How to Post on Word Press

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