How to write a blog post on WordPress

How to write a blog post
Written by Wamiq Ali

So far we have discussed that what is wordpress, how can you choose a wordpress hosting and what to do after having a new wordpress blog. But we haven’t discussed that how actually can you write and publish a post on the wordpress blog. I hope so that you might have selected a good wordpress theme or it can also be the case that you might be using the default official wordpress theme which comes pre-installed with wordpress. The default themes for wordpress are really good which often receive updates from the wordpress. After reading this article you will come to know about writing and composing a blog post on the self hosted wordpress blog. This post is for the newbies which don’t know a word about wordpress.

Login to your Self Hosted WordPress blog dashboard:

This is the first step, you will do every time you want to write something to your blog. This is protected by the username and password which you had choosen at the time of installing the wordpress. The url to your dashboard is something like : www.yoursite.com/wp-admin , after you have written your username and password, just login to your dashboard.

How to compose a post in WordPress after getting into Dashboard:

This is the main part and is quite easy to be adopted. This is the beauty of the wordpress that every new person becomes quite friendly to it’s interface within a short period of time.

How to write a blog post

Adding a New Post in WordPress:

In the dashboard you need to click on the “Add New” in the posts section, like this (just hover on the posts button):

compose post in wordpress

You will be taken to a screen where you actually write and compose a post. Here, you will be able to see the title box for your post, the content box to write the content for your post, the category box in order to give your post a category. I’ll go step by step while demonstrating these things to you with the help of screenshots. See the below screenshot to learn where to write the particular stuff of the post or article:

how to compose wordpress post

Above is the complete guide about the elements of a post. You can also preview your post before publishing and it is a good practise to be done.

Inserting Images to Post:

Add media is really a good option to visually make your post appealing and attractive. You must have images related to your post so that you may be able to insert them into your post. When you will click on the add media while creating your wordpress post then you will have a popup window where you will be able to upload your image. After you have uploaded the image, you will click on insert image into the post but before inserting do check the image customizations and positioning options once the image has been uploaded these options will be shown to you. The available options for the images positions are center, left or align right. Depends on how you want to place the image.

Use of h1, h2 and h3 tags:

In the screenshot I have written that you must use the formatting options, in the formatting tools you can see a drop down selection area where the word “paragraph” is written, here you can choose that what sort of thing you are going to write i-e either it is paragraph, a heading or else a quote. You should use all the available option for the right sort of things, this means don’t use paragraph for what is heading and don’t use the heading format for what is a quote. This way, you can keep the things clear and smart.

Using the wordpress seo options by yoast:

As there is written in the image that a complete guide to using yoast has been pre-published. A link to this guide is as below:

Ultimate Guide to yoast : Make your WordPress post seo friendly

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Wamiq Ali

Programmer, Blogger and an Entrepreneur trying to make this web a better place by making others learn for free.

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