Edit WordPress posts and pages How to guide
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Edit WordPress posts and pages – How to guide

After you publish a post there will be occasions when you need to go back and edit content. In this post, I show you two ways to edit WordPress posts and pages on your website.

The first method is from your WordPress admin. From the main menu on the left, you select ‘All posts’. From the post list, find the post title you want to edit and select the ‘Edit’ link under the title. Now, you are in the edit screen of your post. Make your changes and then click on the ‘Update’ link on the top right.

The second method is from the post on your website. As long as you are logged into your WordPress admin, you will have a toolbar running across the top of your website when you have posts or pages open. When you are on the post or page you want to edit on your website, select ‘Edit post’ from the toolbar. Now, you are in the edit screen of your post. Make your changes and then click on the ‘Update’ link on the top right.

Let’s do that step by step.

How to edit WordPress posts from WordPress admin

First, sign in to your WordPress admin.

Sign in to WordPress admin

After signing in, you come to your WordPress admin dashboard. On your dashboard, look for ‘Posts’ in the main menu on the left.

How to find your blog posts in WordPress

To find all your posts in WordPress, you can click on ‘Posts’ in the main menu or ‘All posts’ in the popup menu.

To find all your pages in WordPress, click on ‘Pages’ in the main menu or ‘All pages’ in the popup menu.

Now you have a list of all the posts on your website. To edit a post, find the title of the post, as you hover your mouse over the post title, an ‘Edit’ link will appear. Select the ‘Edit’ link.

How to edit WordPress posts

Now you can edit your post. In the new WordPress editor, you use blocks to create your content. You can create a new block, edit an existing block, or move existing blocks up or down.

To create new blocks, select the plus icon.

Create a new block in WordPress

To move a block up or down. Move your mouse over the block and an up and down arrow will appear on the left.

How to move a block up or down

To edit a block, click anywhere within the block.

How to edit a block

Once you have finished making your changes, don’t forget to select ‘Update’.

Save your changes by selecting update

How to edit WordPress posts from your website

As long as you are logged in to your WordPress admin account, you will see a toolbar running along the top of your screen every time you visit your website.

WordPress toolbar

To edit the page or post you are viewing, select ‘Edit Post’ from the toolbar.

Select edit post from the toolbar

Now you are in WordPress editing.

Edit post window

Once you have finished making your changes, don’t forget to select ‘Update’.

Save your changes by selecting update

That is how you edit posts and pages in WordPress using the new editor.

Edit WordPress posts and pages video tutorial

Conclusion

Editing WordPress posts and pages can be done with a few clicks. With the new block editor in WordPress, making changes to your content is easier and faster.

You can edit your blog posts from your WordPress admin dashboard or from the toolbar when you are viewing your website.

Remember the toolbar appears when you are signed in to your WordPress admin account.

From the toolbar, you can start a new post, customize your theme, and go to your WordPress admin dashboard.

For more WordPress tutorials, please visit my YouTube channel. I publish new videos every week. Or check out my ‘WordPress’ category on this website.

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