Write Pages/Posts

The Difference between Pages and Posts

It is recommended that you create a Page for information that will remain constant or not change often, such as your bio page, resume, etc. These pages will be listed either across the top of your blog or along the sidebar, depending on the theme you choose, for easy access.

Posts are convenient for writing in a week-to-week or day-to-day format similar to a journal. Posts are also a good way to communicate upcoming events or what is happening in your life that you want people to know. Your most recent posts appear first when someone logs onto your blog, so this is an easy way to let people know what you are up to or what is going on. You can also create categories for your posts (for example if you are away on an academic exchange you could create 2 categories: academic life and travel. Then when GRS student read your blog and want to know more specific information about the academics, they can search under the academic life category for everything you have written on that topic.)

How to write a Page

  • Go to you Dashboard
  • Click on Pages 
  • Select Add New
  • In the title box: title the Page
  • In the large text box write the contents of the Page
  • Use the tool box to help format your page (if you click the far right tool, this will expand your tool options to two rows, click the far right tool again and it will revert to one line of tools.

Once you are finished creating your page you have two options:

  • Save: Your page will be saved so you can sign in and edit it, but will not appear on your blog site to the general public.
  • Publish: Your page will be added to your site for the public to see. You can always go back and edit or delete your page at any time.
  • Bonus Points: you can do something called “nesting” with your pages by assigning a particular page as a Parent under Page Attributes.

How to View your Blog

  • To view your blog click on Visit Site located next to the name of your blog.
  • To view your page click on the name of your page located as a tab at the top of your main page or in the sidebar depending on your theme.

How to Edit your Page

  • You can always edit your page at any time if you are signed in by:
  1. Clicking on the page
  2. Then click Edit this

OR

  1. From you Dashboard
  2. Click Pages
  3. Select All Pages
  4. Click on the title of the page you’d like to edit and start editing

How to write a post

  • Go to you Dashboard
  • Click on Posts
  • Select Add New
  • In the title box: title the post
  • In the large text box write the contents of the post
  • Use the tool box to help format your page (if you click the far right tool, this will expand your tool options to two rows, click the far right tool again and it will revert to one line of tools.
  • To add media such as photos, click Upload/Insert located just above your toolbar

Once you are finished creating your post you have two options:

  • Save: Your page will be saved so you can sign in and edit it, but will not appear on your blog site to the general public.
  • Publish: Your page will be added to your site for the public to see. You can always go back and edit or delete your page at any time.
  • Bonus Points: you can add Categories to for your posts to make it easier for your readers to navigate your site.  Tags allow your readers to see the wide variety of things you are posting about.  Generally, a post might fit in one (or maybe two) categories (such as “Coursework”) but could have several tags (such as “statistics, math, significance, headaches”.

Posts can be edited the same way as pages. 

 

One response to “Write Pages/Posts”

  1. Create a UBC blog | LFS GRS

    […] Once you have a blog set up, you must add some form of content in order for it to be complete.  Instructions for that can be found here. […]

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