Follow below steps to add and publish an article if you are new to WordPress platform.
Open a browser and login to Dashboard
You can add different types of contents in a post. When you just press Enter, you will get new paragraph block automatically.
For adding code snippets, use the
code block as below. Click on the + sign and search for required block types. (common blocks are paragraph, Heading and Image).
DO NOT Publish but click on Save Draft even before finish the articles.
You will get a “Saved” status there and will switch back to “Save Draft” again.
Click on the Immediately and choose the date you want to publish (past date or future date). If you choose future date, then the post will be automatically published on that date. If you want to publish it now, leave it as Immediately.
This is important, always give a suitable slug which will be the URL for the article; see below example. It would be great if you can follow such format for links. Under Permalink -> URL Slug
You can add to multiple categories as per story type. Please update to admin if new category is needed.
You can add some good tags as needed. Use comma “,” to separate the Tags.
This image will show on main website as thumbnail for stories/posts. If no image available, an image placeholder will show (blank box). You can use any existing image in the Media Library or upload new image as needed.
You can use original image of programs or events. DO NOT use photos from google search as we will not know if any copyright issues. If you need free photos, use below options. (All are copyright-free and can use without any issues)
Important : DO NOT use high quality images as it will affect down site loading speed. Make sure images are optimal size (1024 is a good size or 1920 maximum). Also you can compress your image using free web service like tinyjpg.com (Just drag original photo and it will compress and give small size files)
Click on Set featured image and choose Media Library.
Click on Upload tab and upload new image here and use it.
You can check how article will look like by checking the article preview before publishing. Click on Preview in new Tab and you will see same article in a preview mode (Only you can see this preview).
If all items are updated and Preview is good, click on Publish and verify Date.
You can click on View Post after publishing and check the article is good in Live site.