If you’re brand new to WordPress, one of the first things you’ll want to learn is how to make a basic blog post. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to do, but just like most other things in life, it’s a lot easier to learn from someone else than it is to fumble through it on your own. So today Mark is going to show you step by step how to create your first post starting with giving your post a title, adding content and pictures, adding a featured image, and even how to schedule your post to appear later (like when you’re on vacation and you want to make it look like you’re still working).

2:49 Starting a new post (post page overview)

5:54 Entering a post title

6:21 Adding content to your post

7:19 Adding pictures to your post

14:00 Adding a featured image

15:36 Scheduling your post to publish at a later date

17:08 Changing your permalinks

If you learn better reading, we've got a step-by-step blog post on our website here: http://www.pcclassesonline.com/your-first-wordpress-blog-post/"
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28 Responses to Your First WordPress Blog Post

  • Gerald Sandoval says:

    I'm sure you had something interesting but, I don't want just music on a video. If you can't use speech to tell me what your video is about then I will find one that does. Thanks for trying

  • vipo story says:

    Thanks man. But I have question:
    how i can choose page where i want to set post?

  • josue coelho says:

    nossa legal

  • pete ocean says:

    To be yourself is to express yourself at all costs. Its not a matter of who likes you or who does not, the issue is to be true to yourself and celebrate life with the people who are your true friends thats it full stop. Life is to precious to worry over what people think or say about you its there problem not yours.

  • Rich Paul says:

    Honest, I'm not being 'cute' but what is the point of having/writing a blog? I'm not new to computers and actually build my own high-perf systems. So it’s pretty sad that I've NEVER been able to get a grip on owning and maintaining a website, (I've had two in the last two years), and I understand "Blogging" even less, if that's possible!

    Here's a scenario that I THINK a blog is used for: The "Blogger" doesn't know anyone on line, doesn't use Facebook, Twitter, etc.. However, he wants to voice his opinion about a growing injustice being headed by employer backed, health insurance companies.

    So he writes a blog that covers the entire thing in detail, (we’re talking 1800 words, give or take. He hopes to gain public support eventually but more realistically, he wants those who are interested, to know they're not alone.

    Of course, he would like to have "those of opinion", post a comment or question. On the other hand, he wants the ability to restrict off-topic points, vulgar behavior, improper posts or publications, and doesn't want to get wacked by spammers.

    In other words, 'limited control' over the content. In addition, he wants the flexibility to begin a new topic of completely different content. 

    So that's the "scenario" and I know that a website URL would offer all that… to a point. But what about a blog spot, can it offer all that? 

    Very recently, I inadvertently became a member of a blog site, (seriously, that's how little I understand it all), and I think it’s called "G Blogger". In as much as I want to start one, I don't know what the 'downside' of that is.

    The reason I stay away from Facebook and those other Cyber-Social sites is that there's a degree of uncertainty as to what is actually being "seen" and what isn't. So goes a similar concern with blogs… I think.
    Thanks, Rich 

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  • Dara “DaraLovesCoupons” LovesCoupons says:

    Wonderful! So simple and easily demonstrated. Thank you.

  • Fahim Chowdhury says:

    Its Nice.. 

  • Raul Botello says:

    I'm totally lost. After years of creating blogs on blogspot, I suddenly am unable to edit my blogs or add posts as the editing tools refuse to appear. My blogs are all listed on my reading list as of recently but that's as far as it goes. Is there a way to reset the mechanics of blogger?

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  • Wizard El Hawy says:

    GOOOD . But,it ill be publish at home page i wanna change the page and publish at another  page ??? waiting for replay

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  • Benedetti Emmanuel says:

    Bonjour  c'est pour tester  mon blog ,  et passé un bon week-end  ses pas  la canicule ses l'hiver  les esquimaux  sont  de retour  en Normandie ……..

  • Francine Brevetti says:

    if i want to use an aggregator like blogcatalog or hootsuite, how do i get my WP blog to appear on those sites?

  • Elena Sullivan says:

    This was so well done and easy to understand. Really appreciated.

  • Ashton Deroy says:

    WordPress blogs will always have my business, the features and shop is just so sophisticated. WordPress blogs have worked very well in Marketing strategy for me.

  • ZIESCHE Modern Apothecary says:

    I just want to use WP for my blog and link it to my shopify page .( shopify website is not in WP ) Do i have to have a separate domain name for that ? Will it help with SEO on my Shopify Website ?

  • ZIESCHE Modern Apothecary says:

    Absolutely LOVE your videos !!!

  • Lexy Asana says:

    You save lives. Thank you

  • deepsea5150 says:

    Thank you Mark and David. After watching this vid I have stopped pulling my hair out!

  • Mark Ellis says:

    David, very impressive video! I am going to be recommending this to all of my readers. Thanks so much for the great instruction and delivery, my friend! God Bless!

  • Roderick Graham says:

    If you are brand new to WordPress how do you know what a "theme" is?

  • Agoodguy lock n key Mobile Locksmith Services says:

    You are Very easy to understand for us first timers.   Thank you.

  • Elena22 says:

    I am watching this for the second time as I am ready for my first blog post in Word Press. I am wondering though. As I work on my post and I publish so I can see if I like how it's looking, won't that be visible to others? Is there a way to check on my progress without it being public? Thanks

  • Dean Henderson says:

    Excellent video. Very easy to follow and most helpful! Thank you.

  • Michael Swedenberg says:

    Thank you for a simple, direct and well edited video.



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