Start by logging in to your WordPress site with your username and password.

Remember that the login info is case-sensitive, so you have to be sure to use capital letters in the right places.

  • In this case, I’m logging in to TravelWritersNews.com
  • Be sure you add “/wp-admin” (without quotation marks) to the end of the URL.
  • WordPress updates to a new version from time to time, so it may look a little different than you remembered, but the process of creating a post stays the same.

Logging in will take you to your site’s “Dashboard.” In the left-hand column, you’ll see a place where it says POSTS and then EDIT or ADD NEW. To write a new post, click on ADD NEW.

This will take you to a page that says ADD NEW POST at the top. You write the title of the new post in the white bar directly below those words. Below that you’ll see a formatting palette (bold, italics, bulleted list, etc.) and below that is the big white box in which you write the post.

After you’ve written and formatted the post, check the following:

  • Select/check one or more categories under which the post will be filed. (Use the CATEGORIES section to the right of the big white box.)
  • Use the PREVIEW function to check your post.
  • Be sure to click on the blue PUBLISH button in the right-hand column.

Of course, there’s lots more you can do (more formatting, adding links and images, adding keywords for search engine optimization), but this will get you started.

Have fun!


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