Getting Started With WordPress Posts

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Pre-Intro

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Into the Basics

From the Wealthy Affiliate Homepage, click on Websites on the top toolbar and then click on SiteBuilder. It should look something like this: 

Once you have clicked on SiteBuilder you should come to your Website Dashboard and will look like this:

NOTE: If you haven’t installed your Plugins, do so now or look back in the beginning of the training videos under the Training tab of Wealthy Affiliate

Once you see the screen shown above you have the power to create an exciting website right at your fingertips.


Creating a New Post

On the WordPress Dashboard look over to the left toolbar and you will see the 📌Posts tab. It should be the tab right under Home, and Updates. Click on it and select “Add New.”

Zoomed in image to eliminate distraction.

DO NOT GET OVERWELMED BY THE AMOUNT OF TABS AND TOOLS YOU SEE. LET’S DO THIS STEP BY STEP TOGETHER.

 

Once you have opened a New Post, you will have to come up with a captivating Title to use.  This will help attract more people to your post.  Including good Keywords will also help you out in many ways.

Notice all of the Quick Tools you have access to right on the Posts draft page.
There are 21 Quick Tool buttons at the top. If you are unsure what some of them are, hover your cursor over the button and the description will appear. But here is a list of all 21 Quick Tool buttons, top row first from left to right:


Inserting an Image in Posts

Inserting an image into a new or existing post is really quite simple. But before I get into the actual process we need to make sure that you have everything you need for it to work properly. You can skip this step if you chose to (like it did) but chances are you will need this for a smooth transition onto the Post or Page.

You are going to need to locate the Plugins tab on your left-hand toolbar. It is about midway down right under the Appearance tab.

Once you have arrived at the Add Plugins main screen you will need to search “Add From Server.” It should be the first one to come up, but just to make sure you’ll need the one By: Dion Hulse.

Now we know we won’t have a problem uploaded an image onto your Post/Page in WordPress.

Below is a little screenshot of what I am working on right now so that you can see a little bit what you can do with these images.

Directly above the Paragraph button you will see an Add Media button. Hit that button and it should open up a new window where it will give you the option to upload a new image or select one from your Media Library.

If you do not have any images uploaded into your Media Library yet (like I didn’t), you will need to upload any images you want to use by clicking on the Select Files button. It will look like the screenshot above.


Editing Your Image

Once you have found the picture you want to use, there are a few different things you can do. You can right-click on the file and click on edit. Once you click on the edit button it will open up you Paint window. From here you can also do a few different things.

One of main reasons for bringing your image to the Paint window is to Resize the image. You will NEED to resize an image anytime it is too large. Another good thing you can do from here is to use the Shapes Boxes to draw on the image to highlight things you want your readers to see as I have done above.

Once you have made all the changes you would like to the image, hit the Insert Image Into Post to put it in your Post or Page.

And that’s about all there is to it. You now know how to successfully upload any image into your Post or Page using WordPress!

1 thought on “Getting Started With WordPress Posts”

  1. How do you get non-copyrighted imaged to choose from? All I can find online for free are ones that are copyrighted or they have watermarks all over them.

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