One of the many benefits of WordPress is that you can immediately publish and edit content.
Web developers call the ability to edit and publish content immediately having a “dynamic” website; what’s even better than having a dynamic website for your business website is that with WordPress being as easy to use as Microsoft Word, you can manage, edit and publish to your business website or blog.
So if you’re a small business wanting to run your business website or blog, WordPress is the best software.
There are many things you can do to avoid long emails to your web developers listing site changes. But WordPress lets you “say goodbye” to miscommunications about your website.
You can set up a WordPress website yourself (or get someone to set up your WordPress business website for you in 14 days) and then self-manage your business website afterwards.
But sometimes you publish a post you want to delete…
You think, “I’ll just go to the post and use the ‘delete’ option”. Well, it’s really important that you understand, not all definitions are created equally across computer softwares.
If you delete a WordPress post and the post was already published: you simply are deleting the post from your WordPress dashboard. You aren’t deleting the post from your website.
HERE’S HOW TO DELETE A PUBLISHED WORDPRESS POST or PAGE…
If you are going to delete a post, you have to unpublish it first.
1) Go to Posts in your dashboard, select the post and click “edit”.
2) Then, in the box that offers you to “Save draft” or to “Publish” your post, you
need to change the “status” of the post, so click “edit status”.
3) Change your WordPress post status to “draft”, click OK and then “update”. Voila, the post will no longer appear on your WordPress business blog or site.
After you have done these three steps, you can delete the post permanently and it will not appear online nor in your WordPress dashboard.
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