The title of your post. You can use any words or phrases. Avoid using the
same title twice as that will cause problems. You can use commas, apostrophes,
quotes, hypens/dashes, and other typical symbols in the post like "My Site
- Here's Lookin' at You, Kid." WordPress will clean it up for the link to
the post, called the post-slug.
Post Editing Area
The blank box where you enter your writing, links, links to images, and
any information you want to display on your site. You can use either the Visual
or the HTML view to compose your posts. For more on the HTML view, see the
section below, Visual Versus HTML View.
Allows you to view the post
before officially publishing it.
Contains buttons that control the state of your post. The main states are
Published, Pending Review, and Draft. A Published status means the post has
been published on your blog for all to see. Pending Review means the draft is
waiting for review by an editor prior to publication. Draft means the post has
not been published and remains a draft for you. If you select a specific
publish status and click the update post or Publish button, that status is
applied to the post. For example, to save a post in the Pending Review status,
select Pending Review from the Publish Status drop-down box, and click Save As
Pending. (You will see all posts organized by status by going to Posts >
Edit). To schedule a post for publication on a future time or date, click
"Edit" in the Publish area next to the words "Publish
immediately". You can also change the publish date to a date in the past
to back-date posts. Change the settings to the desired time and date. You must
also hit the "Publish" button when you have completed the post to
publish at the desired time and date.
The general topic the post can be classified in. Generally, bloggers have 7-10 categories for their content. Readers can browse specific categories to see all posts in the category. To add a new category, click the +Add New Category link in this section. You can manage your categories by going to Posts > Categories.
A summary or brief teaser of your posts featured on the front page of your
site as well as on the category, archives, and search non-single post pages.
Note that the Excerpt does not usually appear by default. It only appears in
your post if you have changed the index.php template file to display the
Excerpt instead of the full Content of a post. If so, WordPress will
automatically use the first 55 words of your post as the Excerpt or up until
the use of the More Quicktag mark. If you use an Explicit Excerpt, this will be
used no matter what.