Feature your group’s news, announcements, commentary or other timely updates using posts.

Posts are a core feature of WordPress sites. As opposed to pages, which are ideal for relatively static or evergreen content, posts are used for dated content such as news, a blog or announcements.

  • When you publish a post, the title and link (along with an optional thumbnail and excerpt) is automatically listed wherever you’ve set posts to appear on your site. This may include a news or blog page, your homepage, or embedded within a category-specific section of your site.
  • Posts are dated and can have authors — unlike people, places and items. By default, the most recent post is listed first.
  • Using categories, you can set which posts show up where.
  • You also control how many posts to show per page, and what information to display with each post.
  • If you’d like to add a news story from another website, your post can link straight to the original using the external news link.

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Posts in action

Shown below: Latest Posts block; full featured list layout; 12 posts per page; displaying category, date, excerpt and thumbnail.

See posts in thumbnail view »

Look for even more examples of post layouts on the Latest Posts block tutorial.

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Microbiome researcher Jeffrey Gordon wins Copley Medal

Gordon is honored for his studies of human gut microbial communities which have led to a fundamental shift in the way scientists understand the relationship between microbes, health and disease. His discoveries have shed new light on, among other things, the origins of two pressing global health problems: obesity and childhood malnutrition.
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Startup Connection announces startups for Venture Showcase

Event takes place at Washington University Nov. 16 Startup Connection, St. Louis’ largest event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, has announced the companies selected to take part in its Venture Showcase Nov. 16 at Washington University in St. Louis. The startups will have the opportunity to pitch their products, services and ideas to the business […]
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Running on solar power

As a student, senior Deko Ricketts explored new technologies to make solar power safer and more efficient. He is among many who launched businesses and developed technologies while earning a degree.
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Database to collect research on cancer mutations

School of Medicine researchers developed an online “knowledgebase” intended to gather and organize the vast body of knowledge known as cancer genomics. The hope is that clinicians can better identify mutations in tumors and targeted drugs.