The Easy Way To Set Up A WordPress Blog

Written By Sandra Ciminelli

Sandra is a WordPress freelancer who is passionate about seeing small business flourish.

For those who have their own domain name and a hosted WordPress website, the All in one SEO Pack plugin is one of the most robust free SEO plugins available today. In comparison to the free version of the Yoast SEO plugin which is very good, but only allows one for the use of one keyword, the All In One SEO Pack plugin allows the use of multiple keywords, giving your site a better chance at ranking for pages and posts.

How to set up your WordPress Blog using the Classic Editor

  1. Log into the dashboard at www.yourdomain.com.au/wp-admin
  2. On the black strip top section click + New
  3. In the drop-down menu select ‘post’. Remember that each new blog is a post not a page.
  4. Add your post title\
  5. Write your post and edit.
  6. Save your post as a ‘DRAFT’ until you are ready to publish. If you choose to exit the dashboard to continue your draft at a later date, find your post in the left black section of the dashboard in Posts.

A Blogger’s Helpful sites

You might wish to learn how to Use the new WordPress Block Editor, also known as the Gutenberg Editor.
Neil Patel provides 12 Blog editing strategies which may help you along the way to successful writing.

Add SEO Information on the right Sidebar

No matter which WordPress editor you’ve decided to create your post with, the following information applies.

Categories – Enter the categories in which your post relates to.
Tags – Enter as many tags with keywords that appear in your blog post.
Featured Image – Enter a Featured image size 1200 x 628px (Use Canva to select specific dimensions easily and find free stock images) Their paid account is a must for social media marketing. 

See the example below:

Scroll down to the All In One SEO Sidebar Section to fill out your page information.

  1. Add a Post Title – Up to 41 Characters.
  2. Description – 160 characters max.
  3. Keywords – Add the best combination of Keywords pertaining to your post.


Don’t forget to add an excerpt by scrolling to the bottom of the page. This will appear on your blog page, under your SEO image that introduces your blog.

Writing and Formatting Blog Post

Write and format your post, using H2 for blog title headings, and H3 for sub headings. (h1 only to be used for Page Titles usually used on headers). Use the Add media button to add Images and videos to your post. 

See the example below:



When you are ready to go live press the PUBLISH Button. At the top of the page along the strip, click view post to see how it looks live.


Author – Sandra Ciminelli
www.actwebsites.com.au

 

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