How to Write Your First Blog Post in WordPress Gutenberg?

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How to write your first blog post in WordPress Gutenberg
How to write your first blog post in WordPress Gutenberg

After starting a blog, you’re excited to write your first blog post.

Isn’t it?

If you haven’t yet set up your WordPress blog, check the basic WordPress settings after installing WordPress.

Now the question is how to write your first blog post?

Many people say that writing your first blog post might be scary, but I don’t think so.

Trust me! it’s very easy and simple.

OK! let me tell you how it’s easy.

You’ve got your niche, now figure out what you want to talk about.

If you’re not getting any idea then do one best thing.

Go and start spying on your competitors.

Check what they are doing, collect some data from your different competitors then combine it and launch your own new content.

Note: Always avoid the plagiarism content, make your content unique and plagiarism free.

I also have the best tip to write your first blog post.

Introduce yourself to your first blog post.

Tell your readers who you are, why you are blogging, and what you will post on your blog.

It is one of the best ways to write your first blog post.

Most people use it to start their first blog post.

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Now let’s jump to our topic and see how to write your first post.

12 Steps to Write Your First Blog Post in WordPress Gutenberg

  1. Log in to WordPress.
  2. Click on “Posts”.
  3. Click on “Add New”.
  4. Add title.
  5. Write your article.
  6. Permalink structure.
  7. Add media.
  8. Add categories.
  9. Add tags.
  10. Add featured image.
  11. Preview your blog post.
  12. Publish your post.
How to write your first blog post in WordPress Gutenberg step-by-step

To start writing your blog post at Gutenberg, you must install it first.

To install Gutenberg, all you need to do is.

Go to Plugins > Add New.

Search for Gutenberg plugin.

Click install now and activate it. That’s it.

Step 1: Login to WordPress

Login to WordPress
Login to WordPress

To login to your WordPress site, simply add wp-admin to the end of your site’s URL.

For example:

http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin

Enter your username or email address and enter your password then click on ‘Login’ button.

Step 2: Click on “Posts”

Click on Posts
Click on “Posts”

In the dashboard click on “Posts“.

Step 3: Click on “Add New”

Click on Add New
Click on “Add New”

Now click on “Add New” page.

Step 4: Add title

Add title for your blog post
Add a title for your blog post

In the “Add title” box, you have to write your blog post title.

When you write your blog post, one of the most important factors is your title.

Always create outstanding and attractive titles.

8 out of 10 people will read the headline, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. – Neil Patel.

Use a number, keyword and strong words, for creating a title for your blog post.

Always write short, sweet, and straight to the point.

Step 5: Write your content

Write your content for your blog post
Write your content for your blog post

In the “Write your story” box, you have to write your blog post content.

Here are some options you will find in the blocks.

Common Blocks

  • Paragraph
  • Heading
  • List
  • Image
  • Gallery
  • Quote
  • Audio
  • Cover Image
  • File
  • Video

Formatting

  • Preformatted
  • Code
  • Classic
  • Custom HTML
  • Pullquote
  • Table
  • Verse

Layout Elements

  • Button
  • Columns (beta)
  • More
  • Page break
  • Separator
  • Spacer

Widgets

  • Shortcode
  • Archives
  • Categories
  • Latest Comments
  • Latest Posts

When you write your blog post, pay attention to these elements of your page.

  1. Title tag
  2. Meta tag
  3. Content of page
  4. URL
  5. Image alt text

Step 6: Permalink structure

edit URL structure for your blog post
Edit URL structure for your blog post

To edit a permalink, all you need to do is.

Write the post title, and click on “Save Draft“.

Then just click on the title box and, you will see the permalink edit option right above.

Edit your permalink, make it short and try to use your keyword.

Having a good URL structure is an advantage to your blog post.

A good URL structure is very important for SEO.

SEO helps you increase organic traffic to your blog with the help of search engine results.

Step 7: Add media

Add media to your blog post
Add media to your blog post

It’s very easy to add media to a blog post.

Media library allows you to add (images, videos, audio, and other documents) to your blog post.

Click on Plus (“+“) at the left of the block.

You will see that there are many options available, you want.

I suggest you use at least one image with each blog post.

Because images grab more attention according to the text, you can add an image of every 350 words.

Images also help your blog post to get more traffic from image search engines.

There are many advantages of using images in a blog post.

Step 8: Add categories

Add categories
Add categories

There are 2 ways to add categories in WordPress.

Step 1: Click on “Posts” > “Categories“.

Enter the category name and in slug enter the same name but in small letter, then click “Add New Category“.

Step 2: When writing your blog post, you can directly add any category.

Add categories to your blog post
Add new categories

Click on “Document” > “Categories” > “Add new category“.

Simple enter the category name and click on “Add new category“.

Step 9: Add tags

Add tags to your blog post
Add tags to your blog post

To add tags on your blog post all you need to do is.

Click on “Document” > “Tags“.

Enter your tag and press the enter button on the keyboard.

That’s it.

Tags are similar to categories but have some differences.

The category covers a wide range of your topic but, tags focus on the specific topic.

Step 10: Add featured image

Add featured image for your blog post
Add featured image for your blog post

Featured image is also known as (post thumbnail).

To add featured image on your blog post.

Click on “Document” > “Feature Image” > “Set featured image“.

On the next page, WordPress media uploader will be displayed.

You can use this to upload images from your computer or use existing images from your media library.

After selecting the image, click the “select” button in the lower right corner.

Then the image will appear in the Featured Image meta box.

Step 11: Preview your blog post

Preview your blog post
Preview your blog post

When you are ready to publish your blog post, please preview it before publishing it online.

I highly recommend you preview your blog posts before you publish it.

As you can see, there are three buttons in the upper right corner.

  1. Save Draft
  2. Preview
  3. Publish

Click on “Save Draft” then click on “Preview” button to view your blog post.

If there are a grammar or spelling mistakes in your blog post, you can fix it before it gets live.

If you want your posts clear and mistake-free I suggest you use Grammarly.

Step 12: Publish your post

Publish your post in WordPress
Publish your blog post in WordPress

If once you satisfied with your blog post after previewing it.

You can set it live so that it can get access to the internet.

To do this, click on ‘Publish‘ button. Booom!

Congratulations!

Finally, you write your first blog post, and it’s time to view it.

view the post in wordpress
View the post

You can view your blog post by clicking on “View post” just above the post title.

update after it’s been published
Update after it’s been published

Note: Posts can be still edited and updated even after they are published. The changes are reflected as soon as you press the “Update” button on the post editor screen.

Conclusion

There are three main elements to write a blog post in WordPress.

Creating the post, giving it a title, and adding content.

In the next step, add other features that are available to you when you creating posts in WordPress blog.

I hope this article helped you learn how to write your first blog post in WordPress Gutenberg.

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