How to post a blog on WordPress

In this guide, we show you how to add a new post to WordPress.

how to post a blog on wordpress

At the core of WordPress is it’s fantastic blog. We show you how easy it is to add a new post and also give some guidance on best SEO practices as well.

Here’s how to post a blog on WordPress

  1. Log in to your WordPress Admin Panel (Dashboard) – the URL is generally like this
    WordPress Login
  2. Click the ‘Posts’ tab in the main menu
  3. Click the ‘Add New’ sub-tab
    WordPress Posts tab
  4. Enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it
    WordPress Post TitleWordPress Post Story
  5. Once you’re ready to publish, click the blue ‘publish’ button

Give your WordPress post a category

By default, your new post will be added to the ‘Uncategorized’ category.

You can add more categories by:

  1. Clicking +Add New Category
  2. Give the category a name
  3. Click the ‘Add New Category’ button
  4. Then click the blue ‘update’ button to update your post with the new category

Pro tip

When we setup WordPress, we usually rename the ‘Uncategorized’ category ‘blog’ or ‘news’. So, when you create your new post and forget to give it a category, it will have blog or news applied by default.

To edit post category names do the following:

  1. Click the ‘Posts’ tab, then click the ‘Categories’ sub-tab
    WordPress uncategorized category
  2. Click the ‘Uncategorized’ category, this will take you into the edit window
  3. Change the Name to ‘Blog’ and the Slug (the URL friendly bit) to ‘blog’ (lowercase)
    Change WordPress Category
  4. Once you’re finished click the Update button at the bottom of the page

Set a featured image

Every post should have a main image, it makes the most more attractive, and therefore user friendly, plus it’s good SEO practice to have a mix of content i.e. images and text.

  1. Scroll toward the bottom of your post edit screen and find the Featured Image section
    Set Featured Image
  2. Click ‘Set featured image’ and the Add media window will popup
    WordPress add image
  3. To upload a file, click the ‘Select Files’ button and find the image you want to upload
  4. When the image is uploaded fill in the Alt tag field
  5. Pro tip: In the Alt tag field make it Google friendly by inserting a keyword or key phrase. In our case we insert ‘a New post in WordPress’
    Add new post in WordPress
  6. Click ‘Set featured image’ and your all done

Now click the ‘Update’ button and your post is ready to be released into the wild! Have fun.

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