There are two ways of creating content for your Blogs@Baruch site: Posts and Pages. Each works slightly differently in how content is displayed.
Adding text and other forms of content works the same way through the Block Editor but how the material is displayed and found across your site differs.
Blogs@Baruch is built on a WordPress platform. When WordPress was first created it was a blogging system. Each WordPress site has a Blog style content system associated with it which allows you to create Posts.
When you use Posts, they are displayed on a single page in descending date order.
- Posts are always associated with a date and displayed with each post in descending order.
- You can have multiple authors (for example, you can invite students, colleagues, etc. to create content on your site.)
- Posts are easily sortable by categories, tags, date, and author.
- Depending on how your site is set up, WordPress will automatically create archive pages for these.
- Posts allow for quick and easy decimation of new material.
- Posts are editable.
- Posts can be subscribed to by RSS readers.
- Posts come with a default comment option.
Pages are a way of adding static material to a site. They look very similar to Posts but do not appear in the site blog roll. Each page has its own unique address that can be added to your site for various purposes.
- You can use a static page for your homepage if you would like the same information to show up each time someone first comes to your site.
- Pages are often used for information that is added to a site’s navigation menu.
- Common material for pages on Blogs@Baruch sites include: About sections, contact pages, CVs, project information.
- Pages are not associated with a specific date/time and author.
- Pages can be given an editable unique URL Slug (i.e. /help/posts-and-pages/ ) whereas posts are given a default.
- Pages must be linked to from another page or post in order to be visible.
- Pages can be set up in a heirarchy making them easier to manage in your dashboard.
- Pages do not automatically allow comments, but they can be enabled.
- Pages cannot be subscribed to by RSS readers.
- Pages are editable.
How to add a page/post
If you are logged into Blogs@Baruch and on your site, you can add a page or a post in two ways. The first is via the menu bar at the top of the screen. You will see a “+New” option. A drop-down menu will allow you a quick way to add a post or a page (as well as other options.)
You can also add a new post or page via your Dashboard. The Dashboard will also allow you to access and edit all posts and pages on a given site
Clicking on Posts will open a section in the dashboard including all posts as well as opening a sub-menu that includes “add a new post.”
Clicking on Pages will take you to a listing of all pages across your site.
Once you have added a new page or post you will be taken to the Block Editor to add content.
Once you have created your content you need to publish it. Before you do, you can check your post or page settings through the right-hand side menu, including the visibility settings for when you publish.
The blue “Publish” button will allow you to make your post available but first check your settings.
Under the post (or page) setting menu you will have different options for making your post or page available.
The post or page can be published immediately or set to be released at a certain time.
You can select a category, set a featured image, allow or disallow comments.
You can also set the visibility for your post or page between public, private, or password protected.
If you aren’t ready to publish yet, you can click on “Save draft.”
When you are ready to go click on “Publish.”
If you return to edit your page or post, be sure to click “Update.”
You can return a page or post to a draft by clicking on “Switch to Draft.”