Creating A WordPress Website Blog Post

October 31, 2016 How To Guides Tags: ,

Your new WordPress Website Blog is now ready and you are going to start creating new posts. This post will help you understand the different elements of your WordPress blog.

 

Theory 101

To begin with, it’s important to note that your website has a front-end and back-end section. The back-end, also known as the WordPress admin area, is password protected. It’s where you will create your posts. The front-end is typically not password protected and is what visitors see when they visit your site.

Themes drive the experience.

WordPress uses “themes” as a way to visually display the content that you enter into your WordPress Admin Area. If you use our Web Design Services, we will create a custom theme for your company, brand or blog. In order to modify a WordPress Theme, you need to be proficient in PHP, HTML, JS & CSS code languages (that’s why it’s better to hire an expert). Themes dynamically display things like the featured image, title, categories and more for each post! Once your theme is setup, then you can focus on creating your content. The primary elements of all WordPress Blog Posts are the following:

  1. Title
  2. Content
  3. Excerpt
  4. Category
  5. Tags
  6. Published Date
  7. Visibility
  8. Status

WordPress Admin Area is where you enter content.

For your WordPress Website Blog posts to be working at 100%, your theme needs to be set to display all of the items listed above. You also need to know how to edit each of these elements. What’s great about WordPress is that you don’t have to know code to edit the WordPress Admin Area. These areas can be edited using WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors. If your theme developer did a good job, then what you enter in the WordPress Admin Area will be displayed beautifully on your WordPress Website Blog. If they aren’t, perhaps you should consult our WordPress Website Design Services. The following steps will guide you through editing in the back-end WordPress Admin Area.

 

How-To Guide

Step 1: Login To WordPress Website Blog

Most WordPress websites have an admin login area that can be found by going to http://yourcoolsite.com/wp-admin. Of course, you would replace “yourcoolsite.com” with your actual website. Your username and password should have been provided to you be the person who created your website. Or maybe, you created it yourself! Whichever is the case, login and proceed to the next step.

 

Wordpress Website Blog Admin Login
Example Admin Login Area for a WordPress Website.

 

Step 2: Go To Posts & Create New

Once you login to your WordPress Admin Area, you will be taken to the Dashboard. From here, you will see a primary sidebar menu on the left-hand side. This is where you will access different sections of your website to edit. To edit blog posts, you will click on “Posts” in that sidebar menu. On the following screen, select either the post you want to edit or create a new one by clicking on the “Add New” button.

 

Wordpress Website Blog Posts Section
Example of a “Posts” section of a WordPress Website.

 

Step 3: Create, Edit & Publish

The final step in this process is to enter the content for the WordPress Blog Post. In the main body, you will see the option to edit the Title, Content & Except. In the right sidebar, you have the option to put the post in Categories as well as add Tags. It’s important to assign a featured image to every blog post. With social media sharing, all blog posts typically have a preview image. You can set that image by always setting the featured image (not to mention your posts will look better).

 

Wordpress Website Blog Post Editor
Example of Post Editor section of WordPress Website.

 

It’s important to mix up your content with Headings, Lists, Images and Captions. You can easily add images to your blog post by clicking on the “Add Media” button just above the content editor. Take some time to notice things about your favorite blogs and what you like most about their posts. You can learn more about our WordPress Web Design services by clicking here.

Inspyre specializes in making highly custom themes for WordPress Websites that are specific to our clients very discerning tastes. We work with companies around the world because we always offer fast turnarounds with the most superior quality. Wordpress is our expertise.

 

 

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