# 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:

 1 2 2016-07-20-writing-jekyll-posts.md 2015-01-03-static-site-generators.markdown 

Recommended Front Matter Defaults:

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 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.

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