Tips For Beginners

Postleaf offers a simple, modern approach to publishing. It has a beautiful interface and a user experience that most people feel comfortable with right away.

That said, if you've been using another tool for a long time, you may feel some discomfort the first few times you use Postleaf. That's usually because whatever you're trying to do is done a bit differently in Postleaf — and oftentimes things are much easier to do.

Here are some tips for beginners to help you get used to how Postleaf works.

The Admin Panel

The admin panel is located at /admin unless you've set a different slug in your .env file. You can login with your username or email address.

To navigate the admin panel, use the sidebar on the left. Hovering over an icon will expose a tooltip that tells you what it is. After a couple uses, navigation will become second nature.

The Postleaf menu can be accessed by clicking the logo at the top-left of the screen. You can use this menu to edit your profile, leave the admin panel, logout, or launch the Quick Post feature.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Many tasks can be completed faster with the keyboard, especially in the editor. To show the keyboard shortcuts menu, press f1 from anywhere in the admin panel.

File Manager

The File Manager gives you access to all your website's uploads. It can be accessed by pressing ⌘ shift u from anywhere in the admin panel. The File Manager is also used as a file browser throughout the admin panel.

Drag & Drop

You can drag & drop just about anywhere a file is accepted. Try dropping an image onto the editor or onto an image control. You can also drop files onto the File Manager to upload them.

Quick Post

Quick Post is a great way to post an idea or a draft, especially from your mobile device. To access this feature, open the Postleaf Menu by clicking the icon at the top-left of the screen and choose Quick Post.

The Quick Post feature accepts Markdown if you want to use it. Links will be converted to embeds or embed cards when possible.

Responsive Images

All images in your posts will automatically become responsive when your post is rendered. Postleaf does this with a breakthrough feature called Dynamic Images.

Best of all, it works completely behind the scenes, requiring zero interaction from the user.