For this lesson, we will learn how to create a blog post/page in WordPress. We will make your website’s initial pages. I highly suggest that you use the following free tools for every write-up that you do.
- Google Docs
Google Docs is free. These are the reasons why I only use this while writing.
- It is distraction-free.
- It autosaves reliably. I have experience using different tools (WordPress editor, Hemingway, Pro-Writing Aid, and even the Grammarly app). They all failed me at least once especially when my internet connection is not stable. I had to redo everything that I wrote. But not Google Docs.
- I can install free third-party spelling and grammar checkers apps.
- I can access my articles from anywhere, and any device.
I use Google Chrome and I add the free Google Chrome extension. No matter how good you write, no one is perfect. The free Grammarly can spot some mistakes that you would otherwise have missed.
It automatically underlines my mistakes in Google Docs, too. The free one doesn’t correct everything (since it is free), but it is still better instead of nothing.
With that out of the way, let’s create your initial pages.
Create your “About” Post/Page
Your about page should not be all about you. Say something too like why you created your website. Here’s my “About Me” page for my first blog.
Don’t worry if you don’t know yet the direction of your site. You can always update it later.
Publish it as a post or a page. My sites' "about" are always pages. My main reason is I don’t want a date to appear in it. However, I will teach you in the later lessons how to remove date in a post. So basically, if your "about me page" is a post, it’s okay too.
Once you have your about page/post ready, it’s time to go to WordPress to get it published in your blog.
How To Create A Blog Post On WordPress With Block Editor
If you don’t have the “Classic Editor” plugin activated, here’s a step by step guide on how to use the WordPress Block Editor.
Otherwise, you can stick to the classic way of creating a post. If you ask me, embrace change. Use the Block Editor.
You may “copy” it but don’t forget to change my website name to your website name as well as my email address to your email address.
Since you will be “copying it,” it is considered “plagiarism" IF you do not hide it from Google. You SHOULD hide it from search engines by ticking the “no index” and “no-follow.”
Scroll down your post and look for the boxes and tick them.
This way, Google and search engines will not index (acknowledge) it.
That’s it for this lesson. I hope you are taking action so far! 🙂 If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave them below!