Good day! In this article, I’m going in details with the WordPress Blogging Tips for your profitable blog. I am going to teach you with step by step guide how to write or start a blog on WordPress Platform.
I have written on alrenpages.com about WordPress is the best content management system ever. If you have read that and you follow here, it means you are now ready and would like to start a blog online.
Okay, if possible bookmark first this WordPress blogging tips page for future purposes.
Assuming you already have an account on any web hosting with the WordPress installed.
When I started alrenpages.com blog, I did not know very well how to use WP platform. I’ve spent a lot of time repeatedly to make sure I may become an expert.
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Table Of Contents
- 1 WordPress Blogging Tips The Step By Step Guide Guide To Start A Blog
- 2 Step #1: Open Your WordPress Account
- 3 Step #2: Login To WordPress
- 4 Step #3: Open The Post Text Area
- 5 The Text Area
- 6 Step #4: Write Your Post
- 7 The Visual Area
- 8 Visual Area Options
- 9 Step #5: Publish Your Post
- 10 The Publish Option Box
- 11 Step #6: Make A Homepage
- 12 Your Website Setup – Homepage
- 13 The Visibility Option Box
- 14 Congratulations!
WordPress Blogging Tips The Step By Step Guide Guide To Start A Blog
Let’s now proceed to step one.
Step #1: Open Your WordPress Account
WordPress sent you an email for your login information after you have completely installed their system in your web hosting – the username or email address and password.
You can login to your WP account using the login information by clicking the link they sent you in the email or by typing in your browser your domain name plus WordPress login code.
Example: yourdomain.com/wp-admin or yourdomain.com/wp-login.php –mine is alrenpages.com/wp-admin.
Step #2: Login To WordPress
As you see the screenshot below it will pop up if you typed correctly in your browser your domain name with the login information (WP code) sent to you via email.
Write your username or email address in the first bar. Be sure not to forget to write your password and hit login. You are now ready to go!
Step #3: Open The Post Text Area
From your WordPress Dashboard at the right side, open “Posts” click “Add New” in the left column.
The Text Area
When it is open, you will see the text area that looks like notepad in your computer if you are familiar with it. Look that screenshot below that’s the text area which you can write, add photos, movies, links and so forth you want to post online.
In this area, it needs more knowledge about how to apply HTML codes. For the beginners, they need to switch to the visual area. The details are in step number four.
Step #4: Write Your Post
Before writing anything – for the beginners be sure to click the visual button. That’s beside the text button at the top corner of the right side of the text area. Through this format, you will be typing your post or articles much like when you are writing in Microsoft Word.
The Visual Area
If you cannot see the other options on the top row like what you see on the photo above or like in Microsoft word, click the “visual” button to make them show up.
Write the title of your post not more than 65 letters in the title tab at the top.
Visual Area Options
In the visual area, you have editing and formatting options at the top such as bold, italic, centering, headings, and more. The visual area is for the easiest writing. In case you need to enter HTML, switch to the Text button – this area is for those who knew HTML coding.
You can also add photos, movies and PDF files by uploading them using the “Add Media button. Click the “Add Media” button at the top of your post window to upload from your computer those files. When uploading is done click “Insert into Post.”
In creating a link to your post – highlight the text you want to make a link and click the link icon. It looks like a chain – in the formatting area at the top row. When a popup appears to write or paste the URL, you want the link to go on.
You can also save your work if in case you don’t want it to publish online by clicking on save draft button at the right sidebar. It is so essential when you setup your website.
If you want to see on your browser your post, click the “preview” button.
Step #5: Publish Your Post
When your job is already complete, you can publish it online by clicking the blue button “Publish” at the right side area. After hitting the publish button, your post is now live online.
Remember, saving your draft is helpful if you are not quite ready for your post to go live. It is not necessary to click the publish button if you are not yet finished editing- just keep it saved. At any time you can go back and add or edit your post before you hit publish button.
Clicking the publish button will make your post go live online immediately.
The Publish Option Box
Other WordPress skin may have a green or different colors. Especially the save and the publish button and other options. Yours might not be the same what you see here, but just only colors.
Step #6: Make A Homepage
Your first or latest posts can be the first page of your website – homepage like www.yourdomainname.com – using the sticky post option.
Your Website Setup – Homepage
To make it sure seen on your site, go to setting and check the “Your Latest Posts.” Before you leave, make sure to save your work by clicking Save changes button as shown below.
If you want your first post to be seen online – on your homepage – when you type in your browser area your domain name like yourdomainname.com, make sure to check edit link after the public option and test the box to stick this post to the front page.
If you do not check that, your post is not on your homepage.
The Visibility Option Box
You have many options when starting a website setup as shown in this box. You can make your post public, private or password protected. The public is when you make it available online. Private will not be open to all publicly.
If you make your post password protected no one can open it unless they will correctly type the password you set.
You can also schedule your post to publish at a later time if you would like. Just click the Edit link – next to Publish immediately – and you’ll be able to choose a date and time for publication. Click OK to make the Publish button change to Schedule.
Remember, setting the planned when to publish your post. You must make sure you click the “Schedule” button, so it will publish itself at the time you specified.
You Successfully follow the WordPress Blogging Tips To Start A Blog.
Now, you have completed your first post by following the WordPress Blogging Tips.
Finally, your website setup is now up and running online.
You can repeat it without a limit as you would like to post as many as you can. You can also improve your experiences in WordPress as you go on.
There is more in this tutorial, stay tuned for the next post.
I hope you will leave a comment if you have some questions and in need of help.