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Posts are entries that display in reverse order on your page (selecting by choosing the corresponding category. Posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are included in your site’s RSS feed.
To write a post:
Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
Click the ‘Posts’ tab.
Click the ‘Add New’ sub-tab.
Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
Select a category, add when you are ready, click Publish.
The title of your post. You can use any phrases, words or characters. Avoid using the same title twice as that will cause problems. You can use commas, apostrophes, quotes, hyphens/dashes and other typical symbols in the post like “My Site – Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid”. WordPress will then clean it up to generate a user-friendly and URL-valid name of the post (also called the “post slug”) to compose the permalink for the post.
Body Copy Box
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 Text view to compose your posts. For more on the Text view, see the section below, Visual Versus Text 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 live 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 Administration Panels > 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.
Visibility – This determines how your post appears to the world. Public posts will be visible by all website visitors once published. Password Protected posts are published to all, but visitors must know the password to view the post content. Private posts are visible only to you (and to other editors or admins within your site)
Allows you to save your post as a draft / pending review rather than immediately publishing it. To return to your drafts later, visit Posts – Edit in the menu bar, then select your post from the list.
Publishes your post on the site. You can edit the time when the post is published by clicking the Edit link above the “Publish” button and specifying the time you want the post to be published. By default, at the time the post is first auto-saved, that will be the date and time of the post within the database.
Refers to micro-categories for your blog, similar to including index entries for a page. Posts with similar tags are linked together when a user clicks one of the tags. Tags have to be enabled with the right code in your theme for them to appear in your post. Add new tags to the post by typing the tag into the box and clicking “Add”.
Selects the page which your post will appear.
Password Protect This Post
To password protect a post, click Edit next to Visibility in the Publish area to the top right, then click Password Protected, click Ok, and enter a password. Then click OK. Note – Editor and Admin users can see password protected or private posts in the edit view without knowing the password.
A list of all blog authors you can select from to attribute as the post author. This section only shows if you have multiple users with authoring rights in your blog. To view your list of users, see Users tab on the far right. For more information, see Users and Authors.
A list of all revisions made to the current post or page. Clicking on a revision will open a dedicated revision change where you can compare the current version of the post or page with any previous versions. There is also an option to restore any previous versions.
Note: You can set basic options for writing, such as the size of the post box, how smiley tags are converted, and other details by going to Administration Panels > Settings > Writing. See Writing Options SubPanel.
The visual tab is a very basic wysiwyg text editor. The text tab is for inserting code.
CRUCIAL UPDATE 7.26.16
We have learned that the use of iFrames is terrible for when viewed on most major smart phones. Instead of posting the PDF in an iFrame, it works better to have a direct link to the iFrame. If you want the pdf ‘shown’ in the post, take a screen shot of the PDF (crop the screen shot to the browser) and post the resulting image as a link ‘preview’. Click HERE for more information.
- Upload your PDF file to the Media library.
- Double click the PDF you just uploaded into the Media Library. Find the URL in the Attachment Details as circled in the image below.
- Copy the URL and use it like any other link in a post.
OPTION TWO: PDF files can also be placed in an iframe (use text tab in backend editor.) The code below works well and is set for 500×500 but that can be manually adjusted as needed.
<iframe style=”border-width: 0;” src=”put the pdf source address here” width=”500″ height=”500″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe> To set the address of the pdf in the iframe, upload the pdf and get the URL from the page that opens if its double clicked within the Media library.
Below are some live examples from the arrsd.org web site if you would like to see how it all works.
Direct Links to PDF can be found here. Click anyone of the links to see how wordpress opens a PDF from the client side. The process can vary browser to browser (for instance, some browsers will open the PDF within the browser while others will open Adobe Reader to open the PDF).
Examples of the iframe working with PDF files can be found here. These are newsletters posted by the PSS Pre-K class and they are a prime example of PDF usage with iframes.