Lee Odden

Blogging 101: How to post to a WordPress blog.

Lee Odden     Blogging Strategy

Since I help a lot of people get up and running on blogging I thought I’d document the process of posting to a WordPress blog.

1) Login to the blog: http://www.your-blog.com/wp-login.php

Wordpress Login Screen

2) Click on the write tab.

Wordpress Write Tab

3) Write your post title in the title box. Keep any important keywords or phrases related to this post in mind.

4) Write what you want to say in the post box.

I’d highly recommend not copying and pasting from any Microsoft product as it’ll bring in all the same formatting and special characters. This can cause havoc with formatting. If you are using Firefox, it’ll also keep the same formatting (colors, fonts, links) if you copy out of Thunderbird or off a webpage. Instead, copy any text to a plain texxt document (Notepad or TextEdit) to remove all the formatting.

5) Format, link and add images as you see fit.

6) Click on the + sign next to categories on the right side, blue area. Choose the categories to associate with this post or add new categories by entering them into the input box and hitting add.

7) Hit publish to make it live or save to save it and not make it live or save and continue editing to save it, not make it live and continue editing.

Wordpress Post Page

That’s the basics. Any questions? 🙂

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.