Working with Posts

Posts are stored in the `_posts` directory and named according to the `YEAR-MONTH-DAY-title.MARKUP` format as per [the usual]( Where `YEAR` is a four-digit number, `MONTH` and `DAY` are both two-digit numbers, and `MARKUP` is the file extension representing the format used in the file. For example, the following are examples of valid post filenames: ``` 2015-01-03-static-site-generators.markdown ``` **Recommended Front Matter Defaults:** ```yaml defaults: # _posts - scope: path: "" type: posts values: layout: single author_profile: true read_time: true comments: true share: true related: true ``` Adding the above to `_config.yml` will assign the `single` layout and enable: *author profile*, *reading time*, *comments*, [*social sharing links*](, and *related posts*, for all posts. **ProTip:** Remember to write unique `excerpt` descriptions for each post for improved SEO and archive listings. {: .notice--info}