Adding a new post in WordPress can be done using either the Classic Editor or the Block Editor (formerly known as the Gutenberg Editor). Here’s how you can add a new post using both editors:

Using the Classic Editor

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. In the left-hand menu, click on “Posts” and then select “Add New”.
  3. You will be redirected to the Classic Editor screen.
  4. Enter a title for your post in the provided field.
  5. Write your content in the large text editor box below the title. You can format your text using the toolbar options above the text box.
  6. If desired, you can switch between the Visual Editor and the Text Editor tabs at the top-right corner of the editor. The Visual Editor allows you to create content using a visual interface, while the Text Editor allows you to directly edit the HTML code.
  7. To add images, videos, or other media, click on the “Add Media” button above the editor. This will open the media uploader where you can upload or select media from your media library.
  8. Customize other settings, such as post categories, tags, featured images, and more, in the right-hand sidebar.
  9. Once you have finished creating your post, click the “Publish” button on the right side to make your post live on your website.

Using the Block Editor

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. In the left-hand menu, click on “Posts” and then select “Add New”.
  3. You will be redirected to the Block Editor screen.
  4. Enter a title for your post in the provided field.
  5. To start adding content, simply click on the area that says “Start writing or type/to choose a block”. This will activate the block toolbar.
  6. The Block Editor consists of different blocks that you can add to create your content. You can add text blocks, headings, images, videos, galleries, quotes, and more. To add a block, click on the “+” icon in the top-left corner or use the slash (“/”) key and start typing the block name.
  7. Customize the block settings and format the content within each block as needed.
  8. To add images or other media, click on the “+” icon, select the “Media & Text” block, and then upload or select media from your media library.
  9. Adjust other settings, such as categories, tags, featured images, and more, in the right-hand sidebar.
  10. Once you have finished creating your post, click the “Publish” button on the right side to make your post live on your website.

Remember to save your post as a draft periodically as you work on it, and preview the post before publishing to ensure it appears as intended.

Keyboard shortcuts!

While using the Block Editor in WordPress to write a post, you can take advantage of several keyboard shortcuts to speed up your workflow. Here are some commonly used keyboard shortcuts:

PS, using a Mac? Just use Command iso Ctrl…

Common Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + C: Copy selected block(s).
  • Ctrl + X: Cut selected block(s).
  • Ctrl + V: Paste copied or cut block(s).
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo the last undone action.
  • Ctrl + A: Select all blocks.
  • Ctrl + S: Save the post.

Navigation Shortcuts

  • Arrow keys: Navigate between blocks.
  • Enter or Return: Create a new paragraph block.
  • Shift + Enter or Shift + Return: Create a line break within a paragraph block.
  • Tab: Indent a block to the right.
  • Shift + Tab: Outdent a block to the left.

Block Manipulation Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + Shift + D: Duplicate the selected block(s).
  • Ctrl + Shift + F: Fullscreen mode.
  • Ctrl + Shift + , : Navigate to the Settings sidebar.
  • Ctrl + Shift + . : Navigate to the Block Navigation panel.
  • Ctrl + Shift + O: Insert a new block above the current block.
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: Insert a new block below the current block.
  • Ctrl + Shift + M: Convert the selected block(s) into a reusable block.

Text Formatting Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + B: Apply or remove bold formatting.
  • Ctrl + I: Apply or remove italic formatting.
  • Ctrl + U: Apply or remove underline formatting.
  • Ctrl + K: Insert a hyperlink.

These are just a few examples of the available keyboard shortcuts in the Block Editor. You can explore more shortcuts by pressing the “?” key while editing a post to view the list of available shortcuts within the editor.