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How to Write First Blog Post on WordPress

Hi, I am Billal Hosen Rubel. I want to say you who want to be a blogger on WordPress. Then you’re the right person for the tutorial. On the website, we are trying to give a solution to any problem of your blog post as a new one, that you may face.

In this tutorial, we will cover how to create a blog post on WordPress.

During the previous tutorial, we have shown how to register the best domain and hosting. We also have taught how to install WordPress.

It isn’t so critical creating a fruitful WordPress blog. Now we will show how to create a blog post.

Let’s get start –

Admin panel
Admin panel

After logging the admin panel, you will see an admin menu. In this menu, you have an item called posts. Using this item, you can create a fruitful blog post. When you click on posts, it will disclose All Posts, Add New, Categories, and Tags. All of them will help you create a user-friendly blog post.

Admin panel
Admin panel

Using Gutenberg Create a Blog Post

Gutenberg is a modern editor introduced in December 2018. Now we will explain to you how to create a better blog post by using Gutenberg.

Adding Title and Content Blocks

The interface of the WordPress block editor is clean. At the top of the page, you will see a block that is the first block where you will enter your post’s title.

Adding title and content block of a blog post

After writing the title press enter key from your keyboard, then there will create a block. In this block, you add your content. When you need another block, Press on the enter key from your keyboard.

Creating block
Creating Block

Otherwise, when you click on the block, you will see a ‘+’ button. Clicking on it, you can create another block above the block.

Keyboard shortcut
Keyboard shortcut

There are multiple add block buttons on the screen clicking to select and add a block. You can also use a keyboard shortcut by typing ‘/’ to search and add a block.

All the elements of content wrapped in a block. WordPress comes with blocks for all common content items, including the paragraph, columns, images, gallery, embeds, shortcodes, widgets, and more.

Adding images, Videos, and Other

By adding the image block, you can add images clicking on the Upload button then select what you want to add.

Adding image
Adding Image

To add text and image next to each other, you need to use the Media & Text. This block helps you wrap text around the image in WordPress.

Media and text
Media and text

Normally you may add an image with content using the gallery block.

How to add image with text
How to add an image with text

You can display your images in rows and columns with a grid layout by using the Gallery block. Firstly, you need to add the Gallery block and then click on the upload button and select the image from your WordPress media library.

Align icons
Align icons

After uploading an image, you will see three align icons above the image block. When you click the left align icon, the image will be placed on the left side creating text a block on the right side.

While your gallery block is more powerful, you may need other advanced gallery features like albums, image sorting, etc. To get these features, you can use one of these WordPress galleries plugins.

Embedding a video

Do you want to embed a video in your content? Don’t you know how to embed a video in your content? No problem.

When you want to embed a video in your content, you can search Embeds block and add the block.

Embedding a video
Embedding a video

Then you need to copy the URL and past to the block. After that, it will embed.

Embed URL
Embed URL

Adding tags and categories

WordPress content editor is composed of various items. They help create fruitful content. Categories and tags help you organize your content into sections and topics. They also help users to find your content on the search engine. They are very useful for SEO.

Categories and tags

The meta boxes of categories and tags are located in the right-site and under the Document settings.

Adding Feature Image

Almost all WordPress themes support featured image functionality. A feature image that carries the message of the article. It also represents the content. They mainly display on your single posts, blog archive pages, as well as on the home page of news, and blog websites.

Featured image

The option of the featured image you will find in the right-site under the Document settings. To add the featured image to your content, you need to click on the ‘Set featured image’ button and then select or upload the image that you want to use as the featured image.

Adding Excerpts on Your Blog Post

The excerpt is the summary of a blog post. Most WordPress themes can automatically generate the excerpt from the first few lines of your post.

However, this automatic excerpt may not be meaningful and fruitful. So you can manually add an excerpt and, it helps you for SEO.

Adding Excerpts

The excerpt box locates in the right-site under the Document settings.

Changing Post URL Slug or Permalink of Your Blog Post

WordPress automatically takes your post’s title as the permalink. WordPress is the most popular CMS. It is easy to use and for SEO.

To make it more SEO friendly, some users may want to change the permalink that has created automatically. You can change the permalink in two ways.

When you click on the post title, you will see the option to change the permalink above the title block. Another system, under the document settings you will notice tab of the permalink, and from its, you can change the permalink.

Changing Post URL Slug or Permalink of Your Blog Post
Changing Post URL Slug or Permalink

Changing Author of Your Blog Post on Your Website

In your WordPress site may have multi-author. If you want to change a post’s author, assign it to a different author on your website.

The option to change the author locates under the “status and Visibility’ tab in the right sight.

Turn Comment On/Off

WordPress has a commenting system. Any users can leave comments on your post. You can turn off comments for individual posts from the tab under the Document tab.

Pingbacks and Trackbacks

There you will notice the option to allow pingbacks and trackbacks. These allow you and other blogs to notify each other when they link to an article.

Save Draft, Preview, Publish

There are two columns in the default WordPress edit screen. In the left column, you write content and in the left column where have all posts setting including publishing options.

There are two buttons on the left side of the Publishing button. One is the Save Draft. When you write anything on the editor, the button ‘Save Draft’ takes save automatically

Another is a Preview button. Clicking on it, it will open a live preview of your post in a new browser tab.

Save Draft, Preview, Publish
Save Draft, Preview, Publish

Completing your post, you can click on the publishing button to publish your post go live.

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