In previous tutorials, we looked at adding posts and pages, using the WordPress text editor and managing users. This time I wanted to look at using the WordPress interface so that you manage your posts and pages more efficiently; hopefully building your confidence using WordPress and saving you time.

We’re primarily going to be looking at All Posts (most of what we are going to look at also applies to All Pages), which is a page in your WordPress system. It lists out all your posts and looks something like this:

Click the numbers to scroll down the page


1. Add New

This is simply a button that will allow you to add a new post.

2. Text Links

These links allow you to list All, Published, Draft and Trashed posts as well as telling how many exist.

3. Filters and Bulk Actions

You can use the filters to sort the posts by categories or date.

The Bulk Actions can be used to trash, change Author, select categories or a number of other actions to multiple posts. Use the checkbox next to the post title to select which posts you wish to apply the bulk action to.


4. Search

Use this to search your posts titles and content.

5. Screen Options and Help

By clicking the screen options tab,  a number of options will appear. You can use this to determine what is visible on this particular screen and also, you can change the number of posts listed.


The help tab will give you some useful tips.

6. Pagination

By default you will see a list of 20 posts per page. Use the pagination to click through to the next list of posts. The number of posts displayed can be altered in Screen options.

7. Column Title

By clicking the blue column titles (in this case “Title” or “Date”), WordPress will re-order the post list in alphabetical or date order respectively.

8. Post Title

This is the post title; clicking on it will take you through to the editing screen.

9. Actions links

The action links appear when you hover your mouse over the post title and give you the option to Edit, Quick Edit, Trash or View the post. Quick Edit will display a drop down with a number of basic settings that can be altered, such as the Title, URL, Author and Published Status.


10. Sticky

This lets you know whether a post is sticky. A sticky post will normally remain as the first post on your blog.

11. Author

These are the author associated with this post. Clicking on this will show you a list of all the posts in written by this author.

12. Categories

These are the categories associated with this post. Clicking on anyone of these will show you a list of all the posts in this category.

13. Tags

These are the tags associated with this post. Clicking on anyone of these will show you a list of all the posts related to this tag.