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How to Post on Word Press

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  2. 2. <ul><li>Sign in with username & password. </li></ul><ul><li>Click “My Dashboard”. </li></ul>This link will take you to the blog, not the “back end”. Back end = administrators area How to Post on WordPress
  3. 3. <ul><li>Click “Posts” </li></ul>How to Post on WordPress
  4. 4. <ul><li>All posts are listed. </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Add New” to create a post. </li></ul>How to Post on WordPress
  5. 5. Type your message Add a title here (shorter is better) How to Post on WordPress
  6. 6. <ul><li>Short and to the point </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 500, ideally 100-200 words </li></ul><ul><li>Energetic, catchy </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly not formal; NO “LIBRARY SPEAK” </li></ul><ul><li>Written to appeal to readers’ interest </li></ul>Good Blog Posts Are: Forsyth Library News Creating a Post
  7. 7. <ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Anything VISUAL </li></ul>Good Blog Posts Have: Forsyth Library News Creating a Post
  8. 8. <ul><li>Add tags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any related topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More is better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appear in Tag Cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add 1-2 categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appear in Category drop-down list </li></ul></ul>When you’re done with the message: How to Post on WordPress
  9. 9. It’s always a good idea to view the post on the live blog after publishing. PREVIEW your post Then hit PUBLISH. How to Post on WordPress
  10. 10. <ul><li>Click Add an Image </li></ul><ul><li>Click browse, find the file on your computer and click “upload” </li></ul><ul><li>On the resulting pop-up, scroll down and click “insert into post” </li></ul>To Insert an Image: How to Post on WordPress Adding Media to a Post
  11. 11. <ul><li>In Google Maps, click the “link” link. </li></ul><ul><li>Click once inside the Paste HTML window to highlight all the code (or put the cursor inside and Ctrl+A). </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+C or right-click and choose “copy”. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the blog post and paste the code in the message box. </li></ul>To Insert a Google Map: How to Post on WordPress Adding Media to a Post
  12. 12. <ul><li>On YouTube, click once inside the Embed window to highlight all the code (or put the cursor inside and Ctrl+A). </li></ul><ul><li>Ctrl+C or right-click and choose “copy”. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the blog post and paste the code in the message box. </li></ul>To Insert a YouTube Video: How to Post on WordPress Adding Media to a Post
  13. 13. <ul><li>The best blogs have PERSONALITY! </li></ul><ul><li>Even if the post is a news item, alert, or dry bit of information, try to give it the personal touch. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with your readers – keep them in mind when choosing a topic and writing the post </li></ul>Blog Post Topics

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