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Creating Posts

Posts are what you think of when you think of a blog; they’re dated, and appear in reverse chronological order. They move down your blog as you publish new ones. They’re browsable in the WordPress.com Reader, where prospective fans can find them under tags you assign them.

Click on add a post. This will create a draft post on your blog and open up the post editor. In the top field, insert a title. Ignore DIVI, use default editor instead.

In the large area below the title, write your post. To add more interest, use the formatting buttons, which you may recognize from a word processor. Along with standard formatting options like bold, italics, and bullet points, there are two specific tools here that are helpful to know about: the link and quote tools.

Add a picture

There are two ways to do this: you can drag the image files from your desktop right into the post where they’ll be automatically uploaded and inserted, or you can use the tools within the editor.

To add an image from the editor, place your cursor in the text where you’d like to put the image, and click + button. You can upload, which will take you to your computer, or you can go to the media library to pick an image.

When you click on the pencil icon of the image you can edit that image. You can type the title, caption and a description (which is important regarding meta-data and seo-ing). You can even create a link for the image.

Once the image is in your post, you can choose its alignment and adjust its size. Click on the image to pull up these options.

If you’d like to have your words wrap around the image, choose a right or left alignment option. Use the plus and minus signs to increase or decrease the size of the image, and the thought bubble to edit your caption.

You can also adjust the size of your image right in the post by clicking and dragging one of the boxes at the image’s corners. 

To remove the image entirely, click the Trash icon.

Give your new post a few tags and categories

You will see an area for that in the right-hand column. (To add categories and tags you have to be in Document and not Block mode) This is important. If the categories are not defined the post will not appear on the designated MEDIA page. If the post still won’t appear on the MEDIA page, let me know.

Note how you must toggle between the Document and Block settings to get to different functions.

Happy? Publish!
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