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How to create blog post in WordPress – Free basic guide

Are you new to WordPress, maybe you just hosted your new website and ready to start your blogging journey.

You log in to your admin panel and dive into the add post editor. Everything looks complicated, you have seen all the features but don’t know how to use most of them.

Even most professionals don’t know some of the hidden features in the post editing page.
In this tutorial.

You are going to learn all the features in the post-editing screen. This guide will help you to create a better WordPress blog post.

Before creating your post, first, let’s create a category for the post. So, after you have login to your WordPress dashboard hover over the post tab then select the ‘Category’ button.

How to create blog post in WordPress - add category

When you are in the category screen. Add the name of the category (e.g blog, marketing, WordPress e.t.c) you can call it whatever you want. When you are done click the ‘Add new category’ button.

Now let’s go back to our main topic, how to create blog posts in WordPress.

In this guide. You will learn how to use the new WordPress editor known as Gutenberg. Also learn how to use the old classic editor.

How to use WordPress Gutenberg editor

Step one: Use the add post title and content block.
The WordPress editor has good looking writing interface, first, you will see where you will enter your post title.

How to create blog post in WordPress - add post title

After post title the next part is to add the contents. So click on the ‘add block’ button to add your contents.

How to create blog post in WordPress - add block

In this block is where you will put all the elements you want in your posts such as paragraphs, gallery, columns, images, embeds, shortcodes, widgets, and more.

Adding image block

You can easily add images to your content by chosen the image block and then select the image you want to upload.

How to create blog post in WordPress - add image

They are three ways to add an image to your post. You can choose an already uploaded image in your media library or upload a new image from your device or enter the URL of the image from another source.

This WordPress editor also enables you to create an image gallery for your post. To use it, simply add the ‘image gallery block’ to display the image in a grid layout.

Step two: Embed video in your content

The WordPress editor provides you with ‘embed block’ which allows adding video or audio files to your content from popular services like youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, Spotify, and more.

Step three: adding category and tag

WordPress gives you the ability to structure your post into categories and tags. This process enables you to arrange your post into sections and topics.

It also helps in boosting your site SEO and makes it easy for your readers to find the contents they want to read.

To use the category and tag meta box, you can locate it at the right-hand column, under the ‘Document settings.

When you locate it, choose the category you want from the drop-dow