Updated December 2020

Adding a blog post in WordPress is about as easy as sending an email. Once you understand the basics you’ll be well on your way to creating your first post.

Luckily WordPress makes managing websites easy and at the core of that ease is creating a page or post. Use the WordPress editor to write/create the post (no need to start in a Word Doc).

Access Your WordPress Website

Typically, in order to access your site you will visit your URL in the browser and add this to the end: /wp-admin/ For example yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/.

At this point you’ll then login, if you’ve forgotten your password click “Lost your password?”. Once you’ve logged in you’ll be ready to add a new post.

Log into WordPress

Add New Post

Once within the dashboard of WordPress you’ll hover over posts in the sidebar, then click “Add New”.

Add New Post in WordPress

Creating Your New Post

You’ll first want to create a title for your new blog post. This is important to the search engines (like Google). This is one of the major factors in letting search engines know what the blog post is about.

Also, make sure your new blog post title is written in way that’s interesting to your target audience.

Creating Your Title for a WordPress Blog Post

Next, you’ll create your content for the page. Here you’ll typically write content and add images.

If you have a WordPress website with built in Gutenberg Blocks you’ll want to use them to make the content flow better and be more engaging for your readers.

Best Practices for a Blog Post

Good Content

Make the content easily scannable by the reader. Make it easy for them to find what they’re there for. To do this make sure you use titles, short paragraphs and lists and make important points stand out. Here’s an example:

Organized Content in Blog Posts
Use Headers

Add headers and sub-headers appropriately (to do this you’ll highlight the text you plan on making a header, then select H2-H6). Tip: never more than one H1 on a page (the H1 will be your title).

Title and Meta Description

Powerful (useful) Title + Title and Meta Description (for Search Engines)

Add Categories

You can easily add categories to your blog post any time. Check your previously added categories or create a new one.

Add a Featured Image

Not only do featured images show when shared in some social media outlets but they also help to engage readers. If you’re able to create a featured image, do it.

Publish Your WordPress Blog Post

When you’re ready you can either immediately publish your post or you can schedule it for a later date and time, the choice is yours.

Publish WordPress Blog Post

While there are more options when creating a blog post we’ll leave it at that. Explore what WordPress has to offer and let us know any tricks that have helped you while creating a blog post in WordPress.

Talk to an WordPress Developer

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