How to Write a WordPress Post

by Nina Vucetic on July 11, 2011

how to write a wordpress postToday we will do a hands on tutorial about how to write a wordpress post. We will also look at what goes into creating  and publishing your first WordPress post. This may look challenging at first, with all of the different information you have to remember and include, but once you have posted a few of these, you will be able to do it in your sleep!

I have also included a checklist sheet that you can pull out anytime you are creating a new wordpress post in the beginning , so that you can refer to it to make sure that you have everything in place.

This will also give you confidence that you know how to write a wordpress post and that you have checked everything off and are ready to become a wordpress posting superstar!

So make sure to keep checking in on your how to write a wordpress post checklist in the early stages, until you get the formula nailed.

Creating  and Publishing your first word press post

The first thing that you need to do before creating any post is:

  1. Figure out what you want to talk about and what your topic is
  2. Do the research that is required and write it up in wordpress or a word document
  3. Try to break the document into short, brief paragraphs that are easy to read, add subtitles, bullet points and anything else that makes it easy for your potential viewer to read
  4. Make sure you are not too broad – remember that you post will be approximaltely 400 words, at the very least. Keep this in mind as a minimum because Google loves content, especially informative, unique and original content.
  5. Narrow down your topic as much as possible so it is easily digestible by readers
  6. Do keyword research to find 3-5 main keywords to use. Use your main keyword throughout the article several times – do not be too spammy and add variations of your chosen keyword. When doing keyword research it is crucial to find the right keywords that are getting enough searches but are not overly competitive. If your keyword is too competitive – something like “make money online”, you will NEVER get found. Find that “sweet spot”.
  7. Make sure you keep a spreadsheet of all your keywords that are relevant to your blog so that you can use them in the future. Group your keywords together into smaller groups and categories so that they are easier to find and track.  Long tail keywords are the key. They may not generate massive traffic instantly – but it all adds up in the end when you have a number of posts targeting different long tail keywords.
  8. Do an image search to add to your post to make it look great!

How to Write a WordPress Post – Example

Ok, so lets begin. Lets say your first post is about  “What is elearning”

  1. Do all of the necessary research about this topic and combine it together into a word document.
  2. Do a Google image search for anything to do with elearning. This is simply done by typing in the relevant keywords like e learning, eleearn, learning online, etc… you can find a few that you like and download for future use, or just choose one to start with.
  3. When writing  a wordpress post, I like to do this first so that I have it ready to go and am not messing around trying to find an image at the end.
  4. The next step is to log into your wordpress site.
  5. You login at the bottom of the page on the right hand side
  6. Once you are logged in, you will be taken to the main dashboard.
  7. On the left hand side click on “Posts”
  8. Then click “Add New”
  9. Add a Title which is catchy and compelling and includes your main keyword.
  10. The first paragraph should include your main keyword, preferably towards the beginning of the post.
  11. Use the chosen main keyword plus  2 other variations throughout the post. The main keyword should be used at a 3% density.
  12. Write your post in this main body area.
  13. Use shorter paragraphs that are easier to read, bullet points and numbering. Anything to make it easy for your reader to digest the information.
  14. End by using the main keyword again somewhere in the last paragraph.
  15. Add the appropriate tags – which are your keywords, and you can also add some additional variations. Keep it to 5-7 tags.
  16. Choose or create the appropriate category.
  17. Add The image that you have chosen
  18. Fill Out the All In One SEO Information – All In One SEO is probably the best plugin for SEO purposes and can easily be downloaded for free.
  19. Then Click Publish!

You have just learned how to write a wordpress post! The next steps are to practice, practice, practice. Get to the point that you can write a wordpress post in your lunch hour or while you are in between appointments. It will soon become second nature, as long as you are persistent and keep practicing your wordpress writing skills.

 

QUICK WORDPRESS POSTING CHECKLIST:

  • Does my title include my main keyword
  • Have I used my main keyword at 3% density throughout the article
  • Have I included subheadings with either my main keyword of variations of it?
  • Have I included an image
  • Have I added tags
  • Have I selected a category or added a new one?
  • Have I filled out the All In One SEO

 

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