Thanks for joining Anne and I once again for Blogging Basics! Today we’re discussing the anatomy of a WordPress post.
I don’t want to bombard you with WordPress talk. I’ve had several bloggers ask me about my experience and I did the same before I decided to make the jump myself. It’s a big commitment to change your platform! And like I always say- your platform doesn’t matter: content, site design, and the personality of the blogger mean so much more to me. I am drawn to kind, empowering women first and foremost. Many of the blogs I read every day use Blogger. My desire to migrate came down to efficiency and ease of use. I find WordPress easier to use since I’m not a code genius! The irony of switching is that I’m now managing the Blogger site at work: looks like I’ll be learning HTML after all! 😉
I’m still getting my feet wet, but I know many of you are intimidated by the WordPress interface. Time for a quick walk through post creation:
Here’s where you access posts, pages, plugins, tools, SEO, etc:
I won’t delve into it, but wanted you to see it’s all easily accessible!
Creating a post:
Creating a post is much simpler than I could have imagined. Select “Add New”, enter title, compose post, add photos and links, and publish. Don’t forget to save your drafts!
To add photos, select “Add Media.” From there you can upload and select files.
You can add and select categories for each post:
And once you’re satisfied, publish or schedule your post! I always preview, too, to make sure nothing is wonky.
Easy, right? You might not be able to tell, but I write “how-to” guides for a living. Somehow that doesn’t always translate to my blog, so please let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Obviously I’m barely scratching the surface, so if you’re considering a switch and feel intimidated, give me a shout!
And make sure to check out Anne’s post! She’s been at this WordPress thing longer than I have and is my go-to for questions!