How To Create a Post in DIVI Theme

1. Login

Please login to the backend of your website.  On most websites it will be http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin

Enter your userid and password.

 

Wordpress Login Screen

2. Dashboard

Depending on your user role, you will be able to create posts, add images, and publish.    User roles that are allowed to publish posts are Administrator, Editor, and Author.  Contributors are able to create posts, add images, but will need approval for publishing.

From the dashboard, please highlight Posts, and click on “Add New”.

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3. Create a New Post

First, please enter your post title.

Secondly, please click the Purple Bar titled “Use The DIVI Builder” to customize your post.

Create New Post in WordPress

4. Customize your post

The DIVI Builder allows you to build really fancy looking posts.  However, for now we can keep it simple.  We will just insert a text module.

Step 1: click on insert Column

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Step #2: Select a full width column (The first one)

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Step #3: Click on Insert Module

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Step #4: Select Text Module (Second row, Second Column).

Now you have created a text module, and have a very basic post structure.  You can do other fancy things like add images, videos, music files, and many other things.  However, this is just a basic tutorial.

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5. Write Your Post.

To Start Writing your post click on the three parallel  lines on the Text module.

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You will see the edit screen.  Scroll down to where you can edit the text.  Once you are done, please click “Save & Exit”

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7. Set Your Post Category

WordPress allows you to group different posts into categories.  This allows readers who are interested in a particular category to browse similar posts and also provides for excellent search engine optimization techniques.

Setting Post Categories in WordPress

 

8. Set A Featured Image for Your Post

One of the most powerful ways to make your post attractive is to set a featured image that will be automatically displayed with your post, and in post sliders whenever your post is shown.  When selecting an image, always think about the idea that the image is conveying.  Is the image describing what the post is about without necessarily using words.

Pixabay is a great resource for free images that you can use on your website.

To set a featured image

Setting a Featured Image | Divi Theme | WordPress

You can either select from the media library of your website, or upload a new image

Setting Featured Image | WordPress Posts | Divi Theme

If you see an image in the media library that you like, simply select it and click “Insert Image”.  Otherwise you can upload a new image.  Click on Upload files and simply drag and drop the image you want to upload.  Once the upload is complete you can just press insert image.

Setting a Featured Image | Divi Theme | WordPress Posts

 

 

9. Save a Draft or Submit for Review or Publish

Once you are done you can either save a draft to continue later, or you can submit for review or publish depending on your access level.

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