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How to make your first WordPress post – Absolute beginner WordPress blog guide

Now that you have your WordPress website up and running, it’s time to write your fantastic content and fill it up with your blog posts.

This tutorial is aimed towards the absolute beginner that hasn’t used WordPress (.org the self-hosted one) before.

It is super easy and by the end of this post, you will know how to create posts and how to blog like a pro!

How to login to WordPress? It’s also super easy.

First, you need to login to your dashboard.

Go to your browser and type www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php

Then a screen appears that asks for your username and password. Type them in and click on Login.

You will be then forwarded into your Dashboard. On the left side, there is a black vertical menu column. On the very top of the menu, you see the word Dashboard and right under it, you see the word Posts.

If you click on Posts you will enter the menu area where you are going to creating your very own posts.

Click on Add new.

You will then see an empty post screen. On top, there is the title field where you get to type your post’s title and under it, you see a large empty text area. This is where the magic happens. Here you can start typing your posts and creating your wonderful content.

This is how the one I’m writing right now looks like:

Once you are done you need to publish your blog. There a few more things you need to consider such as the type of post or format and the categories.

Type of posts or Format on WordPress

There are different post formats such as Standard (most common and recommended), gallery, quote, audio, etc.

Wordpress post format

We will stick to Standard for now as this is the default type so you don’t need to do anything else for the moment.

Post categories for WordPress

This is very important for sorting out your posts by theme. The default category on a brand new WordPress website is Uncategorized. We don’t want that.

You can create a few categories based on what you are planning to talk about. If you have a beauty website then maybe you want to have categories such as Cosmetics, Hair products, Body products or anything that is related to your genre.

The easiest way is to go to the categories field on the right of your post and click on Add new Category link, right at the bottom of the existing ones:

add new category

In my blog, I have a few different categories, however, I use mostly Technology as my main category and then, for example, Podcast for the ones I use audio clips.

Once you are done writing your post and you have chosen the right category then the only thing left is to publish it.

Hit the publish button and that’s it.

Your new post is now published and visible to your audience. Wasn’t that easy? Now it’s time to start writing your next post 🙂

Stay tuned for more WordPress tutorials and happy blogging.

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