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Nobody is perfect, and almost every blog post entered needs to be modified at one point or another. Luckily, editing the WordPress post is just as easy as creating one. If you're logged in, you can actually enter into Editing mode right from the blog itself. Right up top in the Admin Bar, you'll see a link marked Edit Post. Click that, and you'll be taken back to the dashboard in Edit Post mode. The Admin Bar is a relatively recent addition to WordPress, and only shows up when you're logged in.
Standard site visitors will not see it. Let's go ahead and make a few changes to the post. I'll add in a paragraph return right before in addition in the second paragraph and then I'll highlight some of the words in the post. So, let me select 500 hundred here, and rather than using bolding, let me use Italics this time, and you can see down below that the em tag is used, emphasis tag, which is the web standard method for emphasizing something that typically results in a italicized font.
Of course, you can control that. Now, let's do one more. I will do the same thing for not-to-miss conference. Okay, I've made my changes. Notice that the big blue button has changed from Publish to Update. And that's because we're doing edits, and once I do that, we'll get a notice that our post was updated, and I can check that out. So I'll click on view Post, scroll down. Now, I have three paragraphs as well as some emphasized text.
Okay, let's head back to the dashboard. Now, if you've just left the dashboard, you can also hit the Back button in the browser. So, that will take us back to Edit Post, and let's click Dashboard to go to the admin section home. There are several other ways that you can get to editing posts. From here, you'll see that I have 2 Posts listed. Now, if I click on post there, it will show both of my posts, and if I hover over Roux Academy Art Conference, I will have an Edit option, and then I can click that and go to Edit.
Let's go back. I can also just double-click on the title, which is a nice shortcut for editing your posts. Let's go back one more time. Now, I also have a Quick Edit option. When I click on that, I don't have the body of the post available to me, but I do have pretty much everything else. I can change the title, I can change what's known as the slug. Later on, we'll work with the Categories to change those up, and I can perform various other actions. So, I'll cancel that operation. Inevitably, there are times when you want to remove posts.
You can do that from the Posts screen as well as editing or quick editing by hovering over the item you want to get rid of, like I have Hello world! here, and you'll see a Trash option listed there. This is a default content, and we don't need it anymore. So I'll go ahead and trash that. Notice that WordPress does not offer you a confirm option, it will just immediately delete it. However, you do have the option to undo that action, should you so choose, which is listed up here right where the message is that it has been moved to the trash.
Before long, you'll find that editing blog posts will quickly become second nature to you and your clients.
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