by Drew Conroy
Posted on December 27, 2018
Note: This post is from our video tutorial on Managing and Revising WordPress Posts.
To manage and make changes to your Posts hover your cursor over
Posts then click on All Posts. This brings us to the Posts
management panel. The “Screen Options” tab allows you to set
the number of posts you want to show. You can view other information
from your Posts like the Author, Categories, Tags, Comments and
At the top of the page you have a running total of Posts along with how many are Published, Drafts or Pending. You can choose to view your posts by published dates or categories. Choose the options you want and then click Filter. You can view your Posts in list format or in a more detail oriented view.
If the number of posts on your website is more than the limit set
in the screen options, the posts will be paginated automatically on
To navigate through your posts there are arrows at the top of the
page to get you from page to page. You can also use the search box
to give you a more detailed search. Another option is to sort posts
by title, date and comments.
Hovering your cursor over the title will bring up the Edit, Quick
Edit, Trash and View options. We have already went through the Edit
option in a prior video. The Quick Edit allows you to edit the main
parts of your post without having to view the entire post.
Those items are Title, Slug, and Date. There is even the
option to set a password. You can add or remove tags, change
categories, disable or allow pingbacks and comments. Plus, change
the status of your post. Finally, you can make your post “Sticky”
meaning it will always be on top.
If you want to edit things like the “Featured Image”, “Post Format”
or any content, you will need to use the Edit option. As always when
you go through making your changes, make sure to click the Update
Just check off the box next to the posts you want to edit.
From the Bulk Actions menu, select Edit, then click Apply. The
meta data from all the selected posts can be changed at once. If you
want to remove a Post from the Bulk Edit list, just click the X next
To quit the bulk editing mode, click the cancel button on the left.
Then to save any of your settings you changed, make sure you click
the “Update” button. You can also delete posts individually by using
the trash link. If you accidentally delete the wrong post just
go into the trash and click the restore link. The “Restore” and
“Delete Permanently” options can be found when hovering over the
deleted post in the trash area.
You do not always have to visit the Post Management Interface to
edit Posts. When viewing a full Post from the front end, you can
edit your post by using the edit link just below the title.
Also from the “Edit Post” link on the Quick Access Toolbar.
The Revision Function will help you revert your posts back to a
previous version. When publishing Posts and Pages that you have made
revisions to, they will be saved. You are able to go back to
previous versions for specific content. The Revisions Function is
just like using the Ctrl + z shortcut to undo changes.
To view any revisions for a particular post, hover over posts on
the left side panel, then select All Posts. From the list of posts
click the title of the post you want. Once inside, you will see at
the bottom of the editor a Revisions panel. Any revisions for that
post will be listed there. You can also access any revisions
from the Publish Panel in the upper right hand side of the page.
If for some reason you are not seeing your revisions, just click on
the “Screen Options” tab at the top of the page. Then check “off”
“Revisions” from the list.
For instance, if we select a post. Then, from the Publish Panel we
click on the browse link next to revisions. Notice the number of
revisions is listed. When viewing the revision it will be in HTML
Markup giving you greater detail. Any text highlighted in red
is the original content. Text highlighted in green shows changes
made to existing content or any new content that was added.
The Previous and Next buttons allow you to go through revisions of
the content. You can also use the slider at the top of page to sift
through the content as well.
From here, you will be taken back to the editor where you can see
where your content has been restored. If you are happy with the
revision make sure you click the update button to save your changes.
If you want to separately compare any two revisions check the
“Compare any two revisions” box. By checking the box it enables
additional information and options. The slider at the top now has
two separate components that you can use to go through revisions.
The information below the slider indicates which two revisions are
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