WordPress - Quick Drafts

Utilize the Quick Drafts feature on your WordPress Dashboard to write drafts of post ideas to refine later. The Quick Draft feature automatically adds your posts to your "drafts" for future access; they are not published to your site until you review and post them.

To make a Quick Draft post:
  1. Visit your WordPress Dashboard. 
    WordPress Dashboard

  2. Locate your Quick Draft Widget. This widget may be minimized, if so, expand widget and begin your draft.  

    expand widgets › quickpost

  3. Once you have completed your drafted post, select the blue Save Draft button at the bottom of the screen. A successful save will prompt a notice detailing that your draft was saved, the title of the draft, and the date. 

    quick draft saved

  4. Once you are ready to publish your draft, you may access them by visiting the Post link on your sidebar. Within the Post link, select All Posts

    post tabs

  5. This will direct you to the Posts list. From this list, you will be able to see your Quick Draft as well as any other drafts and posts that you have made. 

    edit drafts
    From here, you can select Edit to continue editing in the post editor as well as add tags, media, comments. You can also select Quick Edit to do simple changes, Trash to delete the drafted post, and Preview to see what the post would look like published on your website. 
For more information, please visit NMSU WordPress Video Tutorials

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.

Keywords:wordpress use quick drafts dashboard link   Doc ID:73369
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-05-18 11:03 MDTUpdated:2017-05-18 11:36 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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