Are you excited about putting up content in your new artist blog? It is exciting to write a blog and easy to do in WordPress.
I am going to share with you in this article how to write a blog with your new WordPress site.
Before I start going over the tools that WordPress offers for adding your content, I recommend saving your work.
You can do this on your hard drive, Evernote, or whatever platform you prefer. I also keep a copy of my work saved on a flash drive. This way if something ever happens to your post you will have a copy of your hard work.
Write a Blog in WordPress Tutorial Step by Step
Go to your WordPress dashboard.
Hover over posts located on the right. You will have the option to view all of the posts that you have created, add a new post, categories, and tags.
Click link add new to write a post.
You’ll be redirected to the new post window.
On this page, you will be able to add your post.
Add your post title at the top where it says, “enter title here.”
Always double check to see if you added the title before you hit publish. The title is important for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
If you are familiar with Microsoft Word, you will find the formatting tools easy to understand located at the top.
- Bulleted List
- Numbered List
- Horizontal line
- Align Left
- Align Center
- Align Right
- Insert/Edit Link
- Remove Link
- Insert Read More Tag
- H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6 header, paragraph format
- Text Color
- Paste as Text
- Clear Formatting
- Special Character
- Decrease Indent
- Increase Indent
Clicking the add media link (located at the top left) will allow you to upload images.
On the top right, you will be able to write the post in Visual or Text. Visual shows the post as if it were published. The text is in HTML code.
When you have completed your content, you will be able to publish it. Once you have published your content, it will be available for people to view.
Before you hit publish you will want to:
- Check the permalink. This is located just under the title bar. Edit it if needed.
- Select the category and tags located on the right.
- Preview your post, then publish or schedule your post.
Congratulations on posting your first blog.
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