How to Edit existing Posts in WordPress?

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How do you edit a post that is already published online?

Editing posts in WordPress is very easy. In fact, if you have created a post earlier, then editing a post is no different. Also, it’s the same as editing a page if you have done it before.

Following are the steps to edit a WordPress post.

Go to All Posts

Firstly, go to Posts > All Posts from the WordPress Admin Dashboard area.

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Go to all Posts WordPress Dashboard

On the next page, you’ll see all the available posts on your website. When you hover over the posts, you can see the available operation for that post.

Click on Edit

Now, click on the ‘Edit’ link when hovering over the posts’ title.

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Hover over the Post you want to edit and Click Edit

After that, it will open the Gutenberg post editor – the same interface you used to create a new post.

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Gutenberg Post Editor to edit WordPress Posts

Edit the Post

Now, you can edit the post and make the desired changes.

There, you can add new blocks, add content, or edit existing content. Also, you can drag and move the blocks to re-arrange them in any order.

In addition, you can change different post settings like editing permalinks, selecting tags & categories, adding or changing featured images, etc.

Update the Post

Finally, after you have completed making changes on the post, click on the Update button you see at the top-right of the page.

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Click on Update

If the post is yet to be published, then you’ll see the Publish button. Press the button to publish the update.

Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana

Ankit S J B Rana is a marketing enthusiast originally from the Himalayas of Nepal and currently based out of Bangkok, Thailand.

He is currently the Marketing Director at Mbrella Films and

Marketing With WP is Ankit's blog full of marketing insights to turn your website into a 24 hour marketing machine.

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