If you just created your blog, selected your best WordPress web hosting and created a good-looking theme, then the first question to ask is how to write a blog post in WordPress, you’re not alone, it’s the first question to ask when a new blogger want to start, things seem difficult first but you will find your way if you understand this post. I’ll show you how to write a blog post in WordPress without editing Html and any other code, you need to write a simple text and you’ll get all the text editor options in your dashboard using simple tips and plugin.
You can also read: How to write a good blog post.
The biggest problem that new blogger find is when clicking that famous “new post” link, and things will be much more complicated when you find yourself with two type of text, Visual and Text, now stop think about problems and follow me:
Before starting your first blog post, install this plugin to make things easier than you imagine:
Login to your WordPress admin page, login and click on Plugins,then Add New as below:
Now you get a search box to find a new plugin in the WordPress plugins directory, you firs plugin that will be your best friend is the one that ill let you edit text, add bold, size and all the text editing options you need. in the search box, add TinyMCE Advanced as it then click the “search plugins” button as below:
You will get a list of plugins with a similar name, but the firs one will be the exact search as “TinyMCE Advanced“, click the “install Now” link as the screenshot below then click activate.
Then activate your plugin, by clicking activate.
The plugin is activated and functional, it adds many options to the default WordPress text editor, for example, you can adjust the text, bold words and add links and images with a simple click and best of all you don’t have to edit any Html codes.
Writing your first WordPress post
Now all the problems with editing your text are solved with the above plugin, let’s start writing your firs WordPress blog post, it will be simple as before,just click Posts, then Add New as below:
Now, you have the blog post page with your text editor and many options:
As you can see the plugin that you’ve installed added options and text editor function to make things easy for you, Write your text directly in the WordPress editor and you will love it, it’s easy, simple, and you don’t need to copy and past from other sources, but if you have a text and you need to bring it to yo post, just use the copy past option as normal text with Microsoft Word or any other text editor.
You can preview your post before publishing it, just click the “Preview” button and a new window will be opened with your blog post, if you think that you can tell the world about your post, just click the “Publish” blue button, and all is done.
Another important thing is to set your blog posts search engine friendly and you really make things more easy for Google crawlers and then get a good Google ranking,by default, WordPress give your post a unique ID with your blog address, it’s in this form
To make that default non friendly URL, you need to add your blog post title to the end of that Url instead of numbers. To do that, Click Settings, then Permalinks as below:
Final step is selecting your blog post Url as Post Name as below:
You just used the best URL structure for your blog, all your posts URL will be as:
I hope that you learned how to write a blog post in WordPress, if you need more tutorials, check our other posts or simply ask any question in your mind and don’t forget to subscribe to stay updated and get free tips, we’re here to help for free,it’s your start and we should support you and solve problems as we can.
If you need to add more text editor options, you can just Click Settings, then TinyMCE Advanced and drag and drop any option.
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Fathi Arfaoui is a Physicist, and owner of this site. He shares WordPress and Blogging tips to build a better blog and succeed online with the right marketing strategies and business in general.