-right corner of the screen and then clicking on the ‘Options’ button.

This will bring up a popup where you can check or uncheck the panels.

OTHER POST EDIT SCREEN OPTIONS

There are many other options on the post edit screen. Most of them are related to the appearance of the post edit screen and the editor itself.

Let’s explore them.

When you click on the three-dot menu icon at the top right corner of the screen, you will see options to move block toolbar to the top, spotlight mode, fullscreen mode, switch between visual editor or code editor, manage reusable blocks, and keyboard shortcuts.

Next to it, you will see a button with the gear icon. Clicking on it will show/hide the right document and block settings column.

On the top-left corner of the screen, there are a few more buttons. First, from the right, you will see the block navigation button which allows you to quickly jump to a block in your post.

Next, you will see the information icon. Clicking on it will show you post stats like the number of words, paragraphs, headings, and blocks.

After that, you have Undo and Redo buttons which allow you to undo changes you made to your posts before saving or publishing them.

Finally, you have the add block button which allows you to insert blocks to the post editor.

The default WordPress editor is quite powerful.

We encourage you to explore it on your own when writing blog posts and pay attention to the individual block settings. Each block has different settings, and you’ll discover a lot of neat tricks there.

Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories

There are two easy ways to add tags to your site.

First, when you’re writing a new blog post or editing an existing blog post, you can always quickly add new tags using the Tags box on the right side of your screen.

Second, you can also directly add tags by going toPosts → Tags.In this interface, you can both add new tags and manage the existing tags used on your site.

On the left side you are required to fill out the below fields:

(1) Name: The name is how it appears on your site.

(2) Slug: The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.

(3) Description: The description is not prominent by default; however, some themes may show it.

On the right side you can apply bulk action to tags.

This second interface is helpful because, in addition to simply adding a new tag, you can also set or edit each tag’s URL Slug.

To add a similar tag cloud to your Darlic site:

  • Go to Appearance → Widgets
  • Drag over the Tag Cloud widget from the Available Widgets area to the location where you want it to display
  • Give it an optional title and choose whether or not to show the actual number count.

You can use categories to define sections of your site and group related posts. The default category is “Uncategorized” until you change it in your writing section.

When adding a new category on your screen, you’ll fill in the following fields:

  • Name — The name is how it appears on your site.
  • Slug — The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.
  • Parent — Categories, unlike tags, can have a hierarchy. You might have a Jazz category, and under that have child categories for Bebop and Big Band. Totally optional. To create a subcategory, just choose another category from the Parent dropdown.
  • Description — The description is not prominent by default; however, some themes may display it.

You can change the display of this screen using the Screen Options tab to set how many items are displayed per screen and to display/hide columns in the table.