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Creating Your First Blog Post With WordPress | Step By Step Guide

02 Jul
Creating Your First Blog Post With WordPress | Step By Step Guide

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First Steps

When YOU created YOUR account on the blogging platform “WordPress” OR when YOU received an invitation on a collaboration blog, most people will have a problem on How To start their first blog post. Here is an easy to follow step by step guide.

First step is looking on the left hand navigation side bar, see screenshot below, please.
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Click on the buttons “Posts“, followed by “Add New“.

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YOU will see now the following screen, see screenshot below, please.

 

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First have a look NOW on the right hand navigation bar and click on the button “Visibility: Public” ===> Edit <===, see “red arrow”.


Following screen (see screenshot below, please) will appear.

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The navigation box will pop up and YOU will see more options. Check the “circle” ===> “Private” <=== followed by a click on the button “OK“. YOUR blog post will be NOW “Private“, thus meaning that ONLY YOU can see it and nobody else (NOT PUBLIC PUBLISHING).

WHY this? As YOU are NOT YET comfortable with editing, so this is the BEST way to start as nobody else will see what YOU are doing 😉 NOW YOU can experiment around to learn all the different possibilities

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Learn more:

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Now when YOU want to see how YOUR blog post will look and how others would see it as well, YOU MUST first publish YOUR post, to do so check screenshot below, please.

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On right hand navigation side bar in the editing mode, click the button “Publish“.


NOW YOU will see how YOUR blog post would look in reality. BUT, as already said: it is STILL “PRIVATE” and nobody else could see it! Check screenshot below, please. YOU will see the word “Private” in front of the title of YOUR blog post, this shows YOU that it is NOT YET published to “Public“.

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Switch sometimes between “Editing” and “Publish” to control YOUR precious work and to work on it for excellence 😉 Once satisfied with YOUR creation, make it “Public” by going to the right hand side navigation box and check the “circle” “Public“, followed by a click on the button “OK“.

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WHAT’S BEST way to create a blog post?

That’s a question I get asked very often, so let us go for it: I will show YOU some tips and tricks 😉

Make sure NOT to loose the point about WHAT YOU want to post, so to do this start YOUR blog post first with some keywords and small phrases, remember that it is STILL in “Private Mode“, so GO for writing! Let it go, let it flow…

Here my keywords for creating this blog: first steps, screenshots, easy explaining, no technical words, explaining with simple words, step by step guide, asking for feedback, finding out where learners have problems and adapting (update) the blog post, creating a video about it on How To…

YOU might have remarked ALSO that I use a lot of “BOLD” in my blog posts!? WHY? That are the MOST important parts to remember in my posts. TIP: ONLY read the “BOLD” and YOU would be able to understand 😉

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WHAT’S next step?

As YOU want that YOUR blog post(s) will get found by the “Search Engines” (Google, Bing, Yahoo &…) and that YOUR readers will be able to see about WHAT YOU are writing, it is very IMPORTANT to create “Categories” and ALSO “Tags“! YOU can edit them in the right hand side navigation bar.

Check screenshot below, please.

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Click on “+Add New Category” and insert YOUR text in the field, followed by a hit of the “Return-key of your computer”. Add as much as necessary, BUT NOT too much… I will explain in an next UPDATE why…

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Next is to add the “Tags“, YOU find it also the right hand side navigation bar, check screenshot below, please.

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Insert in the text field YOUR “Tags” and click the button “Add“..

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Stay tuned for next blog posts and for updates for this post 😉

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16 responses to “Creating Your First Blog Post With WordPress | Step By Step Guide

  1. coachpanther

    October 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Reblogged this on CoachPanther.

     

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