Chapter 1: Writing Your First Post

In This Chapter

arrow.png Navigating the Add New Post page

arrow.png Writing and publishing your posts

arrow.png Creating a unique work space for writing

It’s time to write your first post in your new WordPress blog! The topic you choose to write about and the writing techniques you use to get your message across are all up to you; I have my hands full writing this book! I can tell you, however, all about the techniques you’ll use to write the wonderful passages that can bring you blog fame. Ready?

This chapter covers everything you need to know about the basics of publishing a blog post on your site, from writing a post to formatting, categorizing, tagging, and publishing it to your site.

Composing Your Blog Post

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 — discussion options, categories, and tags, for example — you can configure each post however you like.

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