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Creating & editing posts in WordPress

Date: July 12, 2011 Author: ang Category: Affordable Web Design Tutorials WordPress Tags: , , Comments: 0

WordPress General Admin Instructions

You must first log into your WordPress website:

login URL: www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin

username: ########

password: ########

When you make a blog post in WordPress you should also assign a category to it. For example if you plan on writing posts about car manufacturers and Honda in particular, your categories could be 'car manufacturers' and 'Honda'.

To create a blog category:

  1. Mouse over the 'Posts' button on the left of the screen & click the down arrow that appears.
  2. Click 'Categories'.
  3. Enter the name of your category in the 'Name' field and click the 'Add New Category' button. If your category is a more specific version of another category, you can use the 'Parent' drop down box to set it's parent category. This is helpful for SEO and navigation purposes.
  4. You can leave the 'Slug' field blank.

To make a blog post:

  1. Click on the 'Posts' button on the left side of the screen.
  2. Click the 'Add New' button.
  3. Enter content into the title field and the main content area.
    NOTE: There are two tabs on the main content field 'Visual', and 'HTML'. With the  'HTML' tab selected you're able to enter/edit html markup in the post body. With the 'Visual' tab selected you are able to use WordPress's built in wysiwyg editor.
  4. Put a check next to each category you think applies to your post under the 'Categories' area on the right side of the screen.
  5. Enter ~6 Tags in the 'Post Tags' area field separated by commas then press the 'Add' button. Tags are keywords relating to the post. For example if I was writing about Honda V.S. Ford, my tags would be 'cars, ford vs honda, honda, ford, car manufacturer'. Tags are good for SEO purposes especially when you have a 'Tag Cloud' on your website.
  6. Click the 'Publish' button.

NOTE: Ideally your blog posts should be around 500 words long. Mentioning the location and service details in your blog posts will help SEO.

To edit blog posts:

  1. Click 'Posts'.
  2. Click the post link you want to edit.
  3. Make your changes and click the 'Update' button.

 

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