Pages and Posts are the two main types of content on your website.

A post is content that can be categorized and is ordered by date. You can view a single post, or a list of posts by category. You should use posts for things like blog or news articles.

A page is just one page – it stands by itself. You should use Pages for things like About Pages or Gig Guides.

Add a Page or Post

To create a Page or Post, go to Page>Add New, or Post> Add New. Add a title and get creating.

The WordPress Editor

 

With the WordPress editor you add blocks to create your content. Click the  button at the top right to view a list of blocks. Alternatively, start typing to add a Paragraph block, or use the shortcut ‘/’ to search for a block.

Blocks have three sections – the block content, a toolbar to adjust basic settings like bold and italic, and more advanced settings in the right sidebar (you can show or hide the right sidebar with the  button in the top right).

The anatomy of a block. Source: wordpress.org.

For more information on using the Default WordPress Editor, go to WordPress.org’s documentation.

Change Your Document Settings

These can be found on the right sidebar of the WordPress editor.

Status and Visibility

Visibility adjusts whether a post or page is Public, Private (only visible to Editors) or Password Protected.

Publish allows you to adjust the time of publication, to schedule it or backdate it.

Post Format (Posts Only) allows you to adjust the format. Learn more at Elegant Themes.

Stick to the top of the blog (Posts Only) and Pending Review are leftover settings from WordPress that are not used by Mootunes sites.

Categories (Posts Only)

Categories are how your posts are organized. You should add a category to every post you create. For example, a News post should be added to the News category.

Tags (Posts Only)

Tags provide additional organization for posts.

Featured Image

An image that represents your post or page throughout your site, such as on category pages and search results.

Excerpt

A summary of your post or pages contents used throughout your site, such as on category pages and search results.

Publish It

Click the Publish button at the top right.

A Note for Premium Sites: The WordPress Editor vs The Divi Builder 

If you have a Premium MooTunes website, you will be presented with two options to create your content – the Divi Builder and the Default WordPress Editor. The Default Editor can be better for quick creation for things like blog posts, whereas the Divi Builder is better for creating more elaborate designs.

You can switch between the Divi Builder and the Default Editor at any time. So, for example, if you’d upgraded your account around the time of an album launch, and were releasing a fancy press release, it might be a good idea to draft up your content in the Default Editor first, and then switch to the Divi Builder for your design work. That way, if you downgrade your account, you can easily revert back at any time to avoid losing the content.  

It’s also best to wait until after you’ve customized your website’s design to finetune the individual page’s design. You could spend hours adjusting the fonts, colours, and gutter widths of every element, only to set them as the default later on!

Next up, changing your website’s design.