Composing a blog post is a lot like typing an e-mail: You give it a title, you write the message, and you click a button to send your words into the world. This section covers the steps you take to compose and publish a blog post on your site. By using the different options that WordPress provides — like discussion options, categories and tags, for example — you can configure each post however you like.
You can collapse or reposition all the modules on the Add New Posts page to suit your needs. The only part of the Add New Posts page that can't be collapsed and repositioned is the actual Title and Post text boxes (where you write your blog post).
Follow these steps to write a basic blog post:
The Add New Post page opens, as shown in Figure 1-1.
You can use the Visual Text Editor to format the text in your post. We explain the Visual Text Editor, and the buttons and options, later in this section.
The page refreshes with your post title and content saved, but not yet published to your blog.