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Creating a New Post in WordPress

With sufficient administrative privileges, WordPress gives you a couple of ways to create a post from the Dashboard.

Create a New Post

By clicking on the New link at the top of the page in the black menu bar or by clicking on Posts in the left sidebar, you will have the option of creating a new post.

Arrows in the image point to creating a  new post from the WordPress vertical and horizontal menus.

In the top menu bar, you are automatically telling WordPress to create something new.  In this case, it’s a new post.  

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Creating a New Page in WordPress

With sufficient administrative privileges, WordPress gives you a couple of ways to create a page from the Dashboard.

Create a New Page

By clicking on the New link at the top of the page in the black menu bar or by clicking on Pages in the left sidebar, you will have the option of creating a new page.

Creating a new page from the left and side menus.

In the top menu bar, you are automatically telling WordPress to create something new.  In this case, it’s a new page.  

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The Differences Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Logo for WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

WordPress was launched in 2003 as an open-source content management system built for blogging.  Since then, WordPress has become the most popular way to build a website. According to W3Techs, WordPress powers 35.4% of the world’s websites as of December 2019.  This includes both WordPress.com and WordPress.org which leads us to the question – what’s the difference between two?

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User Roles

WordPress uses a concept of User Roles, designed to give the site owner the ability to control what users can and cannot do within the site. A site owner can manage the user access to such tasks as writing and editing posts, creating Pages, defining links, creating categories, moderating comments, managing plugins, managing themes, and managing other users, by assigning a specific role to each of the users.  https://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities

WordPress comes with six user roles with varying capabilities:

  • Super Admin – gives access to the site network administration and all features
  • Administrator – gives access to the administration features within a single site
  • Editor – gives the ability to publish and manage posts, including posts of other users
  • Author – gives the ability to publish and manage their own posts
  • Contributor – gives the ability to write and manage posts but cannot publish
  • Subscriber – gives the ability to manage their own profile

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