Navigate to Dashboard -> Posts -> Add New to see the post edit screen. From here scroll down until you see the "General Post Options" meta box.
This meta box holds all of the options for your post such as sidebar layout, custom background, intro settings, etc etc.
When creating posts don't forget to assign a category to your post and set the featured image.
You can select what type of sidebar layout you would like to use for your page by clicking on the appropriate image. Currently there are three layouts you can use: full width, left sidebar, right sidebar.
Depending on which theme your using you can upload a custom background to be used on this specific post. This image will replace your default background.
The two options beneath are for using a full screen background and having it fade in as the post is loaded.
When using a sidebar with your post you can choose one of your custom sidebars to display instead of the default. See the sidebars tab for learning how to create custom sidebars.
The featured image option usually displays on the right hand side of the post edit screen.
It is used in lots of various places such as in the blog as a post thumbnail, recent & popular post modules, and also in certain widgets so it's important to remember to set one.
Click on the "Set Featured Image" link and follow the on screen prompts to set it.
The featured video is pretty much the same as the featured image except instead of displaying an image your displaying a video. You will need to paste the URL to your youtube or vimeo video here.
Disable post features
The next three options will let you disable certain features of the post.
If the featured image is set then when in the single post view there will be a large image displayed. You can disable that with the first option.
The breadcrumbs display near the post intro and they let the user know where they are at.
The social bookmarks module is a small bar that displays beneath your post content.
You can also globally disable these areas in the admin panel options.
The Intro is a combination of the post title and teaser text which will display above your post and beneath your header. The default setting will be used unless you choose something else here. You can set the default behaviour in the general settings tab.
The teaser text accepts shortcodes so feel free to experiment. There is also an option for custom html in case you want to get creative.
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So be sure to remove those before hand.