Now that you understand how to adjust the WordPress theme to meet our desired look and feel its time to start adding content.
Without content, a website isn’t really a website, is it?
Content is the most important part of your website, even if you have the best design in the world, you probably won’t have many visitors without content. Content is part of how Search Engines, such as Google and Bing, determine where to rank your website.
In this article, you’ll learn the basic of adding content to your WordPress site or blog.
Adding Content to Your WordPress Blog or Site
Creating Your First WordPress Post
To create your first WordPress post, log in to your site admin panel and go to Posts » Add New.
On this page, you will see the WordPress posts editor. The most important parts of this page are:
- Post Title – enter the title of your post in this field. On your theme, it will be shown above your content.
- Post Content – you can use the WordPress WYSIWYG editor to add the actual content of your post. Note that it has two tabs – Visual (use the editor to format your text) and Text (add your HTML code directly).
Once you enter the content of your first post, you need to Publish it. Publishing brings your post to your actual website.
That’s it! You can now go to the front page of your site to check out the newly created blog post.
Adding a WordPress Page
Creating a WordPress page is very similar to creating a post. Just remember, though, that pages are intended for static content.
To create a new WordPress page, login to your site admin panel and go to Pages» Add New.
The WordPress page editor looks nearly identical to the post editor, except for a few different boxes located on the right side of the screen.
Add the title of the page (i.e. About Us) and some content on the visual editor.
The Page Attributes section applies a parent page and template to your new page. For the Parent section, you can arrange your pages into hierarchies. For example, you could create this new page with additional pages under it. There are no limits to how many levels you can nest pages.
Some WordPress themes have custom page templates, most especially premium themes like the one you purchase from ThemeForest, so in the Template section, it allows you to apply a template to your new page.
The Order box, it allows you to order your page numerically. Pages are usually ordered alphabetically, but you can choose your own order by entering a number in this field.
The Publish section of the page editor is exactly the same as for writing posts. You can Preview the page and when you’re ready to publish, you can either publish immediately, save this or a draft, or schedule the page to be published later.
That’s it! You can now go to the page by clicking on View Page link to check your newly created page.
Adding Multimedia to WordPress Posts
Adding images, music, and videos to your posts are very simple with WordPress.
To do this, let’s open the post you’ve created earlier. Click on any of the text where you want to add the content (in this guide, will be adding an image to the post) and click on the Add Media button in the top left part of the editor.
The WordPress Insert Media pop-up will appear. Click on the Select files button in the middle of the screen.
Locate the image from your local computer you wish to upload, WordPress will upload it and refresh the page depending on the file format. Once the image has been uploaded, there are two things you should take care of. First, attachment details – enter its title for the link, an alt text, a description, and optionally a caption. The caption will appear under the actual image on your front end.
Second, you need to specify the attachment display settings of the image:
- Alignment – This will align the image in your content. However, this alignment will depend on the actual theme work on your site.
- Link To – This will link the image to – the full-size image file, the media page automatically created for each new attachment, custom URL or simply not to link it.
- Size – When you upload an image, WordPress creates multiple copies of it in different sizes. Choose whether you want a thumbnail, medium sized image or the full-size image added to your post.
After you enter the necessary information for your image and choose how to visualize it in your post, click the Insert into post button. You will see the image added to your editor window.
You can now update your post and go to the front end of your site. You will see the newly added image added to your post.
If you wish to add music and video to your posts, just follow the same instructions mentioned above.
We hope this article helped you how to add content to your WordPress website. You may also want to see our guide on how to organize WordPress content with tags & categories.
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