Estimated Time to Complete this Section: 5-10 Minutes
It’s finally time to add a News Post to your site!
Congratulations on making it this far in the Quick Start Guide! You’re almost finished! It is now time to add your very first news post to your PTO / PTA Website! As we mentioned before, if you don’t have actual content to add at this point, feel free to add some fake content that you can edit and adjust later.
Click on the POSTS Menu Item
To access a list of all of your News Posts, click the POSTS link in the main menu.
Add a New Post
There are three different ways to add a New Post. You can click the ADD NEW link in the Posts Menu, you can click the ADD NEW Button at the top of the post page, or you can also hover over the + NEW link in your Top Admin bar and select POST from the drop down. They all go to the same place so pick your favorite way to start a new post.
Enter the Title for your Post
When the New Post screen opens, the first thing you’ll want to do is enter a Title for your News Post.
Enter the Content of your Post
Now you’ll want to enter the actual content for your post. You can add as much or as little as you would prefer.
We are not going to go over formatting basics in this tutorial, but we do have a complete Guide to Formatting Posts and Pages that can be found here if you would like to learn about Bolding text, Bullet points, colors, etc.
Add an Image to your Post
We highly suggest adding Images to your News Posts as they are much more interesting to your readers that way. We have an entirely separate tutorial created on How to Add an Image to a News Post
. This will open in a new window so you can come back here when you are finished.
Assign a Category to your Post
Assigning a Category to your post is a good idea because it will help the readers navigate your posts in a variety of ways. It will also allow you to filter your posts on more advanced themes and it is best-practice to assign a category.
If you want to add a new category, click the + Add New Category link and specify your new category for the post.
Save, Preview or Publish your Post
In the Publish settings, you will see three buttons. You can SAVE DRAFT which will save your changes but not push your post to the live website, you can PREVIEW your post which will open up a live preview of your post to review, or you can PUBLISH your post to make it live on your website. When you are ready, go ahead and PUBLISH your post and you have completed posting your first News Post! Congrats.
Additional Documentation On Posts
If you would like to learn more about working with news posts, we would suggest visiting our “How To” Guides
in the Digital PTO Learning Center as they are loaded with information about working with posts.