Jeremiah Grady

Jeremiah Grady

Partner at Placer Digital

Ask any digital marketing expert the top 3 easiest, most affordable ways to boost your online presence. You’d be hard pressed to find one that doesn’t include blogging on their list. What makes blogging special?

Blogging offers you, the expert, an opportunity to showcase your knowledge to the people who matter most; your customers! Blogging helps establish credibility with your audience, creating a trust that will place you top-of-mind when they need products or services you offer. When used correctly, blogging can also help you return higher on google searches related to your business.

Step 1

To create your blog you need to go to your website

To do this enter your website name in the address bar of your web browser.

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Step 2

Type /wp-admin at the end of your website URL. 

Now that you’re on the WordPress login page enter the credential provided to you in the official email you received from the web developer and click “Log In

Step 3

Once on the Dashboard locate the menu on the left side of your page. Find “Posts” and select it.

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Step 4

Once the Posts tab loads, select the blue button that says, “Add New

Step 5

Now you’re ready to enter your blog information. Add your blog title in the blank title section, and your blog text to the blank blog text section under it.

Once you’ve entered the title and text, scroll down the “Postspage for Step 6

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Step 6

Once you’ve scrolled down locate the “Set featured image” button and select it.

Step 7

A pop-up will appear on screen. Near the top left of the pop-up, select the “Upload files” tab. 

Next click on “Select Files,” locate the desired photo on your computer, and select it. Try choosing a photo that is related to the blog topic. One of your own images is a great option.

Finally, click “Set featured image” near the bottom left of your screen.

Note: Blogs do not require a featured image, but the images do improve how blogs perform on search engines.

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Step 8

The featured image pop-up window should disappear. Scroll up to the top of the current page. Locate the “Publish” button.

Once this action has loaded, your blog is now live on your website!