If you’re already in the WordPress domain, you know the potential of having a blog on your website.
Did you know that businesses incorporating blogs into their content marketing strategy rake in 67% more leads than those who don’t?
And remember the SEO wonders blogging can do for your site.
But no worries! Learning the ropes of creating a blog on WordPress is easy, and this post will guide you through the steps.
1. Add a New Post
Log in to your WordPress administrator dashboard and head to “Posts” in the left menu. Select “All Posts” to manage your existing content or start a fresh one.
Use the “Bulk Actions” button for efficiency as your blog grows.
2. Add content
You’ve got a blank canvas to fill with your creative genius. Before you start, save your work or draft it in a separate document to avoid hiccups with the internet connection.
Copy-paste your Content into WordPress, which uses a block editor – each section of Content gets its block.
Are you feeling stuck? Explore How To Add/Update FAQ Content With Elementor.
Now, let’s talk about images. They’re the tour guides of your post, so keep them neat. Select your image, just click the “+” sign and select “Image”. Choose an alignment; let’s stick with the center for consistency.
Upload from your computer, media library, or a URL. Don’t forget alt text for accessibility and SEO. Add multiple images for longer articles.
Quickly hyperlink text using the link icon or keyboard shortcuts (Command+K for Mac, Control+K for PC). Consider opening external links in a new tab.
3. Format the Post
Organize your content for optimal readability. Use headings (H1, H2, H3) to guide readers and search engines through a hierarchy—formatted image by selecting them and adjusting their alignment.
Consistency in formatting enhances the user experience.
Let’s break it down simply.
H1, it’s the title at the top of the page, and your blog only needs one. Adding more? Not a good idea. Google and your readers might get lost. Stick to one H1.
Now, H2s are your subtopics. They come after H1, giving structure to your post. If you’re gunning for that Google spotlight, sprinkle a few H2s with your keywords. Don’t go overboard; we aim for balance here.
Following the ranks, H3s step in. Picture them as subcategories under H2s. Let’s say you’re writing a blog about top dog breeds for families.
Your H1 shouts, “How to Create an XML Sitemap”. H2s jump in with “What are XML Sitemaps?”, “When You Need an XML Sitemap”, and “Step-By-Step on How to Create Xml Sitemap”.
Now, under the second H2, roll out the H3s — “Inventory Your Website Pages”, “Choose a Sitemap Generator,” and “Generate Your XML Sitemap”.
You can also add some H4s under each H3 and spill the extra info. This neat hierarchy isn’t just for show; it’s reader-friendly and makes Google approve.
4. Preview the Post
Before the grand reveal, preview your post for errors. Choose between desktop, tablet, or mobile previews for the perfect look.
Resist the urge to skip the preview step – your final check for content, formatting, and user experience. To see the preview of your blog, just click the window icon and the arrow. See the icons highlighted with red in the picture.
5. Publish the Post
You’re almost there! Click “Publish” in the top right corner. Opt for “Public” to share your post with the world. Schedule posts for the future, add tags for organization. Now, your blog is live!
Don’t forget to add Tags!
Think of tags as little labels that help your readers find related content easily. While it’s totally optional, leaving them blank is excellent if you still need to figure out your tagging strategy.
Guess what? Your blog post is now live on the web!
As your blog gets bigger and you start sharing your thoughts, adding tags becomes pretty handy. It helps visitors smoothly explore your content.
Plus, it’s a neat trick for you, too – navigating through your posts and adding related links is a breeze.
And when you’ve got your tag game strong, don’t forget to reevaluate and sprinkle some on your older content, too.
Meta Tags are also important to fill in
Part of creating a blog in WordPress is ensuring that you don’t forget to fill in the meta tags (meta titles and meta descriptions) under Yoast SEO plugin.
This is important to optimize your blog’s search engine performance.
Creating a blog in WordPress is a snap when you follow these steps. From adding content to formatting and finally hitting that “Publish” button, you’re now equipped to embark on your blogging journey.
Remember, as your blog grows, keep refining and adding those tags for a seamless user experience.