Websites are used for a number of different reasons and one of these reasons is to produce content in the form of blog posts. It can be a news piece for a journalist’s website, an insightful piece about a part of a business or any number of creative pieces of work consisting of written and photographic content. Wordpress is one of the most popular website hosting services, and that is the service we will be focusing on in this piece. How do you produce a blog post for your WordPress website and what do you need to consider when doing so?
Content and AppearanceThe bulk of a blog post and the most important part is the content. When you go to create a post on WordPress all you need to do is select “Create a New Post” and from here you can begin writing your content. There are many options that wordpress provides with regards to producing content for a blog post. It includes all the usual typography settings that you’d expect to find in a place where text is produced, but you can insert links, embed video and add images. The key here is to be creative with it all. Make sure you spread out your paragraphs and make the post as readable as possible. If you are unsure of what the layout will look like once it is on your web then there is a handy “preview” tool which WordPress has which can be very handy. Add images where possible and even embed video, YouTube videos tend to embed quite well into pieces. This is what we do when we publish our blogs and videos simultaneously on Laing Media Ltd. In fact you may even see the video to this blog embed right above. TOP TIP: Remember to frequently save your blog post. Use the “Save as draft” option to keep your piece up-to-date so that if you lose internet connection while working on it or the website crashes then your most recent work will be saved to continue working from.