Creating and Editing Posts

Creating a new post

To create a new article, click the New Post link in the sidebar. This will bring you to the post editor.

Editing an existing post

To view all your articles, click on the All Posts link in the sidebar.
The list is separated into 3 tabs: Drafts, Published and Scheduled.

  • Drafts are posts you have saved, but have no published date.
  • Published posts have been published and are now visible to the public.
  • Scheduled posts have a published date set in the future and will automatically be available to the public when that date reaches.

When you find the post you want to edit, click on it and it will take you to the post editor.

Post Fields

The title

This is the only required field. Every post must have a title.

Tags

You can add tags to your posts. Tags are comma separated.
For example, business, family, new year: This becomes 3 tags:

  1. business
  2. family
  3. new year

NOTE: There is no need to add # to your tags. If you do, the # is assumed to be part of the tag.

See more: Post Tags

Content

This is the main body of your post. It is written in Markdown to enable any formatting. See the section on wirting in markdown

Writing in Markdown

Post content is written in markdown. This is a very popular system for creating formatted text.

There is A LOT of great content about markdown on the web, here is a few we recommend.

  1. MarkdownTutorial.com: A nice interactive tutorial that teaches the basics of using Markdown.
  2. MarkdownGuide.org: A great website with introductions, cheat sheets and references.

Note: Most markdown implementations are similar, but to follow the best (most stable standards), we implement both the Commonmark and GitHub Flavoured Markdown (GFM) specifications.

The ToolBar

At the top of the editor, there is a toolbar that adds some helpful tools.

  • Headings: The heading icon toggles the heading level of the current link. Starts from h1 to h6 and then turns it off.
  • Bold, Italic, Strikethrough
  • Quote
  • Numbered and Bullet Lists
  • Link
  • Code
  • Horizontal Rule
  • Clean Block: Clears all the formatting on the selected text.
  • Image: Insert an image into the post. This will open a file picker where you can upload images too.
  • Full Screen: Toggle Full Screen mode, in case you want to write without distractions.
  • PREVIEW: To preview your post. This shows how the post will look right in the editor. You can switch back to writing by clicking it again.
  • SETTINGS: Open the post settings. Read more

See Also

Demo

Check out the Demo to see how everything works without having to sign up.