en WordPress.com Forums › Support How do I edit a text mistake on a post? Author Posts December 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm #1098520 ldlagarinoMember I posted something today and noticed a mistake. I’m having difficulty correcting it. I wrote the hyphenated word drum-role. It should read drum-roll. The blog I need help with is ldlagarinowordnovice.wordpress.com. December 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm #1098648 timethiefMember You can edit the post and change that. Dashboard > Posts > All Posts hover over the title of the post and click the edit link http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/ January 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm #1098840 andymckellMember When I edited a post – to correct a spelling – the post was re-issued! Is there any way to edit/correct old posts without re-distributing them? Thanks for any help January 19, 2013 at 2:28 am #1098841 raincoasterMember Hmmm, it shouldn’t do that unless you change the date. January 21, 2013 at 7:56 am #1098842 andymckellMember So, I publish a post, then realise it has the wrong category. I edit the post, change the category and then click “update”? And it will not re-post? January 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm #1098843 raincoasterMember No, it shouldn’t. January 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm #1098844 andymckellMember It seems to have worked. I have no idea what happened last time, but I seem to have got it right now. Many thanks! Author Posts The topic ‘How do I edit a text mistake on a post?’ is closed to new replies.