Creating a Blog Post with Classic Editor

With the introduction of Gutenberg in WordPress 5.0 there are now 2 ways to create blog posts. In the following article, I’m going to show how to create posts by using the Classic Editor plugin with Gutenberg, or anyone using a WordPress version below WordPress 5.0.

To create a Blog Post, go to Posts – Add New

Putting together a Blog Post is pretty simple overall, though there are many components that need to be filled in order to make it “complete”.

Below is brief overview of different Blog Post components that will be used when putting together a Blog Post.

Blog Post Title

Start the process by adding in the Blog Post Title and then proceed to add content and all other details related to the Post.

If you skip adding the Title initially, the Post Permalink will end up having a number instead of the Post title like it should. You can still edit the Permalink later on if required.

You can learn about permalinks in the following article.

Categories and Tags

Once you’ve settled with the Blog Post Title proceed to add the Post Category. Keep in mind that if you do not add a Category, the post will be categorized as “Uncategorized”.


Tags are also a predefined taxonomy in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focus to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a post.

If a category is not assigned to a post it will automatically be filed into the default category. This is not the case with tags. All tags need to be manually added in by the user, therefore, tags are optional to add, or leave them out of a post. There is no limit as to how many tags can be added.

Example: A post filed in the Book Review category can optionally have tags like Fiction, Mystery, Stephen King, etc.

For more information please check out the Post Categories & Tags article.

Blog Post Content

In order to add Blog Post Content you will need to use the default WordPress Text Editor

Here you will be able to add Images, Text, Video, etc.

We do recommend that you take a look at the following article for more info on how to:
Upload Images to Blog Posts
Add Video to Blog Posts

Video Tutorial