6. Preparing to Post

Building a good blog post is all about having good content. WordPress won’t make you a better blogger, but if you know how to format your post, you can at least appear to know what you’re doing. (I’ve been coasting along using this strategy for most of my life.) In this chapter, I show you how to set up a WordPress post like a pro, but I leave the actual content up to you.

WordPress tries to get out of your way so as to make writing posts easy. When you click the big New Post button at the top of every WordPress admin screen (Figure 6.1), WordPress displays the Posts screen.

Figure 6.1. The New Post button is waiting for you to click it.

You’ll notice that the Posts entry in the left navigation bar has expanded and offers ...

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