How to Add New Post, Scheduled and Sticky Post in WordPress Blog

In this video tutorial explains about how to add new post in wordpress blog. We already explained about how to delete default ‘hello world’ post in wordpress. This tutorial I covered how to save the post in draft, how to schedule or timestamp the post, How to edit permalink and how to make a post as sticky also how to add tags and categories to the post.

Post Title and Content

Once you deleted the default post and comments, to add post login wp-admin click on ‘add new’ under posts. You can get the below widow on screen. Here you need to give your post title. Add your post content in inside the box in ‘visual’ mode. The below video will explain in detail about these things.

Add Post Tags to the Post

Once you added post content inside the post you should add post tags for better SEO. You can use important keywords in the post tags add multiple tags by separating commas.

Add New Post Options

Add Categories to the Post

In order to segregate your posts add category for your post. By using categories you can add new category for your post also select multiple categories for the post. In order to arrange your posts on a particular topic, you should add categories.

Edit Permalink If Your Post Title is too Long.

We already know about how set our post permalink structure because it is very important for Search engine optimization. Below the post title we have options to edit permalink.

Edit Permalink if title is too Long

Here if you want you can edit your permalink when your title is too long but once you published the post you shouldn’t edit the permalink. You may edit permalink before publish the post.

Schedule or Timestamp and Publish Post

The publish section has three options draft, schedule, preview and publish.

Publish section in post

Draft-By using the ‘save draft’ button you can save your post in draft for future use. In future you can edit this post and publish it. By default all the posts are automatically saved in draft until it has been published. Once the post published it will disappeared from draft.

Schedule or Timestamp– To schedule the post we have option ‘publish immediately’ in publish section. By clicking the edit in publish immediately you can schedule your post publish date and time. You can enter the date and time at which you want to publish your post in future. Then click ok. That’s all your post has been scheduled to publish in future until it has been saved in draft in the name of scheduled.

Scheduled post

Preview-by using preview option we can check the post display on your blog before publishing the post.

Publish– If you want to publish your post immediately, you can click publish button to publish the post.

Sticky Post- Display one post always in Homepage

In publish section we have another option sticky. Normally in all blogs if you published more posts, the recently published post will appear in front page (or top). Other posts displayed below this post. By using the sticky option you can display a post always display in front page (top). You can add more posts to be sticky. After enabled a post as sticky now if you publish a new post it will display below the sticky post.

To enable a post as sticky, In publish section we have option ‘visibility:public’ edit this option. And mark the option stick this post on front page then click ok. It’s shown in below image.

How to make Sticky post

The next post we will see about how to edit post. Share your experience in comment section.

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  • Inside the Webb January 24, 2010, 9:54 PM

    Very interesting article. These seem like Wordpress basics for bloggers interested in running a real blog, but I have found that a lot of bloggers don’t know how to schedule posts and stick them to the front page. Nice roundup of some good tips for WP!

    • Pascal January 24, 2010, 11:23 PM

      Ya ITW, You have said right. Wordpress bloggers thinking that we can schedule the posts using only plug ins. But wordpress has this feature since long time. Its simple to use. The same for sticky post also. Bloggers don’t know how to make a post fixed on home page. We can use sticky post option for this.

      Thanks for the comment.

    • Kailey July 10, 2011, 6:09 AM

      Alakazaam—inomfrtaion found, problem solved, thanks!

  • Marnie January 24, 2010, 9:55 PM

    I completely forgot about the whole option to time stamp my posts. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Pascal January 24, 2010, 11:24 PM

      Marnie, Glad you get reminded about scheduled posts option.

      Thanks for the comment.

  • Captain Craig Eubank February 7, 2012, 1:00 AM

    Just getting started with wordpress (again) and I really appreciate the ABCs. So simple to schedule a post and the sticky feature! I needed that! That’s how I found this post! Someone told me it was possible so I googled it and up you popped! Thanks!