Creating and working
with page and posts

Content is displayed on your website in one of two ways: Post or Page. Both are similar, but unique and different, and work best with different kids of content.

Pages are where the main content of your website lives. Pages could be your home page, the about us page, or more. Pages are for solid content that does not change often.

Posts, however, are little pockets of information like newsletter articles or blog posts.

Creating a new page

To create a page, hover over the Pages tool in your tool bar and click “Add New.” Here you will be prompted to enter a title which will automatically become the address of your new page, for example:

www.yourwebsite/enter-tite-here

Once you have a title, you will see a rich text editor below. If you know how to use Pages or Word, you’ll know exactly how to use this. We recommend just playing around with it. Don’t worry, unless you click post no one will see it.

Creating a new post

Good news is once you know how to create a new Page, you know how to create a new Post. Just hover over the Posts tool in your tool bar and click “Add New.” Just about everything looks the same. We’ll get to the differences below.

Page or Post SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Below the rich text editor is Yoast SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This tool will help search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo find your webpage more easily. If you need a little bit of help, click on the question mark for a tool tip.

If you want a custom snippet (text that appears under the page title on the search results page) click on “edit snippet.” By default, the snippet will be your first several characters of text on the page or post.

Next, enter a focus keyword or keyphrase for your page or post. If this page or post is extremely important to your website (for example: contact information) you’ll want to select “this article is cornerstone content.” This is important stuff that you want to stand out on the search results page of a search engine. A good rule to live by is no more than five cornerstone pages for a website.

Saving a Page or Post

To save and publish your post or page, scroll to the top and look too the right. This is the publish box. Here you can click “Save Draft” to stop working and pick up later. Since this is cloud based, you can start editing at work, click save draft, and continue editing when you get home on another computer.

Your other options inside the publish box are:

  • Status: Change the page status between published, draft, or pending review.
  • Visibility: Can anyone see it, do you need a password to see the content, or is this page private? If the page is marked private, only you can see it or find it.
  • Publish Immediately: Do you want to publish now or sometime in the future or past? It’s like a mini time machine.  –SWEET
  • SEO: Here are the earning lights for SEO. You’ll want to make sure these appear the way you want them to. Note, all red lights does not keep the page or post from being posted/saved, it is just a suggestion.
When you’re ready for the world to see your work, click the Publish button (for new posts/pages) or Update (for edited posts/pages). Once clicked, your edits are live on your website.

Editing a Page or Post

To make an edit to a Post or Page that has already been published or saved as a draft, click Posts or Pages from the tool bar. This will show you a list of all your files. Find the title of the Post or Page you want to edit and hover your mouse over it. Various options will appear, click Edit to enter the visual editor for that page or post.

Editing an Elementor Page or Post

Some pages or posts were made using a program called Elementor. These have a special notation next to their name. For pages made in Elementor, you’ll need to click Edit with Elementor. This is a more advanced version of the page/post editor with a WYSIWYG editor interface.

A sidebar will appear on the left side offering a variety of widgets, or content blocks, you can add to your page.

To edit content already on the page, simply click or select the text in the view window and start typing. When you are ready, click UPDATE in the lower left corner.

If you have to leave editing, but you are not ready to save the page live to the web, click the up arrow next to UPDATE and click Save Draft. Now you can pickup editing where you left off from any computer later on.

When you are done editing, click the hamburger (three horizontal lines) icon in the top left corner, and then click “exit to dashboard.”

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