Editing Pages and Posts in WordPress

If you have a WordPress website you should be able to access your admin section by going to www.yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php where you would replace yourwebsite.com with your URL. Once logged in, you should see your dashboard.

To add or edit a page, you can click the Posts or Pages option that you see the arrows pointed to.

You can add a page or post by clicking the Add New button, and you can edit an existing page or post by clicking the title of the page or post.

The page or post edit section is pretty intuitive. Lots of your pages will be in your navigation menu. If you change the page title, chances are you’ll see the change on the navigational menu. If you change the URL title, you’ll see the change your browser’s address bar. What’s the big deal about the URL title? You can tweak the URL title to include some relevant keywords.

If you hover your mouse over any of the icons for a few seconds, you’ll get a tool tip telling you what the icon is. If you’ve worked with Microsoft Word before, you should be able to recognized some of the icons like the bold and italic icons. Make sure the Visual Tab is selected or what you see will look like another language.

When you’re finished making all of your edits, just click the Update or Publish button.

If you think you messed up, you can always revert back to a previous version of the page or post.  Make sure the Revisions option is checked off when you click the Screen Options tab.


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