If you have created your own website, It is really important to promote it through social media accounts which will give you strong connections with the people and build a strong relation with your customers. You can also take your relationships to the next level by writing and posting blogs. WordPress blogging is very interesting as well as easy. If you want to know how to add a blog to the website with ease, this article is for you.
If you have a website on WordPress, the steps of adding a blog are pretty easy. But if you don’t have, don’t worry it is still as easy as creating a new page and linking it out to an existing platform (such as Blogger.com). you’ll need to check the documentation pertaining to your site to be sure.
Let us discuss all the steps one by one.
Add a new page in WordPress
Log in to your WordPress dashboard, choose the page from the dashboard. The screen with Add new page will appear. This step is pretty self explanatory. Here you have a page where you can start writing your blog.
Name the page
Let us now name the page for easy identification. You can name it as a ‘Blog’ as it will be your main page for the blogs you will be writing in future.
Leave the text box empty
Leave the text box blank because you want the page to act as a feed for your posts. This page is not for the static read. You don’t want to display page content here. When you will write a content, the WordPress will display your blog posts using this page as a front page.
Publish the page
You have created your blank blog page which is saved in your WordPress database. What next you will have to do is, click the publish In order for your Blog page to go live on your website. You have created your blank page that redirects http://yourdomain.com/blog.
Navigate to the Settings
On your dashboard, you will find different columns. Go to the ‘Settings’ and then ‘Reading’ to find the page seen above.
Designate a Posts page
Click on A static page, and then select Blog under the drop-down menu for Posts page. Make sure you have chosen the blog under the drop down menu for posts page and not for the front page. This is where your post will appear.
Determine the amount of posts you want
This is the step where you will have to decide how many posts you want your readers can see on the single page. This is really a personal preference. Type 5 or 12 any number you want and save the changes. You can play around the numbers and check how many posts you would like to show in the single page.
Write and publish your first post
Now it’s all set to write your first blog on your WordPress website. Create a quality content and write a blog for your readers. Keep publishing interesting blogs by setting your calendars for the regular posts.
Now that you’ve learned how to add a blog to your website, you’re ready to put your words out there. It is really easy following certain steps. Hopefully, these tips and tricks will make you more confident about creating your WordPress blog page on your website. Happy blogging!