WordPress blog posts are an essential tool for any website. They help to keep users engaged with fresh, relevant content that can be shared in email newsletters or on social media platforms. In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps of adding a blog post in WordPress.
Adding a WordPress blog post requires some basic steps which will vary depending on the theme and design of your website, but this guide should give you a good overview of what is involved.
Step 1: Getting Started
Log into your website and find the post tab (located on the left hand menu) and click on it.
Step 2: Adding a New Post
Click on “Add New” to create a new blog post.
Step 3: Adding blog information
Your post should have an attention-grabbing title that will draw readers in and tells them what the post will be about.
You simply type in the title in the bar provided.
Select a category for your blog post to help organize your content and make it easier for visitors to navigate your website.
Simply click on “Add New Category”, type in the name and click the add new category button when done.
Some useful category names include:
- Tips and Tricks
- Latest News
Add tags to your blog post to make it easier for search engines to index your content. Tags can help visitors find specific types of posts when they are searching on your website.
Simple type in the tag in the box and press add. If you use some tags more frequently than others, click on the “choose from the most used tags” and select from the list.
Some useful tags include the name of the product or service being reviewed, keywords associated with the blog post, or any other words that you think will help visitors find your content.
This is the image that will appear on your blog post page, so choose something eye-catching and relevant to the topic of your post.
All blog post images must be in landscape format, usually at least 800px wide.
Click on “set featured image” then on the “upload” tab, choose the image from your desktop and set.
This is the most important part of your blog post! Here you will provide high quality information and useful insights on the topic that will engage readers and keep them coming back for more.
WordPress content section is similar to Microsoft word. Here you can write, edit and format the post as you like.
When writing your blog post make sure to include relevant keywords and phrases that will help search engines find your content. It is also important to use headings and subheadings to break up the text and make it easier for readers to read.
You can also customise your post by adding images, videos and other multimedia elements to make it more interesting for readers such as make text bold, italicise words and create lists.
Step 4: Publishing Your Post
Once you are happy with the content of your blog post, it is time to publish it. You have three options here –
- Draft Posts: This will save the post on the backend of your website so that you can come back and edit it later. This is a great option if you are not quite finished or want to come back and make changes before the post goes live.
- Scheduling: If you do not want to publish the post immediately, you can also schedule it for a future date and time. This is useful if there is something specific you want to promote or if you are planning ahead for the future.
- Publish Now: This will publish the post right away so that it is available to readers.
Every theme is different and may require a few extra steps when blogging but these steps are a basic part of any blog post. With this knowledge, you can now create blog posts in WordPress and keep your website up to date with fresh content!
If you need specific help customizing your blog post for a particular theme or need some questions answered, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on email@example.com